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April 7, 2020 | Posted by: K&K Glass

Calibration Masters, a division within K&K Glass, Inc., performs mobile calibration services for vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) software, following a growth in demand and also a request from our auto glass customers.

The department saw a 241% growth in ADAS calibration jobs completed this January as compared to January 2019.

Calibration is the process of realigning windshield cameras and sensors. When in alignment, these sensors help to input information and ultimately control a vehicle’s ADAS features (like the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA) for example).

When replacing a windshield, there is a bracket mounted to the windshield that the camera sits in. This camera is removed from the bracket in the damaged windshield and clipped into the bracket of the new windshield. Even though the camera may not be disconnected from your safety system, it does not sit exactly as before. Because the camera sits in a different place and orientation now, the safety system in your vehicle now sees the lines on the road from a different perspective. With calibration, the safety system - through targeting and driving the vehicle - now "learns" where the lines on the road are again. This is a very precise measurement (in accordance with OEM standards), to ensure they work safely.

Each manufacturer has its own set of targets and procedure needed for calibration. At Calibration Masters, calibration technicians are trained to use our mobile AUTEL and Opti-Aim ADAS kits which cover virtually every make and model with ADAS. This enables our team to carry out calibrations at locations that are convenient for our customers.

John Gaines, managing director for the Calibration Masters team at K&K Glass said, "Safety Systems have come a long way in just a short time. But we are still only at the beginning. Every year each manufacturer is adding more features to the vehicles to help avoid accidents and collisions. By 2023, every vehicle made will have some sort of safety feature. In order to keep the vehicle operating as intended, if you replace your windshield, the ADAS systems must be calibrated."

 


 

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Windshield Replacement

February 27, 2020 | Posted by: K&K Glass

We've been asked before what happens during a windshield replacement call, so we wanted to take a minute to truly jot down everything involved so that when one of our certified technicians come and service your vehicle - you will know exactly what to expect.

Below are the steps involved in windshield installation:

  1. Our K&K Glass Technician will give you a call the morning of your service appointment to confirm their arrival. Please have your phone turned on and be ready for their call.
  2. When the Technician arrives, they will perform a few inspections. They will inspect the old windshield and review the current crack and damage.
  3. After our K&K Glass Technician removes the old windshield glass, they begin prepping the vehicle for a windshield replacement.
  4. Our technician will then apply an appropriate bead of urethane to the pinchweld of the vehicle.
  5. They will install the new windshield into place, positioning it to the correct height. The glass is adjusted until it is aligned perfectly. Retention tape is applied to hold the glass in place temporarily.
  6. At this point, our K&K Glass Technician replaces the wiper blades and molding on the vehicle. He/She will also test the rain sensors (if your vehicle has them) and will make sure the wipers are aligned and that nothing is obstructing the windshield washer nozzle.
  7. The window installation is now finished and the Technician will assure you that your vehicle will be safe to drive within a half hour. They will also discuss the K&K Glass warranty on your windshield.

Windshield installation is a process that involves the physical handling of large windshields, expertise in applying urethanes and an understanding of the structures of different types of vehicles.

When you make a decision to replace your windshield, we hope that you choose us. K&K Glass uses superior quality adhesives and glass products to make sure your vehicle's windshield is not only durable, but is also quick, safe, and a perfect fit.

 


 

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February 13, 2020 | Posted by: K&K Glass

Two of our most popular services available at K&K Glass, Inc. are windshield repairs and windshield replacements. Customers can opt for a windshield repair if the damage is minimal (chip is usually smaller than the size of a quarter) or there may be situations where the windshield will need a replacement. If the windshield damage impairs the driver's visibility or if the damage reaches a corner or edge of the windshield, it WILL need to be replaced.

WINDSHIELD REPAIR

Fixing a crack in a timely manner will help prevent the crack from spreading. Our Auto Glass Technicians can repair minor cracks and chips in about 30 minutes and the cost is low.

WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT

Replacements generally take and hour or less, and should be free of charge if you have comprehensive insurance coverage (in the state of Florida) on your vehicle. When done properly, a windshield replacement is the most effective way to restore the integrity of your windshield and helps to make the car safer for you and your family. Installing new windshield glass ensures the highest level of visibility, while chipped or cracked glass will remain less clear even after being repaired. Should your vehicle require ADAS calibration services to align the cameras back to the required Manufacturer's standards - we can also provide that mobile service through our Calibration Masters division of K&K Glass.

If you are uncertain on which service would be of most value to you and your vehicle, one of our Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) will be able to provide you with the best possible recommendation over the phone. Feel free to give us a call at (813) 783-1169 or receive a free, no obligation quote today!

 


 

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