What Is ADAS?
Many modern vehicles come equipped with some package of ADAS features. ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are responsible for safety features like lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alert, and more. If you have a backup camera or a camera installed at the top of your windshield, your vehicle is likely equipped with an ADAS. These cameras receive feedback from the road and deliver it to your vehicle’s ADAS. The ADAS pieces the information together and applies the appropriate safety features to help keep you safe.
In order to help keep you safe, the cameras on your windshield and other areas of your vehicle need to be properly calibrated to your ADAS to ensure the features are functioning correctly. If the cameras are not calibrated properly, some safety features may activate when they otherwise would not. This means the ADAS will not work as designed, which can put the driver at an increased risk. Even the smallest amount of misalignment can affect your ADAS’ accuracy and performance.
When To Recalibrate Your ADAS
Your ADAS should always be recalibrated after installing a replacement windshield. If your replacement windshield is not an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM Manufacturer) windshield, it may not be manufactured to the exact specs as an original manufacturer windshield. That difference in size could cause your ADAS features to misfire and your cameras to be out of sync. This can cause your advanced safety systems to malfunction, which can be very dangerous.
In addition to re-calibrating your ADAS after a windshield replacement, advanced safety systems and cameras should be re-calibrated after a fault code, disconnect, wheel alignment, or change of suspension.
Schedule ADAS Calibration Service with McCullough NAPA
The ASE-Certified technicians at McCullough NAPA AutoCare can quickly recalibrate your ADAS after your scheduled windshield replacement service. Doing so will ensure your ADAS is calibrated and synced with your windshield-mounted cameras.