Windshield calibration should always be done by expertly trained technicians. It is not a job that people with little or no experience can perform. You will need to take your car or SUV to a trusted and experienced auto glass repair service center or call in expert mobile technicians to get the job done in a correct manner. Based on the type of ADAS system installed in a vehicle, the actual process of calibrating may vary a little. However, the basic procedure is always the same.
Preparation and Inspection
Before the actual calibration can begin, the technician will conduct an inspection of the ADAS cameras and sensors as well as do the basic preparation. For correct calibration, the car or SUV needs to be placed on a level surface. Also, the tires of the vehicle should be properly inflated.
Connecting the Equipment
The process of calibrating requires the use of specific equipment that is made for the purpose. So, the technician will first connect the equipment to the diagnostic port of the car or SUV. Once the equipment has been connected, it will become evident exactly which features need re-calibration.
After the technician has determined which features in the ADAS system needs to be recalibrated, the actual alignment will begin. This may take some time, as the technician will need to do a host of adjustments in order to ensure all the cameras and sensors are correctly aligned. There are several factors that should also be taken into account so that the job is done right.
After the alignment of the ADAS system has been completed, the job isn’t over yet. It is crucial to make sure the calibration has been performed in an accurate manner. To find out the precision, the technician will now drive the vehicle and see whether the system is working accurately and efficiently.
Documenting the Process
Every adjustment that the technician has done will be put on paper. As a vehicle owner, it is important to keep the maintenance history of the vehicle. So, the technician will document the entire process of calibrating exactly as it has been conducted. This information will be useful in the future.
Never take the process of windshield calibration lightly. If you plan for this process to be conducted with high accuracy, you should reach out to highly trained professionals such as those from SIR Auto Glass. If you live in areas such as Portland, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Gresham, Tualatin or Wilsonville, then our company is only a phone call away. Our expertly trained technicians will carry out the entire process of ADAS recalibration with utmost precision.
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Important Calibration Tests
The verification or tests post calibration is of utmost importance. This is how a specialist will make sure whether the job has been done right. There are two main tests that will be conducted: Static and Dynamic.
This is stationary windshield calibration, in which the target is already fixed and the ADAS cameras and sensors don’t have to go through different types of movements. This process can take 1-2 hours.
Unlike the stationary calibration, dynamic calibration involves taking the vehicle for a test drive and making a wide range of movements in order to verify the placement of the cameras and sensors in an accurate manner. In this case, there are no fixed targets or objects in front of the vehicle. Instead, the vehicle is driven at a specific speed on closed roads to verify the accuracy of calibration.
Whether it is stationary or dynamic re-calibration, you will need to wait for around 1-2 hours for the procedure to complete. Working with a highly trained technician will ensure the entire process is conducted exactly as it should be and then testing is performed in a proper and correct manner as well.