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Car Windscreen Calibration

A misaligned windscreen camera can impact numerous safety features built into your vehicle – including braking systems. Manufactured in most vehicles after 2016, at TWC Home & Drive we can provide windscreen calibration to ensure your ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) works to its full potential.

Our technicians have been fully trained and offer expert windscreen camera calibrations for ADAS, AEB (Autonomous Electric Braking) and ISA (Intelligent Speed Assist) systems, as well as re-calibration services if your camera was to be disturbed. ISA systems will be standard for all UK cars from 2020.

How We Do Windscreen Camera Calibration

With focus and care, we make sure your safety systems are operating as they should be via two different methods:

Dynamic – We replace your windscreen by the roadside, plug in our equipment then provide a drive cycle where we take your vehicle out on a 15 minute drive to calibrate the system.

Static – You bring your vehicle to our site where we carry out work in a dedicated bay to allow the system to line up and calibrate.

Book Your Windscreen Camera Calibration

Wherever you are in the South East – Ipswich and Essex – we can carry out ADAS calibration, plus, if it’s an emergency we can respond day or night. Book your windscreen camera calibration with our friendly, accredited team today and drive away with peace of mind knowing your system is at full potential.

How to Tell Your Vehicle Has ADAS

ADAS includes a variety of technologies and comes in many forms, from alerting the driver of lane departure to covering their blind spots. Some examples of systems that are classed as ADAS include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Blind Spot Awareness
  • Collision Avoidance Systems
  • Drowsiness Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Park Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TMPS)

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What is ADAS Windscreen Calibration?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) uses a whole host of cameras and sensors to detect the road around you, but if these become misaligned it will impact the effectiveness of all the ADAS equipment. 

Windscreen Calibration is the process of adjusting the cameras and sensors to ensure they’re accurate, reliable and keep you, and other road users, safe. 

Is ADAS Calibration Necessary?

If any of the ADAS cameras or sensors become misaligned, it means all of the systems could be impacted. This compromises the integrity of how the system functions, meaning you run the risk of an accident that would otherwise be prevented if the cameras were correctly calibrated. 

With this in mind, it’s vital that all cameras are aligned correctly, something that ADAS calibration can guarantee.

What Does Calibration Affect?

Windscreen calibration impacts every element of your vehicle’s ADAS equipment, so it must be properly calibrated at all times. 

If you have any of the following ADAS systems in place, then windscreen calibration will affect how they operate:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic parking
  • Blind spot monitor 
  • Collision avoidance system 
  • Driver monitoring system 
  • Emergency driver assist 
  • Emergency braking 
  • Lane departure warning system 
  • Traffic sign recognition 

These are just a few examples of what calibration affects, but any ADAS technology will be realigned with car windscreen calibration.

When Do I Need To Get My Windscreen Camera Recalibrated?

If you have an ADAS system in place in your car, it’s always worthwhile having your windscreen recalibrated from time to time to ensure your systems are working at their best. If you suspect your cameras have become slightly altered for whatever reason, then this is also a good time to make use of recalibration services from The Windscreen Company. 

In particular, if you experience any of the following then you should have your windscreen recalibrated:

  • If your windscreen has been replaced 
  • If a fault is showing on your dashboard 
  • If the camera has disconnected 
  • If your suspension has been changed 
  • If your wheel alignment has been changed

The Laws Around Calibration

There are no official legal requirements in regards to car windscreen calibration, however, at The Windscreen Company we do have some recommendations we think you should follow. 

According to the ADAS Code of Practice, whenever you have a windscreen replaced the company carrying out the work should also conduct a recalibration. If you opt not to have windscreen recalibration (something we highly advise against) then you must sign a waiver declaring it was your decision. This means that if an accident does occur, those who worked on the vehicle will not be responsible. 

Windscreen calibration is vitally important to road safety, and advice from professional technicians should always be followed.

How Do I Get My Windscreen Recalibrated?

If you need to get your windscreen recalibrated, it’s important that you are using a professionally trained technician who is an expert in the craft. Not all windscreen companies can conduct windscreen recalibration, as certain qualifications and accreditations are required to carry it out.   

Fortunately, at The Windscreen Company, we have a number of experts who are capable of performing windscreen recalibrations. By making use of our service, you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving a high-quality level of work that will keep you safe on the road. So, if you require windscreen recalibration, get in touch with The Windscreen Company today.

What Is The Difference Between Dynamic And Static Recalibration?

There are two ways to recalibrate your ADAS systems: dynamic calibration and static calibration. Dynamic calibration typically takes place at the roadside, with a mobile unit coming out to you. Equipment will then be plugged into your vehicle and taken on a 15-minute drive cycle to calibrate your ADAS.

Static calibration takes place in a garage. When you bring your car to one of The Windscreen Company’s depots we’ll perform the calibration in a dedicated bay, without the need to physically drive it. Our team will use specialist equipment and levelled flooring to achieve recalibration.

How Long Does It Take To Complete A Recalibration?

The length of time it takes is dependent on the type of recalibration being performed on your vehicle. Dynamic recalibration includes a 15-minute drive cycle, but the whole process takes around 30 minutes. 

Static recalibration takes slightly longer, with the entire process complete after around an hour. If your windscreen is being replaced before a recalibration, it’ll take about two hours. Your garage will contact you if any additional time will be needed.

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