ADVANCED DRIVER-ASSISTANCE (ADAS) SYSTEMS
ADAS calibration (and recalibration) is the precise physical alignment, testing, and electronic aiming of sensors that collect data to inform your vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), like forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and several others.
Basically, what this means is that all modern vehicles come standard with front and rear-facing cameras, as well as an arsenal of other safety features that you may never even realize are there. The little circles on your bumper that resemble buttons? Those are sensors. You have them on the front and rear bumper as well as a camera in the rear and one in the windshield.
These placements are optimal for safety precautions. It allows you to see where you’re going while backing up and it allows a few other vital safety components as well, such as collision detection, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, and a slew of other features you’ll find useful.
ADAS SYSTEMS REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL CALIBRATION BY EXPERTS
In a brand new vehicle, ADAS sensors are professionally set in their factory standard positions. All sensors point in the same, precise place. But, throughout a vehicle’s life, things happen that cause sensors to come out of alignment — collisions, minor fender benders, and adjacent repairs or parts replacement. For example, vehicles with a windshield-mounted forward ADAS camera will require calibration after windshield replacement.
Here at HonToy, we are certified in ADAS Systems calibration and repair.
IN NEED OF WINDSHIELD OR BUMPER REPAIR?
Is your windshield damaged? Maybe it has a crack longways across the middle or another very obvious area where it spiders outward? Not a good scenario. Windshields aren’t so easily replaced as they were 20 years ago. These days, you require expert assistance to ensure your vehicle is road-safe after repairs.
Replacing the windshield isn’t exactly the hard part. It gets complicated once you realize you have to replace the rear-view as well as the front-facing camera. Unless you happen to be a tech that knows about ADAS calibration, and how to facilitate the calibration; it’s best to leave it to the pros like our certified technicians here at HonToy.
We’ll make sure you leave with a fully calibrated road-safe vehicle! We can also check the rest of your ADAS systems to make sure they’re up to par. If your bumper sensors are compromised, you may want to know as soon as possible! One out-of-tune sensor could be the reason you back into another car for instance.
At HonToy Care Auto Repair, our guys undergo constant updates on their automotive training, so they know that your calibration is essential to maintaining a safe vehicle; they also know how and when to perform these services.
HOW ARE THESE ADAS CALIBRATIONS PERFORMED?
There are two possible calibration methods and some cars require one or the other, while some require both. Don’t know which one you need? Contact us to book an appointment and our experts will help.
WHAT ARE THE TWO METHODS?
This entails the cameras being mounted and adjusted while the vehicle sits facing a solid target that the cameras will focus on.
This one is more hands-on and requires the vehicle to be moving at a set speed for a specific amount of time on well-marked roads.
WHERE SHOULD I GO?
Here at HonToy Care Auto Repair, we’re certified in ADAS and ADAS calibration. We take care of all repairs, including preventative maintenance!
Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us by calling our repair shop at (303)443-0145 or you can make appointments directly from our website (LINK TO CONTACT PAGE HERE). For over 21 years, HonToy Care Automotive Repair has serviced Boulder, CO and surrounding areas with Integrity and Honesty. Feel confidence in the quality and efficiency in your car's care.