We will help you determine if your vehicle has ADAS features and what type of recalibration is necessary.

What is ADAS Recalibration?

Have you noticed the camera on or by your windshield? That camera is responsible for the proper operation of one or more of the ADAS features in your vehicle such as adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, pedestrian avoidance, among others. When we complete an ADAS recalibration, it is that windshield camera we are recalibrating. There are two types of ADAS recalibration, static and dynamic.

Static Recalibration

Static recalibration consists of setting up a vehicle-specific target board a precise distance from the vehicle and finding the center of the vehicle. The camera is then recalibrated via the scan tool connected to the vehicle’s computer and the target board aligns the vehicle.

Dynamic Recalibration

Dynamic recalibration consists of hooking up a scan tool to the vehicle and going for a road test. The road test will then align the vehicle while the scan tool recalibrates the camera.

Trained and Certified

Our recalibration techs are trained and certified on both Bosch and Opti-Aim recalibration systems, and the service is offered state-wide. Some vehicles may require both static and dynamic recalibration. If ADAS recalibration is part of your glass claim, the cost will most likely be covered.

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

ADAS features consist of 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 features 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 Assistance System (ADAS) feature, recalibration is necessary for all 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 independent 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 features 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 me that ADAS recalibration following a 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 700 individual vehicle model’s recalibration service requirements and will advise you accordingly with your utmost safety in mind.