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ADAS Calibrations More Costly

ADAS Calibrations

Most vehicles nowadays are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). More common ones are:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Parking assist/self-parking
  • Adaptive headlights that steer with the vehicle
  • Automatic headlight high-beam activation and dimming

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GlassByte's Bits (Re:Waymo)
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Lane Departure Warning System/Forward Colision Alert Windshield Camera Calibrations
We Handle Windshield Camera Calibrations!

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) are in most new vehicles nowadays. Ranging from forward collision alerts to departing from your lane without signaling warnings. Make sure when your windshield is replaced, your auto glass company has your back. They often need to be recalibrated.

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Why Arizona Leads In Auto Glass Replacements Per Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Leads In Auto Glass Replacements Per Phoenix, Arizona

It all mainly comes down to our landscaping, but that's not the only reason. "And once a crack obstructs a driver's view, by law you have to replace it." Here's an oldie but goodie. Check out Phoenix's Fox10 for the story:

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Not Calibrating That Windshield?
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Auto Glass Fraud, Big In Arizona.

Old new is good news:

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Don't Let This Scam Get You With Your Windshield Replacement.

Auto Glass Disposal Fees

This is an image of the dumpster at one of our auto glass distributors. This is where we dump our glass, "for free," right before picking up our automotive glass for the day. Don't be fooled by auto glass shops that insist on a disposal fee.

Don't Be Scammed By Bogus Disposal Fees!
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Mercedes Rear View Mirror Reattachment Fail

Mercedes Rear View Mirror Reattachment Fail From Previous Auto Glass Shop

This is just a note to self...and everyone else out there. When you have a hard time pulling the plastic case housing from a Mercedes rear view mirror and you see the image below, you might want to choose a different shop next time, Yes, what you see holding together this plastic was both windshield glue and double-sided sticky tape. FYI. If you find a trustworthy shop, stick with them!



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2005 Cadillac XLR Windshield Replacement in Phoenix, AZ

2005 Cadillac XLR Windshield Replacement in Phoenix, AZ

In my few years of doing windshield replacements, this is only the second Cadillac XLR I have come across. Although somewhat tedious to prep for a windshield installation, they're not at all that difficult to do. Below are a couple of images of the windshield removed, exposing the glue from the previous installation.2005 Cadillac XLR Replacing A Windshield In Phoenix Arizona
Cadillac XLR Previous Windshield Install Failure #1To the left you can clearly see that this customer may have had some severe wind noise in the passenger corner. How this is even possible I'm not quite sure, unless they ran their glue directly onto the windshield, then set the windshield in.
The image to the right probably allowed a high pitched whistle, since there is empty space underneath where the two points meet. In either case, running your bead directly on top of the existing factory bead after it is trimmed out is the way to go, with as few seams as possible, checking to make sure there are no holes in your seams, and as straight as possible.
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Windscreen Damage From A Golf Ball
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Golf Ball Windshield Damage

Windscreen Damage From A Golf Ball

Windshield damage from a golf ball happens more frequently than one would think. More often than not, the cost of replacing your windshield will fall on you. Our cheap windscreen costs will get back on the road in no time.  If you have the glass waiver with your insurance company, then most likely, you are safe. If not, than this can be quite an unexpected expense. Even a factory OEM sealed windshield can end up looking like this. Contact us for any of your windscreen replacements.

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