Advanced Driver-Assistance System & Windshield Recalibration

What does the windshield/ADAS recalibrate process consist of?

Windshield recalibration is the process of aligning and focusing cameras that are either mounted in your headliner or on the windshield itself. These cameras, known as Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), are used for Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist. When your windshield has been damaged or replaced due to age, servicing must occur to recalibrate the ADAS.

Do I need my windshield recalibrated?

If your vehicle has any ADAS features and your windshield has been replaced, then YES, you need your vehicle to be recalibrated. The ADAS cameras will be looking through a new piece of glass. The camera will not be set at the exact required degree after windshield replacment, and will, therefore, have a different pitch and yaw. Even the slightest millimeter of deviation can cause major errors in the ADAS system, ultimately putting your families' lives and the lives of other drivers at risk.

How long does the process take?

Every vehicle manufacturer is different, necessitating different steps to complete the process. Typically, domestic vehicles take less time than foreign vehicles.

Domestic vehicles use dynamic recalibration, which requires the technician to drive the vehicle and uses the painted lines on the road to align the cameras. This means the recalibration process can be done at your house or place of work. Process time usually takes less than 1 hour.

Foreign vehicles use static calibration; this has to be done in a controlled environment where targets are mounted in front of the vehicle to align the cameras. Because of this, all static calibrations must be completed at our shop located, near Boise, in Eagle, Idaho. This service typically takes 1-2 hours.