Auto Glass Safety
Many don't think of a windshield as being much more than the object that protects you from the wind while driving. Are you aware that your car's windshield is a vital piece of safety equipment?
It is estimated that up to 70% of your car's structural integrity is provided by the windshield in the event of a rollover. Your windshield also provides the needed support for your passenger side airbag deployment.
Given these important safety facts, it should be obvious that if your windshield is damaged you should get it fixed as soon as possible. Even small cracks and chips have the potential to turn into larger issues if they should spread.
Call Reliable Auto Glass today and we will fix your windshield!
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What is ADAS?
ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. It is a rapidly growing new technology that includes systems to help the driver in the driving process. When designed with a safe human-machine interface they should increase car safety & more generally, road safety.
ADAS Features include:
- Lane Keep Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Park Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adaptive Headlights
- Forward Collision Mitigation / Smart City Brake
What is Calibration?
Calibration is the process of returning a vehicle’s ADAS to OEM specifications.
Calibration is necessary after a new glass installation, particularly a windshield with a camera mounted to it, to ensure that the ADAS features continue to function properly despite having been moved during installation.
What will happen if vehicle is not calibrated?
If a car's ADAS is not properly calibrated, the system may not function safely.
If the cameras/radars/lasers on the vehicle are off by even a few millimeters they may not give accurate readings and the system may not function properly, leaving the installer with potential liability
How long does calibration take?
Depending on the type of calibration & the specific vehicle, calibration can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours.