Understanding the All-New Windshield Replacement Calibration Needs For Your Vehicle
When was the last time you took a look at your windshield and realized what it was actually doing for you? Most people look at the windshield of their vehicle and only see a piece of glass. They assume that’s all it is. After all, that’s what it’s supposed to be, right? It’s a piece of glass that’s designed to protect you in case of an accident. But it’s actually a whole lot more than that. Your windshield may have once been just a piece of glass, but it’s now a very amazing piece of technology, that does far more than you would think in keeping you safe.
What’s in Your Windshield?
That piece of glass that you think is nothing special is actually full of a whole bunch of sensors. Those sensors are designed to do things like tint certain areas of the window but not others, keep in heat, reduce noise that gets in (and out) and a whole lot more. They could also be connected to any type of ADAS that you might have in your vehicle so they can provide even more information and keep those systems functioning properly.
All of this is amazing and it’s actually relatively new when it all comes down to it. Not that long ago your windshield would have been nothing but the piece of glass that you probably still thought it was. It would have done nothing but provide you a surface to look through. But thanks to all of the advancements that are still going on it’s starting to become something far more exciting and definitely far more important when it comes to your overall safety.
The windshield never was a thin piece of glass and it was always responsible for some very important things, like keeping small rocks, pebbles and debris from finding their way into your vehicle. It’s also extremely important for keeping your vehicle from collapsing if you’re ever in a rollover accident (bet you didn’t know that your windshield is strong enough to help support the weight of the entire vehicle so it doesn’t crush in). But now that we know all of the other things that are inside that window, we can definitely see why it’s so important to pay attention to it and to get it fixed right away if something happens, right?