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ADAS is holding a common place on industry news sites & publications now. The latest feature in Garagewire addresses the warnings that experts are heeding of failure to calibrate ADAS following repairs.
This advisories to the automotive repair industries are not to be ignored either. Ensuring that ADAS sensors are functioning correctly post vehicle repair or maintenance is the repairers responsibility. It is an unfamiliarity with this procedures that is causing serious safety concerns, with the lack of knowledge to tackle these critical calibrations.
Industry experts have now been cited in a number of publications stating that more than 10% of vehicles on the road today are fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). That is over 4 million vehicles. Yet many repairers have not undergone the required training to deal with ADAS calibrations.
ADAS advice for garage owners
It is easy for garage owners to sit back but failure to embrace new technologies is a backwards step. The essential services a garage needs to offer are changing and the advice is get on board early so you're in a position to answer your customers questions, even if you are not offering the services. Other advice offered includes:
- Working out the number of ADAS equipped vehicles currently coming through your garage doors
- Get advice! Free educational days and training can bring you up to speed quickly without cost.
- Nominate members of your team who can become your ADAS experts
- Know the relevant repair methods and manufacturer instructions
- Evidence! That calibration has been completed and that the results meet the vehicle manufacturer's specified requirements
- Don't know? Do not risk an incorrect calibration. Get help from the experts at Hofmann Megaplan
ADAS Calibration at Hofmann Megaplan
As a leading supplier of garage equipment within the UK and across Europe, we feel we need to stand up and help in the education required around new ADAS technologies. We supply a number of calibration systems each with its own advantages.
ADAS - The Mystery Explained
Alignment is an
With so much changing in the world of wheel alignment systems and technology constantly making for new capabilities of our alignment machines, there are more services
Here are our top 3 areas to watch out for in 2019 when it comes to your alignment system:
Keep it Calibrated in 2019!
So often we get phone calls from customers complaining of issues with there aligner. Turns out the machine hasn't been calibrated in 2 years. Worst case I've seen machines go 3 years + without a calibration.
Whilst we're there, using the latest software and database is essential. Failure to do so can mean not having the latest vehicle information and may lead to lost sales.
And voila you now have the latest machine out there.
ADAS Calibration Equipment - it's a no brainer!
ADAS (or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are a common occurrence on modern vehicles, designed to remove the scope for human error when driving. Of
These cameras need to be calibrated. In
Find out more about ADAS Calibration systems here.
Selling Alignment in 2019 just got easier
Technology can even help you sell alignment service to your customers this year. Devices like TreadReader give you a hand held tread depth scanner that can be quickly
You can even use the TreadReader to build your business pipeline. A visitor to your garage might not need new tyres now but the information the TreadReader provides you with means you'll know when they will.
Find out more about the TreadReader here.
Author | Warren Carr | Wheel Alignment Specialist
My name is Warren Carr and I'm from the team of alignment engineers at Hofmann Megaplan. I will be using this blog to regularly highlight some practical hints and tips which will help you, our garage professionals, achieve great results with your equipment, no matter the make of alignment machine.