If you have bought a new car in the last couple of years it will more than likely have Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) fitted.

ADAS comes in a range of sensors from Lane Departure Warning Cameras to Collision Avoidance Radars. Some are fitted to the windscreen of the car and others in different panels of the car.

The most important aspect of ADAS as that all of the systems need to talk to each other and be able to ‘see’ the road around it. So if any part is damaged, replaced or moved, it will need to be re calibrated.

Premier Windscreens are the leaders in ADAS equipped vehicles and use world leading TEXA multi-brand diagnostics.


More Than a Windscreen

Like many parts of your car, your windscreen is becoming ever more advanced and complex, mostly without you even knowing it.

You’ll hear of lots of new technologies that are making our cars safer, like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance. These are known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS. The windscreen is at the heart of these technologies, which operate via a tiny camera set into your windscreen. If your windscreen is incorrectly fitted, even by just a few millimeters, these technologies won’t work properly!

So what is Calibration?

If your car is fitted with ADAS technology, and you need a windscreen replacement, it’s a more complex job than previously. Alongside fitting the screen securely, the fitter has to ensure the screen is correctly calibrated so that the camera has precisely the right view of the road ahead. That takes skills and expertise, and the right equipment.

So next time you are getting your windscreen replaced, ask whether it needs to be calibrated*. And then leave it to the experts.

Does it apply to my car?

If your car is fitted with any of these technologies, your replacement windscreen may need to be calibrated:

  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Adaptive high beam
  • Glare-free high beam
  • Adaptive light control: swivelling curve lights
  • Automatic parking
  • Automotive navigation system with typically GPS and TMC for providing up-to-date traffic information.
  • Automotive night vision
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Collision avoidance system
  • Crosswind stabilization
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Driver Monitoring System
  • Electric vehicle warning sounds used in hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles
  • Emergency driver assistant
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Intersection assistant
  • Hill descent control
  • Intelligent speed adaptation or intelligent speed advice (ISA)
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane change assistance
  • Pedestrian protection system
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Turning assistant
  • Vehicular communication systems
  • Wrong-way driving warning

What is the Process

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Once the windscreen is fitted to your vehicle, it then needs to be scanned by the TEXA Diagnostic Tool and using a combination of calibration panels and dynamic driving tests, the system will ensure that the ADAS is correctly aligned and ‘seeing’ the road exactly in order for the systems to function at their optimal level.

The process can take a few hours to complete, but will ensure that everyting is working correctly and to manufacturers standards.

If you need any more information contact Premier Windscreens on 5527 2430.



Yesterday started like any day in the workshop, fit a few windscreens in the morning. Pretty normal day….. righto.

1st up, a Yutong bus with a windscreen measuring 2.5m x 1.5m weighing in at over 60kg.


2nd job, just run of the mill 2017 Kia Rio.


Then the 3rd one came in… 2010 Bentley Continental Super Sport!

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Customer was rapt with his new windscreen!

Whew, last one for the morning… 2006 Ford Transit Motorhome.


Not even lunchtime yet, so it’s off on the road to do a truck windscreen replacement and some panel shop work. like I said, just a normal day.

No matter what size, shape, make or model. Premier Windscreens has got you covered.

Call us Today on 5527 2430 for a quote!

Storm Season is Here

With all the storms and rain we’ve had over the past few weeks it’s now more important that you have a healthy windscreen.

Scratched or damaged windscreens are as bad as having old wiper blades, impairing your vision in heavy rain. It is still important to change your wiper blades regularly, but have a look at your windscreen too.

If it has scratches or lot’s of small pits in it then wiper blades can’t get rid of the water effectively.

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Come and see us at Premier Windscreens for a health check up on your windscreen and we can advise you if you need a new one.

Another thing to keep in mind if you have an older car is leaks. Have you noticed after a storm that you have water in your car or a damp smell?

This could be due to your windscreen not being bonded to the body properly. It may be due to rust under the glass or a fault with the glue bond.


If there is rust under the windscreen then you need to get the windscreen out, fix the problem, then put your windscreen back in. It may seem like a costly thing for something you can’t see, but it affects the structural strength of your car and could lead to further problems down the track.

If you have a leak, come and see us to get your windscreen water tested to see where the leak is and we can help get you started on the road to fixing it.

** Please note Premier Windscreens can’t fix the rust, this will have to be done by a qualified panel shop.

Side Glass Replacement

Not the nicest thing to come back to, a customer of ours brought his near new car in to get a side glass replaced. It had been parked in an underground car park for a short time and when he returned he found this….20170906_085524


All for $70 that was in the car, with the damage to the panel, door trim and mirror he is looking at over $5000 to repair. Like I said not a nice thing to come back to, but Premier Windscreens are getting a new window in it and get him back on the road today so he can secure the car and use it while waiting for his insurance to fix the rest.

If you need a side glass replaced call Premier Windscreens 5527 2430.


What is a Rain Sensor?

If you have a late model car, there is a good chance it may have some extra bits on the windscreen besides a mirror.

One of them may be a Rain Sensor and if you have called about a replacement windscreen you may have been asked if you have one. Simply put, it is a sensor attached to your windscreen near the mirror that if in the correct setting will detect rain hitting the windscreen and turn on your wipers for you and vary the speed depending on how heavy it is. Also once the rain stops and it detects the windscreen is dry enough it will turn them off for you.

A very handy device, but you are thinking do I need one?

Well if your car originally comes with one then you will have to replace it with one that is the same. This is because they are a part of the car’s electronic system. So if you remove it, it may lead to electrical problems with your car. Another reason is how the mirror fits onto you windscreen, it may be a part of the rain sensor or the cover that goes around it.

If my car doesn’t have one can I fit one now?

Unfortunately you can’t, as your car hasn’t been built with all the accompanying wiring and switches. You might be able to retro fit it, but it would be expensive.

So, after all that, what do they look like. They are found near or with the mirror at the top of the windscreen, sometimes they are in a separate box next to the mirror. sometimes they are under a bigger cover with the mirror. here are some pictures of what they look like.


Another way is to check the windscreen control stalk and see if it has “AUTO” written on it.

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Last of all if you’re not sure, give us a call or send us a photo a we can let you know.

Premier Windscreens are your premier windscreen replacement company on the Gold Coast.