Most drivers already know that getting a new windshield can often result in improved visibility and safety behind the wheel. However, what some may not know is that when you replace the glass of your windshield on newer vehicles, you’ll likely need to recalibrate your vehicle ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) as well.
Over the years, ADAS cameras have become an essential component of automotive safety. In most cars, these camera systems are in charge of regulating important safety systems, like blind spot monitors, lane departure systems, and collision avoidance. After a windshield replacement, important camera systems like these may be out of alignment and unable to function as intended. If they are not properly dealt with, misaligned cameras can result in the improper operation or failure of these important safety systems.
Does Your Vehicle Need a Windshield Made by The Original Equipment Manufacturer?
If you recently had a replacement windshield installed in your car that wasn’t made by the same manufacturer as the original car itself, you may want to make sure that your ADAS cameras are still properly aligned and functioning properly. On certain vehicle makes and models, if your new windshield wasn’t made by the car’s OEM (original equipment manufacturer), it may not be made to the same specs and allow for proper calibration. As a result, your vehicle ADAS system may be thrown off of it’s original calibration and not work correctly. Alderfer Glass has the ability to determine which windshields will work with various ADAS systems and supply and install them accordingly, working with your insurance company in the process as needed.
A mis-calibrated ADAS can hinder the functionality of important safety systems and leave you more vulnerable behind the wheel. By having your ADAS system professionally recalibrated after a windshield replacement, you can ensure the continued protection of important safety systems like blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. As the windshield repair and replacement professionals, the team at Alderfer Glass can properly recalibrate all your ADAS cameras to ensure these features are working correctly.
For more information on windshield repair in Limerick or the surrounding areas, contact Alderfer Glass today.