Windscreen recalibration FAQs

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems have been developed to improve the driving experience. These systems use a combination of cameras and sensors that are often built into car windscreens.

What is a windscreen recalibration?

A windscreen recalibration is a process carried out to correctly align the cameras and sensors of a car so that its driver-assist systems can work as intended.

At Autoglass®, our technicians are trained to the highest standards to complete a camera recalibration to the manufacturer's required standard.

Why do I need a windscreen recalibration?

Most safety systems rely on a group of cameras or sensors to do their job. They usually sit inside a car windscreen and when a glass replacement is carried out, its angle and position changes.

A calibration is performed to correct this, so that your vehicle's safety features are working as intended.

If a recalibration is missed out, an safety feature may not work like it should and could cause a potential risk to you and others on the road.

What is the difference between dynamic and static recalibration?

Dynamic recalibration involves driving the vehicle to complete the process.

Static recalibration takes place at one of our Centres. Here, we use levelled flooring and specialist equipment to make sure that we can complete a successful windscreen recalibration.

At Autoglass®, we can calibrate during the same appointment as your windscreen replacement.

How long does it take to complete a recalibration?

A glass replacement with windscreen recalibration will take around 2 hours.

If any additional time is required, we will let you know on the day of your appointment.

When should I get a windscreen recalibration?

Glass replacements can cause small unexpected changes in the angle of a camera. This can be the difference between a car avoiding an accident or not.

That’s why your vehicle manufacturer strongly recommends getting a windscreen calibration with your replacement windscreen.

Booking your appointment

At Autoglass®, we use leading technology to carry out recalibrations for a wide range of vehicle makes and models.

Our expert technicians will calibrate to the manufacturer's required standard with an aim to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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