“For Barry Lintner, owner and partner of Lloyd’s Glass & Correct Calibration Services in Pensacola, Fla., calibration has always been important “but none of us knew it,” he says.
Lintner’s company, which he owns with his son, performs 100 calibrations and installs 600 to 700 windshields per month. He has been in the auto glass industry for 50 years, after taking a job as a windshield installer at age 20 at a glass shop in Pittsburgh.
“[Calibration is] such an interesting topic. Anybody who doesn’t understand the importance of calibration is living on another planet,” says Lintner.
Lintner says that calibration is necessary, required by manufacturers, and, if a vehicle is not calibrated, its camera could become unsure of what it is looking at.”
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There’s the potential for huge problems if a windshield camera is not properly calibrated. Since drivers are beginning to become accustomed to relying on these devices for warnings and alerts, their own awareness is diminished. With the many distractions on the road today (both inside and outside of the car), having additional safety precautions is crucial. It does no good if a camera that is miscalibrated ignores a hazard that otherwise should have been detected.
The technicians of Advantage Auto Glass are ready to serve your auto glass repair needs. Call 612-343-8984 or visit our ADAS recalibration page for more information on this service.