Balance and Calibration, What’s The Difference?

It’s that time again, today let’s talk about balance.

Everyone needs a little bit of it in their life, but you’re probably thinking, what’s that have to do with windshields?

Well, balance in life is crucial for overall well-being and harmony.

It involves finding equilibrium between different aspects of our lives, such as work and personal life, physical and mental health, and various commitments and responsibilities.

The same idea applies to your vehicle, minus the mental health part of course.

Similar to balance, calibration plays a vital role in ensuring your vehicle and all its parts are functioning to their fullest potential.

So what is calibration? In a nutshell, it’s the process of adjusting and aligning instruments or systems to achieve accurate measurements or desired outcomes. 

When you bring your vehicle to us for a windshield replacement, we calibrate your vehicle to keep you safe. That service is called ADAS calibration.

What is ADAS Calibration?

ADAS calibration is the precise adjustment and alignment of the sensors, cameras, and other components that make up the ADAS system in a vehicle.

Calibration is necessary after a windshield replacement, wheel alignment, suspension repair, or collision repair that involves ADAS components.

The Importance of ADAS Calibration

1. Accuracy – For ADAS systems to work correctly, they need accurate data and measurements from sensors and cameras. Calibration ensures that these sensors are properly aligned and calibrated to accurately detect and interpret the environment. Without calibration, the ADAS features may not work correctly, which could lead to false readings, delayed responses, or system failure.

2. Safety Enhancement: Features like automatic emergency braking and blind-spot detection significantly reduce the risk of accidents. But, if these systems are not correctly calibrated, they may not operate correctly, compromising safety. Calibration ensures that these safety features function accurately, helping to prevent collisions and protect drivers.

3. Compliance with Manufacturer Standards: It’s important to follow the guidelines provided by automotive manufacturers for ADAS calibration to maintain the warranty of your vehicle and ensure the system works at its best. Regular calibration, as recommended by the manufacturer, helps detect and fix any ADAS system issues quickly.

4. Optimal Vehicle Performance: ADAS calibration is not solely about safety; it also affects the overall performance of the vehicle. Calibration ensures that the ADAS system integrates seamlessly with other vehicle systems, such as braking, steering, and suspension. This integration guarantees smooth functionality and enhances the driving experience.

If you made it this far, you deserve a prize!

We know you have options on where to spend your hard-earned money. Just know, AA&A is committed to you making sure we do the best job for you.

Thanks for reading and we hope you have a well-balanced day!