ADAS On The Road – The ‘Go-To’ experts on ADAS calibration.
Over 40% of new vehicles will have two or more advanced driver assistance systems fitted as standard. As an Independent Garage it is your responsibilty and ‘duty of care’ to ensure any vehicle repairs include ADAS calibration before returning to the customer.
What is ADAS calibration for Independent Garages?
To assist motorists and to provide safer driving, many modern vehicles are built with intelligent systems. ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a term used to describe the smart features that includes autonomous night vision, collision detection systems and adaptive high beams. The term also includes simpler features such as rear view cameras to assist parking and more complex features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning that are able to detect a vehicle’s surroundings.
Why does ADAS need calibrating after vehicle repairs?
Cameras and sensors are required to enable ADAS systems to function correctly and safely. Should these cameras be knocked out of place following any impact to the vehicle, either a major accident or something as minor as a kerb bump or windscreen replacement the ADAS system can be significantly affected, putting the driver at risk of further collision.
We therefore highly recommend that ADAS systems are calibrated before a repaired vehicle is returned to the customer and the road.
Types of ADAS
Our technicians are always happy to advise on the types of ADAS features fitted to a vehicle and wether they require calibration. ADAS Includes:
- Blind Spot Awareness
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Adaptive Headlights
- Adaptive Cruice Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- Traffic Sign Recognition
AS AN INDEPENDENT GARAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES?
Every Garage Workshop will need to have access to the necessary equipment and training to be able to correctly reset ADAS components. Vehicle manufacturers now specify that recalibration of ADAS must take place after work has been performed.
How can we help?
Owning your own ADAS equipment can be costly and, as technology is advancing so swiftly, the chances are it could be out of date before you’ve even had the chance to make the most of it.
That’s where ADAS On The Road steps in – we’ve got you covered. Our aim is to take the hassle out of recalibration, keep your costs down and minimise vehicle down time.
Through access to our own online platform, we have an affiliation with an extensive network of Main Dealers across the whole of the UK.
We can arrange ADAS calibration at dramatically reduced rates at a choice of dealers nationwide in far quicker time frames than you would be able to book yourself.
What Do We Offer?
- Easy online booking process
- Response within just a couple of hours to confirm ‘key to key’ times and cost.
- Guaranteed to beat your current turn-around times through a Main dealer.
- Guaranteed to beat your current costs
- Where available, an option of local Main Dealers to take the car to
- We will book the vehicle into a service center which can undertake the ADAS calibration.
- Full recalibration or specific to the damaged/replaced area
All at a price that’s lower than you would pay by going direct to a dealer
Preparing for ADAS calibration
To enable ADAS ON THE ROAD to carry out calibration on a vehicle we recommend that the following preparations are completed, along with providing good lighting and a flat, level surface.
1. CHECKING LOADS
Make sure that the vehicle is not carrying any additional load, this includes external racking i.e. roof and cycle racks.
3. WHEELS AND TYRES
Vehicles must be fitted with 4 full size wheels and all 4 tyres must be inflated to the correct pressure.