driver assistance systems

What is Windshield Calibration?

Most new model vehicles have a wide range of features and technology available for car owners to select from when buying a new car. Although most of these modern advances can be useful, especially when you spend as much time in your car as you do, but they can also be extremely frustrating. Learning how to use them and take care of them tends to be a learning curve for most people!

A very common example of this scenario is when a windshield cracks and needs a replacement and a calibration. With advanced driver assistance safety systems (ADAS) still being as new as they are, many car owners don’t understand them fully but when a car windshield is replaced, they also need to be calibrated to ensure the systems work properly. Modern vehicle features rely heavily on these systems to protect both the vehicle and passengers so it’s important to have this step completed.

Types of Windshield Calibration

Depending on the manufacturer, the windshield will either need dynamic recalibration, static recalibration, or both. Below we go into more detail about these to types and how they differ.

Dynamic Recalibration – This type of calibration requires the vehicle to be driven at a set speed on well-marked roads in order to recalibrate the camera system. Depending on the make and model of the car, this can take up to one hour.

Static Recalibration – This type of calibration requires a specific target image to be mounted in front of the vehicle during the recalibration process. Depending on the make and model of the car, this can take an hour or longer.

To schedule your windshield replacement and calibration, contact our team today at (800) 900-1505.