What are Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and how do they relate to windshield replacement?

ADAS use computer connected sensors and cameras to assist and keep you safe while driving. In the image and video below you can learn about what these systems do and how they operate. In most cases, the vehicle manufacturer requires that certain types of ADAS need to be recalibrated following windshield replacement. City Auto Glass offers a one-stop solution for windshield replacement and ADAS recalibration. Our Customer Service Representatives will advise you of your vehicle model’s ADAS service requirements and schedule your windshield replacement and recalibration in accordance with your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

How important is it to properly recalibrate ADAS in a vehicle?

According to vehicle manufacturers, if your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) feature, a recalibration is required in any of these instances:

  • Following windshield replacement
  • Following collision repair
  • Your airbag has deployed
  • Following suspension repair
  • Following a front end alignment
  • Following a change in tires or ride height
  • Following replacement of a faulty camera
  • Any of your ADAS lights are on/flashing codes
  • Following replacement of the vehicle’s ECM (Engine Control Module), PCM (Powertrain Control Module), or ECU (Engine Control Unit)

With more ADAS recalibrations under our belt than any other auto glass shop, auto body shop, or auto dealership in the entire Midwest, be sure to choose us for all of your ADAS recalibration needs! Read more about the importance of properly calibrated ADAS here.

Do ADAS actually help to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities?

Here’s what the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) data shows.

What if the dealership that I purchased my car from tells that re-calibration of the ADAS following windshield replacement is not necessary for my car?

Because ADAS is a relatively new technology, there are still a great many automotive dealerships that are unaware of the manufacturer’s recommendations and/or do not perform ADAS recalibrations. We have an extensive database of over 650 individual vehicle model’s re-calibration service requirements and will advise you accordingly with your utmost safety in mind.