ADAS Calibration

As vehicles continue to get smarter, some new alignments and calibrations are required to keep your vehicle operating safely. The Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) is a common feature in most modern vehicles.

Using multiple sensors, ADAS introduces a variety of safety features such as lane assist, adaptive lighting, autonomous emergency braking, and lane departure warnings. The ADAS calibration process ensures the correct alignment of the camera and sensors used by these systems to keep your vehicle operating safely.

Proper care for your ADAS is critical to your safety, which is why Three Rivers Auto Glass is proud to offer the latest car re-calibration services.

Why Should I Have My ADAS Calibrated?

Advanced Driving Assistant System ADASMany of the ADAS features rely on cameras or sensors working together to feed in the information. These cameras or sensors are located in the car windshield, front bumper, or front grille in many cases. You may require calibration in the event of:

  • Windshield replacement
  • A front-end collision
  • Repair or replacement of the front bumper

For example, one major component of the ADAS is the multi-function camera mounted in the center, behind the top of the windshield. This camera must be situated properly in relationship with the other sensors and cameras in your car. So, when you have your windshield replaced, you will need to have your car re-calibrated to correct any tracking or misalignment issues.

If your ADAS is not calibrated correctly, the car’s system could fail to alert you or may alert you at the wrong time. This can lead to you making a quick decision at the wrong time due to false information.

This why at Three Rivers Auto Glass, we invest in having the proper skills and knowledge to perform car re-calibrations. Your safety is our top priority which is why we offer the latest in ADAS equipment.

Professional ADAS Calibration Services in Pittsburgh

At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we have been in the glass business for over 40 years, providing our Pittsburgh clients with top-quality windshield repairs and replacements. With a highly trained team and the latest ADAS equipment, we can re-calibrate your car to keep you safe out on the road! Contact us today to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need two different recalibrations?
Your vehicle manufacturer sets the requirements for recalibration, and what you need will depend on the type of technologies that are used in your vehicle’s safety system. Depending on what your manufacturer requires, you will either need a static recalibration, a dynamic recalibration, or both.
How can a check that the recalibration was successful?
After the recalibration is completed, our technician will review the post-calibration report with you, and we will provide you with a copy of this report if you are using your insurance to pay for the service.
How long will my recalibration take?
The length of your recalibration appointment will depend on your vehicle. On average, a static or dynamic recalibration can be completed within 45 minutes to and an hour in addition to the windshield replacement time. If you require both recalibrations, it may take an additional 1.5 hours to complete your appointment.
Is it safe to operate my vehicle without a recalibration?
If you have had your windshield replaced but have not had it recalibrated, you cannot rely on the safety systems that are enabled by the camera system until you have had the system recalibrated.
What types of recalibrations are there?
There are two types of recalibrations, static recalibration, and dynamic recalibration. A static recalibration is performed in a shop where the technician uses visual targets to set up precise distances that the camera will read. Dynamic calibration is performed on the road, requiring the vehicle to be driven on well-marked and well-signed roads. This allows the camera to read the elements of the roadway so the camera can be calibrated.
Why do I need to have an ADAS recalibration done?

Many newer vehicles have front-facing cameras mounted to the windshield to help assist the driver in avoiding collisions and injury. After a windshield replacement, many vehicle manufacturers require these camera systems to be recalibrated. This helps to ensure that the safety systems work correctly and provide the driver with accurate information.