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ADAS Calibration and OEM Repair Procedures

Posted by Chief Technology on May 21, 2020 3:13:00 PM

OEM procedures and requirements are nothing new in collision repair. We’ve always needed precise specs to make a vehicle look and run like new. From emergency braking systems to lane departure warnings and more, modern vehicles are getting complex, so repairing them is more complex too.

Every time you complete a structural repair, you need to repair—aka recalibrate—the sensors in the advanced driver-assistance systems. In order to perform the most accurate calibration and keep drivers safe, you need three things:

1. The latest OEM repair procedures for the exact make and model you’re working on.
2. A clear, reliable process that can be followed again and again without mistake.
3. An ADAS calibration tool to repair the sensors.

Or, if you want all three things in one, choose the Mosaic ADT from Chief.

With Mosaic, you’ll always have access to the most up-to-date OEM standards for ADAS calibrations right there in the system database. Other aftermarket calibration systems hold shops responsible for updating OEM standards and repair procedures as they receive them from the OEM, or they use tools that have old data. Not with Mosaic. We get our data directly from the OEMs themselves and update it automatically for you.

Another common disadvantage of other calibration systems is not having a clear and repeatable process for techs to follow. Other systems simply give you the data and leave your techs to interpret it into a process of their own. Even for a skilled professional, that room for error isn’t very efficient or accurate.

Mosaic tells techs exactly what to do, step-by-step, through automation. Once the correct vehicle information has been identified in the database, the whole procedure automatically loads into the Mosaic tablet. The software automatically moves the targets and performs the scans and calibrations. All that your tech has to do is simply follow each step on the tablet to complete the repair--no searching or interpreting needed. The software also won’t let the tech skip any steps, so you can be sure the repair is completed accurately every time.

As more and more vehicles roll into your shop needing ADAS calibration, you’ll need an accurate, efficient and error-free system on your side. Consider Mosaic ADT to make pulling OEM procedures and following them a breeze.

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Topics: Shop Tools, ADAS Calibration

Do you really want to make precise ADAS repairs based on a tape measure?

Posted by Chief Technology on Nov 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Measurements matter.

That’s true regardless of industry, but it’s always been especially true in collision repair—and these days, those measurements are more important than ever. As more and more technology is integrated into vehicles, which requires precise measurement and calibration during collision repair service. Often, this comes down to a millimeter.

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Topics: Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

Shouldn’t ADAS Calibration Systems Be as Advanced as ADAS technology?

Posted by Chief Technology on Nov 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Adaptive cruise control. Lane departure warnings. 360º views. Night vision. Blind spot detection. LiDAR.

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Topics: Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

Why Everybody's Talking About ADAS Calibration

Posted by Chief Technology on Oct 24, 2019 1:00:00 PM

One of the biggest topics making waves in our industry right now is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS.) These systems include all the sensors and cameras that detect obstacles near a vehicle and warn the driver to prevent them from getting in an accident.

While ADAS is helping keep drivers safer than ever before, it also adds a lot of complexity to the vehicle repair process. 

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Industry and Company News, Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

The Repair Tools You Need to Save Time

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Body shops live and die by cycle times. It’s a basic fact of business that you need to get each vehicle in and out as efficiently as possible. Customers want repairs done quickly and correctly – you and your techs both know that. So what can you do to make it happen? Of course having a knowledgeable staff is a must. And setting them up with the tools for success is just as important. Here are three body shop repair tools that can help cut cycle times:

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools

Shop Basics: Auto Body Spot Welders

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Before you start shopping for a spot welder, you need to be sure that you understand the basics of how they work and why certain features are important. After all, spot welders are a vital part of today’s body shop arsenal. Here’s what you need to know about spot welders.

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Topics: Shop Tools

Keep it Running: Maintaining Your Meridian™ System

Posted by Chief Technology on Jun 19, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Once you decide to invest in Chief’s Meridian™ Live Mapping™ System, you’ll want to do everything you can to make it run smoothly. That way, it can help you blueprint those repairs and complete them accurately. Here’s how to keep it in tip-top shape.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools, Measurement

Product Spotlight: C601N HD Changer

Posted by Chief Technology on Feb 9, 2018 5:02:00 PM

Flipping tires may sound like a good workout for some people, but force those same people to do it for a living, and their views may change. However, that’s a daily occurrence in the life of a HD tire technician. With some tires, like the new super singles, tipping the scales at 300lbs.+, you can see why trying to man handle that all day would get old. So why not make your tech’s life and your bottom line better? Enter Chief's C601N HD Tirechanger.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools

3 Reasons to Have an Aluminum-dedicated Work Area

Posted by Chief Technology on Dec 28, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Repairing aluminum requires special gear. While you’re stocking up on the right aluminum welders and more, you’ll also need to think about how you’ll organize that equipment in your shop. And it’s not just a matter of “wherever it fits.” There are lots of good reasons to keep your aluminum repair tools together, including:

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Shop Tools, Aluminum

Product Spotlight: C355 | PRO 3D WHEEL BALANCER

Posted by Chief Technology on Nov 22, 2017 12:34:59 PM

Deposits, withdrawals, service fees and interest charges make balancing your checking account a tedious process and a chore that many people dislike. Luckily, with Chief's C355, balancing a tire is much easier. Speed, accuracy, easy to use and economical are the guidelines we used to create the C355. Rugged and dependable enough to be the workhorse of a high-volume tire dealer with an easy to use interface making it perfect for the auto body technician learning curve.

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Topics: Shop Tools