What is Recalibration? What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)?

Is your vehicle giving you a warning when you change lanes? Is your car capable of detecting another vehicle or object in front of you to avoid a collision? Is there a camera mounted on or near your windshield? These are excellent new features, but they can create some distinct new challenges when it comes to glass replacement. The Advanced Driver Assistance System (or ADAS) in your car includes front-facing cameras and sensor packages that are meant to keep you and your passengers safe.

When your windshield cracks and needs to be replaced, your safety system will almost certainly need to be re-calibrated to meet the automaker's or manufacturer's specifications. Insta Glass has developed several industry service solutions to assist you in completing this procedure quickly and affordably, frequently on the same day. We use automaker/dealer systems, third-party calibration processes, and in-house calibration procedures to ensure that your car is re-calibrated correctly and to the proper standard. This criterion may influence which glass part(s) can be used to comply with AGSC and ANSI standards and automotive and OEM system function requirements. Don't worry; we've got this!

Vehicle calibration cannot be done in a one-size-fits-all manner because each automaker and system are different. We always do what is best for your vehicle at Insta Glass. The safety systems in your car are designed to work together to alert the driver to potential risks and avoid collisions - they can help, warn, and assist - and in certain situations, they may even change the vehicle's driving characteristics while you're driving. Examples include:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Maintenance Assist
  • Lane Centering
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Or Object Detection
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance
  • Other Functions
These systems must be adequately re-calibrated to the highest possible standard.

Methods of Windshield Camera Recalibration (ADAS)?

Windshield Safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are no exception. Insta Glass has long promoted safe windshield installation techniques and has been a pioneer in consumer education and windshield safety. We've been at the vanguard of industry best practices in recalibration for years, and we plan to continue this tradition in the future.

As a result of the recalibration, the customer experience varies. When you arrange an appointment with Insta Glass, our skilled team will notify you if your vehicle requires recalibration services due to the glass replacement. During your Service, various methods will be employed to conduct the recalibration necessary by your vehicle. Please keep in mind that this will very certainly take longer. Because different manufacturers have varying requirements, your vehicle may require static or dynamic recalibration. For some autos, both calibration techniques are required.


Dynamic Recalibration: Drive the vehicle at the manufacturer's recommended speeds and durations on well-marked roads to re-calibrate the camera system. Service can take one to three hours or more, depending on the make and model of the automobile, not counting windshield installation time.

Static Recalibration: During the recalibration process, targets and unique images must be accurately positioned on a fixture in front of the vehicle. In addition to windshield installation time, it usually takes one-half business day depending on the make and model of the car.

Insta Glass provides both windshield replacement and recalibration services, ensuring that you and your family receive prompt and cost-effective Service. We care about your convenience and your safety, so we'll always recommend the most outstanding solution for your vehicle.

Call us or visit our convenient locations to chat with our knowledgeable employees. We'll address any concerns you have regarding the recalibration of your windshield systems and ensure that you're comfortable with the procedure. So trust Insta Glass, and trust your neighborhood.

*Please note that Recalibration Services may not be available for all cars or at all locations, depending on the needs. Additionally, mobile Service may not be available for your vehicle type and recalibration requirements.

Are you unclear if your vehicle has Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)? Now is the time to contact our shop locations and skilled staff, and we'll get you back up and running.