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ADAS Calibration Equipment is still a relatively new phenomenon. Investment in it is a big decision that can for many, be one massive headache.
Speaking to someone who understands ADAS services & the full scope of systems on offer can be essential; especially when it comes to such a large investment which will enable you to complete the ADAS calibrations your customers now require.
You’ve probably been thinking something like “Ok, ADAS is a thing. Do any of my customer even need these calibrations? Oh, I should be completing it after a variety of jobs? It can be an extra source of income? My competitors are offering it now & pinching customers promoting it? There are digital & analogue systems? It costs what? Can I afford not to have it? What system do I need?”
Is there a best ADAS Calibration System?
In short, no.
ADAS is one of the biggest technological advancement in automotive services in the last decade. That means you need a machine that of keeping up with changes to come as cars continue to develop.
For many garage owners, the hefty investment in ADAS calibration equipment can be tough to justify. There are two main systems though catering to different technology levels.
The ADAS Analogue system utilises a more traditional set up of printed boards & a simple manual measurement system, helping to keep initial outlay lower whilst enabling you the ability to complete ADAS calibrations. It is more labour intensive to set up though & new boards need to be purchased to keep it up to date.
Alternatively, a larger investment is needed in the digital solution, which uses a 65” monitor to display boards intelligently to suit the position of the car in front of it. Add to this laser measurement & this system is operable by a single technician saving labour & receives updates over the air for new updates.
As with any piece of garage equipment, knowing which system is best for your garage can only be determined by speaking to the experts! We’d advise booking a visit to the Hofmann Megaplan Centre of Excellence to try both systems out for yourself before making an investment.
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As ADAS continues to peak the curiosity of all, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the intricacies of our advanced system. This is the 65" TV model that is wowing audiences wherever we take it!
The need for advanced specialised equipment isn't just for big business or the future. Now, more than ever, it is a necessity in 2019!
As the leading supplier and installer of the first fully digital ADAS system, we are the only ones to currently offer the highest quality calibration equipment available on the market.
Let's take a look at our advanced system in more detail...
Five Intelligent Principles to our Advanced ADAS System
The versatility of a digital panel means adapting the screen to any existing or future car makers reference protocol is quick, easy and cost effective.
Simple enough for a single user to operate; the system will guide you through the 6 steps of a calibration procedure.
The calibration frame is adjusted automatically, through the electric control, and any movement of the target, in relation to the car, is automatic and virtual. The car never moves!
Extreme accuracy is guaranteed by the self-adaptive system, which allows the software to evaluate the environmental and physical conditions
Just 6 easy steps to a completed advanced and efficient ADAS calibration!
We aim to make every calibration job easy as possible - this way, we decrease the amount of time taken to complete each job and increase the overall efficiency of your garage.
We offer full demonstrations both on site and in our state of the art showroom.
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With us now into the New Year, this is the ideal time for you to be thinking about the services you offer your customers and how you can do things differently in 2019.
With new opportunities such ADAS calibration servicing equipment, the need for garages to be providing wheel alignment has never been more prominent.. that includes you!
Why should you offer wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment mean so many benefits to the customer, but you as a garage owner can also benefit immensely from providing this service.
If you already offer tyre changing services then you really should be supplying wheel alignment as well. The two services run hand in hand to ensure that your customer's vehicle is performing as it should. Therefore, it won't surprise you to know that offering this as a service can not only increase your service offering, but can also increase your overall income. We have broken down the profit from alignment machine on our previous blog.
It's not just about Wheel Alignment
Your Wheel Alignment Machine is good for more than just alignment! As well as charging your customers for this service the checks involved will help identify and fix any further issues e.g. worn, bent or damaged components/ This all equates to more profit for your business and happier customers!
Best Wheel Aligners Around
Being one of the industry-leading suppliers of tyre fitting equipment, we have a vast range of wheel aligners for every garage need and budget.
By now we're hoping that if you don't already offer the service, you're seeing the great value that can be gained by offering alignment. You can work this out for yourself by using our online revenue calculator now!Contact us online now or call us today on 01480 8-9-10-11 to speak to one of our dedicated team for more information.
Everything in today's world is becoming more technologically advanced including vehicles. The standard inbuilt systems are becoming more intelligent meaning maintenance and servicing requires new knowledge and kit.
Here at Hofmann Megaplan, we are making sure the garage equipment we offer is up to date with the latest capabilities. This also means up to our industry-leading standards. The latest of these advancements that is becoming more common on the road is ADAS Systems. You could be dealing with vehicles already that have ADAS as standard but are you ready for ADAS calibration?
Types of ADAS
ADAS means vehicles are now more intelligent then ever before. They collect and use data in new ways to keep drivers safe. These uses include but are not limited to:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adaptive High Beams
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Collision Warning/ Detection System
- Driver Monitoring (Drowsiness Detection)
- Lane Departure Warning
- Night Vision
- Pedestrian Detection
- Parking Assist (Rear View Cameras)
- Traffic Sign Recognition
Vehicles fitted with ADAS technology will have cameras mounted centrally on the windscreen. This means when a windscreen is replaced, the ADAS will require re-calibration to ensure all systems are working correctly. Advanced ADAS systems can also include cameras and sensors in the front and rear bumpers and wing mirrors for full 360 degree applications. the number of scenarios where work is completed that requires recalibration of these systems is endless and failing to do so can result in customers leaving your garage in danger.
Keeping up to date with ADAS
The team at Hofmann Megaplan regularly undergo training on the latest systems including most recently an ADAS training day at our showroom. Technology is constantly changing our industry and we place an extremely high value on investing in our people to ensure they continue providing above and beyond service backed up by their knowledge.
We make sure all of our engineers and sales team have the exact understanding needed to deal with your garages specific requirements, from picking out the right equipment to training you up on its use.