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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Alignment for Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and WNY

We recognize the importance of entrusting your vehicle to professionals with the knowledge and expertise to recalibrate ADAS accurately. With Arc Auto Glass you can rest assured that your car's ADAS is in good hands, keeping you safe on the road for miles to come.

With ADAS technology changing every year, ARC is always on the cutting edge of the latest specifications and alignment techniques

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How do I know if I need to have my ADAS car sensors after a windshield replacement?

1. Your Car Has ADAS Features

Check your owner's manual: It will explicitly list the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems present in your vehicle.  Look for dashboard icons: Common ADAS icons include: Car with squiggly lines behind (lane departure warning); Two cars with an exclamation point between them (collision warning) ; A car with an arrow pointing away (blind spot monitoring); Camera icon (adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition)

2. Your Windshield Houses Sensors or Cameras

Inspect your windshield: Look for a small "window" or box, usually located behind your rearview mirror. This often houses forward-facing cameras and ADAS sensors.
Consult your auto glass shop: They can confirm if your windshield replacement affects the positioning of any ADAS components.

3. Warning Lights or Error Messages Appear

Dashboard warnings: Pay attention to ADAS-specific warning lights or error messages after your windshield replacement. These often indicate the systems might be misaligned.

Our 9 Step Process to Ensure that Your ADAS System is perfectly Aligned:

  • Getting Started: First, we check out your vehicle's ADAS to see which systems need a little TLC.
  • Scan Time: We run a quick diagnostic scan to catch any issues or error codes related to your ADAS.
  • Gear Up: Time to bring out the cool gadgets! We set up the calibration equipment, like targets and cameras, ready to work their magic.
  • On Target: We carefully position those calibration targets just right, following the manufacturer's instructions down to the last detail.
  • Let's Calibrate: Now comes the fun part! We follow the step-by-step instructions to recalibrate each ADAS component, ensuring everything is spot on.
  • Fine-Tuning: Sometimes, a little adjustment here and there is needed to make sure your sensors are doing their job perfectly.
  • Test Drive Time: We hit the road for a spin to make sure everything's working smoothly and your ADAS is ready for action.
  • Double Check: Before we wrap up, we make sure all your ADAS systems are good to go, no warning lights in sight!
  • Documentation: Last but not least, we jot down all the details of our work so you have it for your records.
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Why is post-replacement calibration important?

  1. Optimal safety: ADAS features like automatic braking and lane assist rely on accurate sensor data. Even slight misalignments caused during windshield replacement can make them unreliable.
  2. Preventing false alerts: Miscalibrated systems can generate false warnings or engage inappropriately, distracting the driver.
  3. Ensuring system functionality: Calibration ensures the ADAS functions as the manufacturer intended, maximizing your safety on the road.

***Important Note: Even if you don't see any obvious indicators, it's always safest to err on the side of caution and get your sensors checked and calibrated (if necessary) by a qualified technician after a windshield replacement.

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