As your expert auto glass installers, it's important we cover all of your auto glass needs. Newer makes of cars, trucks, and SUV's typically need recalibration services after having a windshield replaced. In fact, if you don't have this done, you will likely experience errors with your sensors and may forfeit warranties, or worse, complicate your safety system. The systems within your smart vehicle are designed to keep you and your passengers safe so you can travel with less risk.
What does a recalibration for a windshield do? We are going to discuss this in-depth below, but here are the basics. If your vehicle has features like lane assist, blind-spot warning system, rear impact, or collision warnings, your windshield has a lot to do with making sure these features work properly. There are different recalibration tests and adjustments for different makes and models. Some need one or the other, and others need both. We will know this when we learn more about your vehicle.
Helpful Recalibration Details
Windshield Recalibration in Mesa
This service is newer in the auto glass industry, which requires plenty of training, experience, and product knowledge. We must get this service right, so you are safe on our roadways. We have gone through all the appropriate measures to ensure we can perform this service correctly. If you're unfamiliar with how your car uses these systems and your windshield to "talk," never fear, you're not alone. These vehicles are computers on wheels, and it's our job to make sure they are speaking the right language.
Curious as to what a recalibration will do? For starters, This system helps you stay in your lane. When the car wanders a bit, you might have noticed before your windshield was replaced, that it would beep at you. The same is said for front end protection, so you don't rear-end someone. The cameras and sensors in your car all talk to one another to alert you to potential hazards. When your windshield is damaged, it can't prevent these features from functioning. And despite a replacement, the same can be said if the windshield isn't calibrated to spec. Your airbag systems can even be at risk when this recalibration isn't performed. Read on to learn about the different types of recalibration services we offer.
Recalibration services will be a new experience for you if you haven't had this service done previously. We will actually have to take your car on the road to do a dynamic recalibration service. This service is done by driving well-marked roadways combined with specific speed settings. This helps the car understand what to look for and where the vehicle needs to reside within a lane. When this test is done, your car, truck, or SUV will be able to alert you if anything falls outside of those driving parameters. This includes being able to alert you of other nearby vehicles, pedestrians, or other objects approaching the vehicle. Depending on the make and model if your car, this should take about an hour.
As the name suggests, this recalibration doesn't require us to take your vehicle anywhere. We will set up a "target" of sorts that we will use to recalibrate the camera and windshield with. A static recalibration is designed to offer perspective to your safety system with the help of measurements and objects. This tells the onboard system what should or shouldn't be in the path of your vehicle. These systems have saved many lives since their introduction. As you might guess, the onboard system must be working correctly, so you don't get in or cause an accident. Also, so it doesn't malfunction when you most need it. Depending on your vehicle make and model, this service usually takes about an hour.
Book a Recalibration Appointment
If you are already using our services to replace your windshield, we can alert you if you need this service done. Your insurance company might also alert you, or you may remember something about that when you purchased the car. Don't worry if you're unsure which recalibration service you need. We will be able to figure that out at your time of booking. If you're just coming to us for your recalibration after your windshield was replaced, we are happy to do that too. It is best to use an experienced shop, like us, to have this service done. This is the only way to know you're working with professionals who have your best interests in mind. Recalibrations must be done to make and model manufacturer's requirements so you don't void a warranty or place yourself in danger. Some vehicles only require one or the other recalibration, but some makes and models require that both are completed.
We are here to walk you through the process of windshield recalibration. This is actually a fairly interesting process, but we will handle all the details. If you're unsure which type of recalibration you need, all we need is your car, truck, SUV's details, and year, and we will let you know. As you might have guessed, this service can leave you without a car for a while. Knowing what kind of recalibration service you need prior to your appointment will help you schedule. Many of our services are mobile, as it is our hope, this allows you to stay focused on your day to day activities and responsibilities.
Other Auto Glass Services
After working with us to recalibrate your windshield, you might wonder what other services we offer. We are a full-service, top to bottom shop that can handle almost any auto glass task. We can do windshield repairs and replacements, many of which are performed via our mobile service. We can also tackle repairs or replacements for your vehicle's cabin door and quarter panel glass. We can replace the sunroof or moonroof glass, along with your rear back window. We are happy to offer window tinting services too for those looking to update the look of their vehicle or who want more privacy and security.