Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a helpful technology that prevents death and injuries on the road. ADAS applications include pedestrian detection or avoidance, lane departure warning or correction, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot detection.
Often found in newer automobiles, the implementation of ADAS makes regular repairs and maintenance jobs more difficult for automobile technicians. For example, ADAS exists in windshields. Therefore, changing or maintaining windshields can become more challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. But how does hiring ADAS specialists make the job done? Here are some examples.
1. More Accurate Repair Service
Modern automobile manufacturing companies create windshields out of several thin layers of glass. Each layer of glass has a specific function—for example, the outermost layer is there to protect the windshield from scratches and cracks.
The next layer is to stop dangerous UV light from entering the vehicle’s cabin. Other layers work to protect the driver and passengers. These layers are thin but still make the windshield sturdy against impacts. When you need to repair a cracked windshield, it is essential to ensure no layer is damaged.
ADAS specialists train to understand each layer and how it impacts the windshield’s safety. This training enables them to give accurate estimates and undertake precise repairs. If you hire an expert, you can ensure that your windshield is fixed safely and efficiently.
2. Correct Use of Tools and Repair Materials
A cracked windshield can be repaired in several ways. A trained ADAS technician will use the right tools and repair materials, ensuring that the windshield is fixed safely and with minimal effort.
For instance, if a windshield has a small crack, it can be repaired with an “invisible” adhesive. However, if the cracked area is more extensive, a professional will have to replace the entire windshield. ADAS specialists will also use a unique filler and adhesive to ensure the new windshield fits.
3. Higher Safety Standards
An ADAS specialist can also spot further issues connected to the windshield. For example, if a crack is found on the inside of a windshield, the windshield may be leaking.
Fixing the crack may not prevent leaks from occurring. A trained professional can pinpoint the leak and replace the windshield accordingly. This type of repair is safer than buying a new windshield, which could have many other issues that could compromise safety.
4. Access to Specialized Tools
Because of their added training and certification, ADAS specialists have access to advanced tools to utilize a windshield’s unique properties. They often use advanced tools to reach hard-to-reach areas or work on complex windshields. A trained technician can repair a windshield while preparing it for further maintenance.
5. Quicker Repair Times
ADAS specialists can complete repairs faster than their less-trained counterparts. They can isolate problems and home in on them quickly. With the right tools, they make fewer mistakes. Also, they can use unique materials that work to keep costs low.
While every car windshield is different and will require another type of repair, you can be confident that an ADAS-certified technician will do the best job possible. As a result, the repairs will take a shorter time than expected, giving you a shorter downtime.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a technology designed to combat death and injuries on the road. However, as automobile technology has advanced, windshields have also become more complex.
Precise repairs for ADAS-equipped windshields are now more challenging to complete. With an ADAS expert on hand, you can have peace of mind that the job will be completed quickly and safely.
Best Choice Tulsa is an auto glass repair company based in Tulsa. We offer windshield recalibration services, helping customers—even those with automobiles embedded with ADAS—properly maintain their vehicles in the long run. Check out our windshield camera calibration service and request a quote today.