Many of the new models today require the replacement windscreen to be fitted precisely into the vehicle aperture, with the correct clearance between the roof-edge of the body and the A-pillar. The new fitted glass should be adjusted and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, or if these measurements are not available, then according to the original fitted windscreen.
The PMA/TOOLS body clearance feeler gauge is used to measure the clearance. This tool offers the possibility to position the new windscreen precisely using gauges ranging from 1 - 12 mm.
The advantages of following the correct body clearance measurements during the windscreen fitting are: