“These days, a windshield is more than a big piece of glass. There’s a lot of technology embedded in it, or located behind it. These sensors feed data to software controlling automatic wipers and advanced steering systems.
That why the editors at Checkbook.org say it’s important to choose a shop that can replace the glass and calibrate those sensors, if needed
Undercover shoppers at Checkbook.org, the non-profit that rates services, often find that some glass repair shops can replace the windshield, but cannot do the calibration. That means you’ll have to take your car to another company to have that work done.
“You don’t want that,” said Kevin Brasler, Checkbook’s executive editor. “You want to make sure that the place that’s doing the work can do all the work.””
Read more about windshields and their sensors here.
It’s vital that when you have a windshield on a vehicle with ADAS that those sensors are calibrated and done so properly. If not, it’s possible that more harm than good will come from it. Many newer vehicles come equipped with ADAS so there really is no excuse for auto glass shops not to have this service available.
Advantage Auto Glass offers ADAS recalibration in addition to our other auto glass services. Call us at 612-343-8984 to learn more or book an appointment.