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2020 Collision Repair: Choosing ADAS Calibration Equipment

Posted by Chief Technology on Mar 31, 2020 6:00:00 AM

If you're just diving into learning about ADAS, we recommend starting here to learn what it is and why it matters.

Once you understand the basics and you're ready to start thinking about adding ADAS calibration equipment to your shop, you need to know what to look for. We can help with that.

The most important thing to consider when choosing equipment like this is accuracy. You want a system that can complete repeatable, error-free calibrations. If ADAS isn't calibrated properly, it's no longer a safety feature. It might actually put a driver in danger—a mistake you don't want to be responsible for.

Mosaic calibration systemHere is a list of questions to consider when researching ADAS calibration equipment:

· How many manual processes are involved?
Systems involving tape measures or plumb bobs leave room for potentially dangerous human error.

· Is there any training included?
As we've stated, your technicians need to be able to use the equipment accurately every time. A good equipment partner will help make sure that's possible.

· Is the technology easy to use?
Once again, these need to be repeatable, error-free calibrations—and you do still have to work fast enough to be profitable. 

· Will your techs have access to the latest OEM specs?
When you're investing in equipment this important, you need it to last in terms of quality and relevancy. Make sure your techs will always have access to the latest OEM specs so they can make the most accurate repairs.

· How much physical space does the system take up?
This is an important consideration for any new piece of equipment. Think about how this could fit into your workflow.

· How long does the recalibration process generally take?
Once again, short cycle times are not the highest priority with ADAS, but they do still play a role in figuring out scheduling and profitability.

· Is there system support readily available?
As much as we need technology, it doesn't always work the way we want it to. You need support in place to keep your business up and running. It's not a matter of if; it's a matter of when.

· Are there checks in place to ensure the accuracy of the repair?
ADAS repairs are potentially a huge liability. It never hurts to double and triple check.

For even more information about how to choose the right ADAS calibration equipment, check out our free e-book.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, ADAS Calibration