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5 things you need to know about recalibration

The insurance industry is committed to recalibration. Here’s why.


Confused about recalibration? You’re not alone. It’s technical and complicated. Plus, each manufacturer has its own recalibration requirements to certify that, after a windshield replacement, their vehicle is safe to take back on the road. Now, with insurance companies championing — and covering — recalibration, it’s part of the windshield replacement process at Safelite AutoGlass, so you need to understand the basics.

At Safelite, we make recalibration easy for you and your policyholders. Here’s what you need to know:


It’s required.

Since many advanced safety systems are controlled by a camera connected to the windshield, all vehicle manufacturers require recalibration after a windshield replacement. This ensures that the systems are returned to manufacturer specifications and working correctly. With Safelite, your policyholder receives a certificate of proof and a recalibration guarantee.


It’s covered.

If your policyholder has comprehensive coverage, their glass claim includes both the windshield replacement and the recalibration. Once they pay their deductible, the rest — including the recalibration — is covered by the insurance provider.


It’s safer.

Insurance companies are focused on keeping their policyholders safe and know that recalibration is essential. Because if a camera or sensor is even one degree off, it could cause more harm than good.


It’s common.

Today, most new vehicles have at least one advanced safety system, and many will come standard by 2022. As a result, recalibration is going to be considered as a common, expected step in windshield replacement.


It’s part of the replacement.

Windshield replacement means getting your policyholder safely back on the road. Since a camera that is moved during replacement can’t be relied upon without recalibration, the replacement is not complete without this adjustment.