Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is one of the most important features of any new vehicle. ADAS includes any sensors on your vehicle such as a reverse camera, parking sensors or adaptive cruise control.
What is ADAS Calibration?
ADAS helps drivers prevent disaster on the road, but these sensors need to be adjusted whenever your vehicle is knocked or damaged, as they may stop providing accurate information.
At Hi-Mech Auto Solutions, we specialise in adjusting ADAS so that it continues to give you reliable information. If your vehicle’s ADAS system is not functioning as it should, it may give false warning signs which can be distracting or dangerous. To keep yourself safe on the road, it is best to have a professional team adjust the sensors in an audited facility, such as the Hi-Mech Auto Solutions workshop.
Allow us to run a full scan of your vehicle, make any necessary adjustments and calibrate your vehicle so that it is as safe as possible.
When to calibrate
Calibrate After Any Physical Change
Calibration of ADAS systems is essential after any structural or physical change made to your vehicle, whether that is through desired adjustments or damage from an accident. This may include:
- Any addition to your vehicle, such as bullbars. When these adjustments are made, your ADAS systems will be knocked around, preventing them from working properly.
- Wheel alignment, tyre upgrades or suspension repairs.
- Any damage your vehicle suffers, including windscreen damage. If you have your windshield replaced, make sure to have your ADAS calibrated. Always have your ADAS calibrated after an accident of any kind.
It can be difficult to tell when you need an ADAS calibration. While there are indicators that suggest it’s time to have the system serviced, these will only go off when there is an electrical issue. Hence, it is always best to have it calibrated after any structural change to your vehicle.
ADAS Keeps You Safe
When your ADAS is functioning correctly, it goes a long way toward keeping you safe on the road. When these systems start to give inaccurate information, however, they can put you closer to danger—and you may not even realise it.
Signs that Your ADAS Needs Calibration
While it is difficult to determine whether your ADAS needs calibrating, there are some signs to look out for, which will depend on what systems you have installed.
If your vehicle has adaptive cruise control and you notice that it is getting too close to a car ahead of you, the ADAS may need calibration. If your reverse camera does not seem to be working quite right, it is time to have it checked. Ultimately, if you have a feeling that these systems are not operating as they should, get them calibrated.
Does ADAS Impact My Insurance?
If you have had work done on your car due to modifications or have been in an accident, and you have not had the ADAS recalibrated, you open the door for your insurance company to deny a claim in a future accident. This also goes for your vehicle’s warranty.
After you have been in an accident, a dealership or insurance company will take a close look at your vehicle’s history. If they notice that there has been previous damage and you did not have your ADAS recalibrated, they are unlikely to cover the repairs.
On the other hand, when you get your ADAS calibrated with Hi-Mech Auto Solutions, you will receive proof of the work done which you can show to keep your insurance and warranty valid.
ADAS calibration will keep you safe on the road and save you money in the event of an accident in the future.