We are equipped with the market leaders ADAS recalibration equipment and we are accredited to AOM230 standards and IMI Tech Safe registered to ensure your vehicle receives the best calibration service possible, after each calibration you are also issued with a certificate of calibration as proof of a successful calibration, should your insurance require a copy in the event of a collision we also hold a copy of the certificate to avoid any possible issues.
What is Adas
Most modern cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS).
These high-tech safety systems, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control and Lane Keeping Assist are designed to save lives by alerting the driver to a hazard, keeping safe distances or by automatically taking the necessary action to prevent a collision.
Many different Advanced Driver Assist Systems are now commonly in use by major vehicle manufacturers, and if your car is less than 5 years old, it's likely to have one or more of these safety systems. These systems operate by receiving accurate information from hi-tech cameras, radars and various other sensors.
By 2022, up to 11 Advanced Driver Assist Systems will be a mandatory requirement for all new cars.
Why do I need to calibrate
A vehicle safety system, responds to data provided by the camera, radar and other sensors, so correct operation depend on the accuracy of this data. Even a slight misalignment of the camera or radar sensor could mean the difference between avoiding an accident or not and even causing collisions as is not uncommon.
The vehicles camera(s) and radar sensor(s) are calibrated before the vehicle leaves the factory. However, calibration must be carried out again after many common maintenance procedures and accident repairs, Including:
- Wheel alignment or axle geometry adjustment
- Track control arm adjustment or replacement
- Shock absorber or coil spring replacement
- Subframe removal
- Steering rack adjustment or replacement
- Windscreen replacement
- Bodywork repairs including bumper removal
- Front or rear collision repair
- & many more systems
It is advisable to have your vehicles camera(s) and/or radar sensor(s) calibrated if they haven't been calibrated in the last 3 years, it will also ensure no insurance invalidation issues occur if you are unfortunate enough to have a collision.
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