What to Expect During a Windshield Calibration Service

Windshield Calibration

When it comes to auto glass calibration service, the details matter. The team at Max Auto Glass are all AGSC and Dow-certified, so that our customers know they’re getting a perfectly calibrated windshield from consummate professionals every time. 

When your windshield is replaced, all the sensors, cameras, and other components that make up the ADAS will need to be re-installed and calibrated. These systems rely on a perfect viewing area, which can be thrown off by even the slightest error in the calibration of your replacement auto glass. 

During an auto glass calibration, our technicians typically perform the following:

  • Connect our diagnostic equipment to the vehicle’s onboard computer system and proceed with a scan of the vehicle
  • Check systems and work to identify all ADAS features present in the vehicle
  • Set a game plan for any necessary repairs for damaged parts and see if parts like sensors or control modules need to be replaced 
  • Perform a second scan of the onboard diagnostics once repairs are complete and replacement parts are installed
  • Always test drive the vehicle to verify the operation of the new systems on the roadway 

Auto glass calibration is a service that simply has to be done 100% correctly, or these vital safety systems will not function properly. Using advanced tools and equipment, our knowledgeable technicians can ensure your auto glass is calibrated to the exact standards specified by the manufacturer.

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How Do I Know If My Vehicle Has ADAS?

Advanced driver assistance systems are starting to become pretty commonplace in most cars on the roadway. When you have to have your auto glass replaced, our helpful technicians will begin by covering all the details of your current vehicle to help us determine what, if any, ADAS components are being utilized. 

Having different systems can mean your vehicle is equipped with ADAS. Thinking of your vehicle, if you can recall using any of the examples below, you may have an ADAS system that needs to be recalibrated when you have a windshield replacement:

  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Automatic car headlights
  • Dashboards with heads-up displays
  • Pedestrian and/or vehicle warning systems 

As important as the different ADAS systems are in your vehicle, not having them tuned in properly can be very dangerous. If you’re noticing any sort of delay or unexpected behavior from systems like the above, it’s time to bring your vehicle in to see if an auto glass calibration is required.

Getting a Great Deal on Your Next Windshield Calibration

Max Auto Glass is all about giving our customers impeccable service at fair prices. We’ll even work with your insurance company to see if repairs are covered under your plan to give you the best deal possible on window calibration service. We also offer coupons on an array of windshield repair and replacement services. 

If you’d like to look at financing windshield repairs, we got you covered there, too. Applying for a Max Auto credit card can help break up your repair bill into low monthly payments that are more manageable. 

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We’ll Come to You With Mobile Service

One of the most convenient aspects of our windshield service with Max Auto Glass is that we’ll come right to you to perform the work. Inside our state-of-the-art mobile service vehicles, our highly-experienced and dual-certified technicians have all the tools and parts necessary to complete your service to the highest industry standards. 

If you’d rather talk over all your options and bring in your vehicle to a service center, our partner company BRAKEmax has locations all around Tucson that can meet all of your needs. 

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Auto Glass Calibration FAQ

What Does a Windshield Calibration Service Provide?

Auto calibration ensures that your vehicle’s ADAS features are tuned into the manufacturer’s specifications. After your windshield replacement, as parts age, or if your vehicle experiences damage, the many sensors, control modules, wiring harnesses, and other components of a particular ADAS system will require replacement. Calibration is performed to ensure that the sensors are operating perfectly in line with specifications, so they’ll function properly while underway.

How Much Does a Windshield Calibration Cost?

As an in-network insurance provider, we’ll work with your auto insurance company to process a claim for your windshield repair service. In most cases, this service is completely covered by your insurance and won’t affect your policy premium. If the service is not covered, we’ll still offer a great rate on fantastic service. Check our coupons page for deals on your next windshield service and consider financing your repair with easy monthly payments by applying for a Max Auto Glass credit card through CFNA.

Is Windshield Replacement Calibration Necessary?

In short – without a doubt. Think about an ADAS like pedestrian detection systems. The sensors of the system rely on clear lines of sight through the windshield, rear windshield, and side windows in order to detect pedestrians and other objects. Whenever auto glass is replaced, the systems need to be recalibrated to ensure they are perfectly in line with where the manufacturer specifies. If they are not properly calibrated, the pedestrian detection system might fail to detect someone in your path.

How Long Does a Windshield Calibration Take?

This can vary depending on the make, model, year, and the type of windshield calibration method needed. Dynamic calibration involves taking the vehicle at a set amount of speed on a well-marked roadway to recalibrate while static utilizes a fixed marker ahead of the vehicle. With either method used, typically most windshield calibration service appointments can be completed in about an hour.

Can You Do a Windshield Replacement Calibration Yourself?

Windshield calibration requires advanced equipment, skills, and experience in order to dial each system into perfect specifications set by the vehicle’s manufacturer. Without all of these things, you definitely stand to do more harm than good, so you should leave the calibration service to the auto glass pros at Max Auto.

What’s the Best Auto Glass Calibration Shop in Tucson?

The best auto glass calibration shop in Tucson is going to be one that has the right people, parts, and service to get you safely taken care of. Auto glass calibration is a service that simply has to be done correctly to ensure these vital safety systems are in working order. Our technicians are both AGSC-certified in safe and effective windshield repair and replacement, as well as Dow-certified in best practices for the sealants required. Our parts and components are the highest quality OEMs available and our state-of-the-art mobile facilities have all the tools needed to perform the job perfectly per manufacturer specifications.

Where Can You Get a Coupon for Windshield Calibration?

On the Max Auto Glass promotions page of course! We believe in always offering the best service at the best prices around, so we keep our promotions page full of deals year round.

Can You Finance an Auto Glass Calibration Service?

Absolutely! For the convenience of our customers, we offer the flexibility of breaking up your windshield calibration into low monthly payments by using a new Max Auto Glass/BRAKEMax credit card offered through CFNA. The application is fast and easy, so you can use your new card almost immediately.

How Often Should You Have a Windshield Calibration?

Any time that you have your windshield replaced, you’ll need to have an auto glass calibration service performed to make sure the ADAS features are all operating normally and in line with the manufacturer’s specifications. These systems rely on a host of components to function, which can over time or with outside forces, require replacement and repair from time-to-time. If you notice any sort of issues with your vehicle’s sensors, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get it checked out by our mobile techs or at our area BRAKEMax auto glass shops.

Are There Signs Your Auto Glass Needs to Be Calibrated?

Whenever your car’s auto glass is replaced, You’ll need to have a windshield calibration service. If the sensors aren’t getting a clear signal, you can experience delays, error codes, or even a complete failure of a particular system. When the ADAS features in your vehicle are experiencing issues due to a misalignment of the auto glass, our technicians set to work to make sure everything is perfectly in line per the manufacturer’s specifications.

Are There Different Types of Windshield Calibration?

Yes, there are two main types of windshield calibration methods preferred by the auto glass industry—dynamic and static calibration. Dynamic calibration involves a technician taking the vehicle on a road test at a specific rate of speed with roadways that are well marked. Static calibration uses a marker placed at the front of the vehicle that provides our technicians with a fixed target to test individual systems.

How Do You Set Up an Auto Glass Calibration Appointment?

With our mobile auto glass service vans, we can come right to your location to perform a calibration. To request an appointment, just fill out a contact form or call (520) 498-1234. You can also bring in your vehicle to any of our affiliated BRAKEmax locations around Tucson.

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