Parking Assist System
Calibrating Parking Assist System
What is Parking Assist System
Parking assist systems use a combination of cameras, sensors, and software to help you find a parking space and park with increased precision. The sensors help to detect whether there are any open spots nearby. If there aren’t any spots close by, the system will alert you via an icon on your dash so that you can either look for another place to park or adjust your driving route to find one sooner.
The system also uses cameras near your rearview mirror to give you a view of what’s behind your car while backing up into a spot. If something is blocking your path or another vehicle is too close, the system will alert you with an icon on the dash so that you can adjust accordingly before backing into the spot.
Some systems will send audible instructions to guide you on how to drive into a spot. The aim is to enable you to park your vehicle without any trouble. You’ll find them beneficial, especially if you have trouble with the rear gear or when new in an area.
How Parking Assist Works?
The parking assist system works In combination with existing car features like automatic transmission, power steering, and anti-lock brakes. The system uses sensors in the front and rear bumpers to identify when there is an open space large enough for your car to fit in. When it finds open space, it will notify you with a message on your dashboard screen that says “Parking Assist Ready.” Once this happens, you can switch to manual control of your vehicle or let the system take over.
When using the Parking Assist System (PAS), you must be prepared for any sudden movements or changes in direction that might occur while driving forward or backwards into an empty parking space.
The parking assist system will alert you if driving too close to a wall or another object. Once the sensors detect any obstacles, they send information to a computer. The computer uses this data to calculate the distance between your car and any obstacles. Any objects to the front of, behind, and on either side of your vehicle get detected.
Remember that the driver should also check to ensure that their vehicle fits in the selected space. If you have any protruding cargo items, do not use them. Don’t use parking assistance on narrow streets because the space available to maneuver may not be enough to allow safe parking.
Replacing Windshields equipped with Parking Assist System
When it is time to replace your car windshield that is Equipped with Parking Assist System , all the cameras and sensors are removed and reattached after windshield installation. A recalibration procedure is then required to ensure that this critical safety system is functioning properly and is performing in accordance to the manufacturer tolerances.
When your car’s Parking Assist System is not properly calibrated after a windshield replacement, the cameras or radar can be misaligned by even millimeters. This could cause dangerous driving conditions and accidents!
Many glass shops try to avoid performing recalibration due to lack of knowledge or calibration equipment. They will simply keep the wires intact, install the new windshield and call it done.
When installing a new windshield, be assured that it will always be off by few Millimeters from the original windshield position. This slight shift in windshield position causes the Lane Departure Warning System and the Lane Keeping Assist System to be off.
At Francis & Sons Auto Glass we have the latest recalibration systems and the expertise and experience to recalibrate your Parking Assist System to its factory setting and we back it up with our lifetime warranty.
Does Your insurance cover calibrating Parking Assist System?
The short answer is if you have comprehensive coverage or if you have elected to add glass replacement coverage (an add on coverage to your auto insurance policy), then recalibration of Parking Assist System is fully covered and there won’t be out of pocket expense.
Otherwise, plan on spending a minimum of $250 for recalibration. In the state of Arizona, it is always advisable to purchase glass coverage on top of your comprehensive auto insurance to avoid out of pocket expense when your windshield breaks or cracks.