Replacing windshields in newer cars can be tricky
“In this new world of advanced driver assistance systems, features like lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance are integrated with windshields. They can prevent horrific accidents and save lives, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but they also involve a complex suite of sensitive components, including ultrasonic, radar and video sensors.
Cameras nestled behind the windshield, radar sensors hidden in the front grille and ultrasonic components embedded in bumpers work within narrow tolerances. A seemingly minor impact can knock them out of alignment. And as vehicles — and drivers — rely on these systems more and more, tuning these components properly can be a life-or-death matter.”
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It wasn’t too long ago when replacing a windshield was a less complex process. These days, with the wide range of driver-assisted equipment, there is a lot more concern with things involved other than the glass. Cameras, for instance, can be knocked out of place during a collision. A technician who doesn’t notice this or is unaware, may end up having to repeat the installation when brought to their attention by an angry client.
Our technicians at Advantage Auto Glass take special care to follow manufacturer guidelines for windshield replacement. Whether your vehicle is new or old, we have you covered! Call us at 612-343-8984 or visit our windshield repair page for more information.