What Is ADAS Calibration?
ADAS calibration / recalibration is the most precise physical alignment, testing and electronic aiming of sensors to collect important data. This data is then used to tell your vehicle’s advanced drive assistance systems (ADAS) what it needs to know.
These systems include forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), automatic emergency braking (AEB) and many more. A proper ADAS calibration aligns these various sensors so they work properly in your vehicle.
ADAS calibration is a vehicle specific process as each make and model requires specific OEM calibration preparations. Additionally, not all ADAS sensors need to be/are meant to be calibrated. It is a lengthy but important process with the average time being about 2 hours.
Why Do I Need ADAS Calibration?
No one likes paying for an unecessary repair so why would you need an ADAS calibration? Unless you are looking at flashing warning lights on your dash, sensor damage may not be noticeable however knowing when you should get your vehicle ADAS calibrated is not that hard.
Basically, ADAS calibration should be performed whenever a vehicle’s sensors are disrupted. For instance, if your windshield is cracked then the heads-up display and rain sensors may need to be calibrated. If you are sideswiped then the mirrors and lane departure sensors need calibrating.
If the sensors in your vehicle are not functioning as they were intended then you need to get them calibrated/recalibrated otherwise your safety systems will not work properly.
If you have noticed any issues with your sensors not functioning, have experienced some damage to your vehicle, have warning lights or just want to ensure your vehicle is tip-top shape, contact us for an ADAS calibration.