The ABCs of Windshield Replacement: “C” Stands For Calibration (part 2).
If you have a damaged or cracked windshield, it’s important to have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your vehicle and its occupants. However, it is not enough to simply replace the windshield – it’s also just as important to calibrate your windshield properly to ensure that your windshield functions correctly and effectively.
What is Windshield Calibration?
Windshield calibration is the process of adjusting the camera and sensors on your vehicle that are used for features such as Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic Emergency Breaking…just to name a few. These sensors are located behind the windshield and rely on a clear, unobstructed view to function properly. If the sensors are not properly calibrated after a windshield replacement, these features may not work correctly, which can compromise the safety of your vehicle.
Can you DIY Calibration?
We know. DIY is all the rage now. But in this case, calibration after a windshield replacement should really be done by a trained professional. And here at Auto Glass 2020, we only have auto technicians that are highly-trained and highly-experienced! Windshield calibration is a complex process that typically involves using specialized equipment to accurately align the sensors with the camera and ensure that they are functioning precisely and accurately.
In addition to calibrating the sensors, it is also important to ensure that the new windshield is installed correctly. A faulty or poorly installed windshield can weaken the structural integrity of the vehicle and create a safety hazard.
The bottom line is simple.
Windshield replacement is not complete without proper calibration and installation. By ensuring that these steps are done with absolute precision, you can protect the safety of your vehicle and its occupants and ensure that your vehicle’s advanced safety features are functioning properly.
If you have a chipped or cracked windshield, get your windshield replacement and calibration done by the best technicians at the best auto glass shop in the Phoenix-Metro area. Auto Glass 2020 is top-notch and you will find that windshield replacement and calibration doesn’t have to be a headache or add any extra stress to your already busy life. Come visit us at our auto shop in Chandler, Arizona – we love doing in-shop windshield replacement! And if your schedule requires more flexibility, Auto Glass 2020 also has a rockstar mobile windshield replacement team that will come directly to you. So, if you have windshield damage, call Auto Glass 2020 today at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote now!