These systems are often intertwined with your vehicle’s auto glass, so when you get a windshield replaced, it may cause the ADAS to need calibration.
Without a calibration, you risk the danger of these systems not working properly, ultimately rendering them useless.
An ADAS calibration would warrant an additional cost, as it is an additional service. On top of this, not all auto glass providers can provide ADAS calibrations, so it is essential to find a business that can do both.
Even if you end up not needing a calibration, an auto glass provider with ADAS services can check to ensure your systems are properly working.
Do you need a repair or replacement?
One common question we get a lot is whether a repair or replacement is necessary. Safety is our number one priority, and we do not advise repairs unless we can guarantee there is no impending danger.
We care more about keeping our customers safe than we do taking quick money for a repair that should really be a replacement.
A rule of thumb we use for this determination is that if the chip or crack is larger than the size of a quarter, we recommend a replacement. If it’s smaller than a quarter, we can safely perform a repair.
The last thing we want is to recommend a repair, then later our customer’s windshield cracks even more or shatters, ultimately costing the customer much more than an original replacement would cost.
Companies who guarantee they can repair cracks as large as a foot long are doing so with the knowledge that it’s just a temporary fix, and can easily lead to more cracks or a shatter.
What about other glass?
Windshields all serve the same function, but when it comes to other types of auto glass- windows, back glass, vent glass, and more- costs can differ even more.
The most expensive tends to be back glass, as it is made from a different type of glass and typically involves different features like a defrost grid or sliding window.
With all that being said, the cost of a windshield replacement isn’t totally straight forward. However, if you’re unsure, it’s best to call and get quotes from reputable shops.
Remember to find shops that are capable of ADAS calibrations if your vehicle has safety features like collision warnings or an automatic braking system (ABS).
Many shops are able to give you an instant quote when you call, so that’s the best way of fully understanding what your vehicle’s specific needs are.
If you’re looking for a windshield replacement company in The Woodlands, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and the greater Houston area, we encourage you to give us a call. We provide ADAS calibrations, free mobile service, and the best prices and service around.