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As technology continues to evolve, more and more cars are being equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which includes features such as lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and collision avoidance. These systems rely on cameras and sensors mounted on the windshield to function correctly. If your car has ADAS and you need a windshield replacement, it is crucial to understand how the replacement process may affect these systems. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about new windshield replacements on cars with ADAS cameras.
If your car has ADAS, it is essential to choose an experienced auto glass shop that specializes in ADAS windshield replacements. ADAS systems are complex and require precise calibration to function correctly. A technician who is not trained in ADAS calibration may not be able to install the new windshield correctly, which could compromise the safety and functionality of your ADAS systems.
When replacing a windshield on a car with ADAS, it is crucial to use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. OEM parts are designed to the same specifications as the original parts, ensuring that the new windshield fits and functions correctly with the ADAS systems. Using aftermarket parts may not fit correctly, which could cause issues with the ADAS calibration.
After the new windshield is installed, the ADAS systems must be recalibrated. This is a critical step in the process because the cameras and sensors are precisely positioned on the windshield to ensure that they function correctly. If the calibration is not done correctly, the ADAS systems may not work as intended, which could compromise the safety of the vehicle.
Replacing a windshield on a car with ADAS can take longer and cost more than a standard windshield replacement. The additional time and cost are due to the need for ADAS calibration. The calibration process can take several hours, and the cost can vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
In conclusion, if your car has ADAS and you need a new windshield, it is essential to choose an experienced auto glass shop that specializes in ADAS windshield replacements, use OEM parts, and have the ADAS systems recalibrated after the replacement. While the process may take longer and cost more, ensuring that your ADAS systems function correctly is crucial for your safety on the road. Contact a professional auto glass repair technician to discuss your options for new windshield replacements on cars with ADAS cameras.
Here at MagnaTech Autoglass, we have the calibration tools for all major car manufacturers. You can rest assured that we can calibrate your new windshield with ADAS to OEM specifications.