Windshield camera recalibration
What function does the windshield camera serve?
Have you ever noticed a camera behind your windshield ? A vehicle can emit a audio or visual warning when you are too close of another vehicle, when you involuntarily cross a lane, if there is a vehicle hidden in your blind spot or even puts on the break in case of an incoming collision. Many of these road safety technologies are possible because of this camera, located behind the windshield.
Why is the recalibration required with my windshield replacement?
Because your front camera is moved during the windshield replacement, it must be recalibrated. If it’s even a few millimetres off, your safety systems (ADAS) might not function as intended
Our service centres are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to recalibrate your front camera and ensure the continued reliability of the advanced driver-assistance systems.
3 ways of recalibrating a camera
A static recalibration is performed at a Speedy Glass service centre using fixed devices installed around the vehicle and aligned to targets via lasers while the vehicle is parked.
To perform a dynamic camera recalibration the vehicle is driven at a specific speed and road conditions as prescribed by the vehicle manufacturer. Some of the driving conditions require not driving into direct sunlight, having clear painted lane markings, as well as no snow or rainy conditions.
A universal recalibration combines both static and dynamic recalibrations. They must be completed within a prescribed timeframe, which can vary from one manufacturer to another. This entire process may take up to a few hours to complete.
At Speedy Glass, we follow the requirements of the vehicles’ manufacturers by recalibrating the camera when we do a windshield replacement; It’s included! Whether you pay the bill out of pocket or use your insurance, get a quote online.
No need for multiple visits. The recalibration is done during your windshield replacement appointment to save you time!
Frequently asked questions
Is it mandatory for my dealership to perform the camera recalibration?
Absolutely not! Despite the fact that almost all vehicle manufacturers require your front camera to be recalibrated following a windshield replacement, there’s nothing written in stone that says your dealership has to do it.
On the contrary — you can count on our experts to take care of it immediately following your windshield replacement!
At Speedy Glass, we have the expertise and equipment to recalibrate all makes and models of vehicles.
Is the recalibration guaranteed by Speedy Glass?
Yes. We guarantee your recalibration for a period of 12 months (one year).
How much should I expect to pay for my camera recalibration?
The cost of recalibration can range up to $500 depending on the type of recalibration required and your vehicle’s make and model.
If you file an insurance claim (if applicable), the cost could be covered and you would, therefore, not pay a cent.
To find out the price of a windshield replacement and recalibration, use our online quote tool right now!
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