Many windshields can not be repaired. If the crack or break is within the driver’s vision, then a repair should not be made. If the break in the auto glass is so large that it has caused the inner pane of auto glass to fracture, then it cannot be repaired. If the break extends beyond a particular length, most insurance companies will not recommend a repair. If your car’s windshield needs to be repaired or replaced, place a small piece of cellophane tape over the impact point. Park the vehicle in covered parking or in the shade. Open the windows to allow for air flow and contact Yellowstone Auto Glass to schedule a repair now!
For newer model cars, Yellowstone Auto Glass calibrates newly replaced windshield and auto glass to ensure that camera systems and electronics systems operate properly. Front-facing cameras that are part of a vehicle’s advanced driver assistance safety system (ADAS) need to be recalibrated as part of the windshield replacement process. Yellowstone Auto Glass technicians are experienced with both dynamic and static recalibration processes needed to adjust newly installed windshields.
Yes, you should always have your ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) re-calibrated after replacing your windshield. ADAS cameras control such systems as blind spot monitors, collision avoidance systems, driver drowsiness detection, and lane departure systems. Even if you are not seeing a warning light after replacing your windshield, the camera could be out of calibration. Therefore, it may be slightly off calibration and the ADAS will not work correctly. A misaligned camera could definitely endanger the operation of the ADAS system and cause a major accident or injury.
In addition to re-calibrating after a windshield replacement, ADAS systems should be re-calibrated after a fault code, a disconnect, or a change of suspension or wheel alignment.
If the sensors change position by just a millimetre or degree, it may throw the entire system off. This one reason why re-calibration is essential after a windshield replacement.
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