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.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE TRANSMISSION
A four-wheel (4x4) drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles demand maintenance on the transfer case, front differentials, rear differentials, and transmission fluids.
FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE TRANSMISSION
If your vehicle has Front-wheel drive, the engine drives the front wheels only. The power is routed through the transmission to the final drive where it is split and sent to the two front wheels through the drive axles. The engine, transmission, and additional hardware is all located in the front of the car. If you are in need, we will gladly repair front-wheel drive transmission vehicles.
Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires using the clutch pedal and gear shift to manually shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions have been built with anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At HonToy, our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.
In motor vehicles, the transmission usually refers to the gearbox, which uses gears and gear trains to transmit speed and torque from a rotating power source to another device. You can have your car's transmission replaced with a new, rebuilt, remanufactured, repaired or used transmission. Our experienced service technicians can help you make the best decision for your vehicle and your wallet.
SERVICE, DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR
Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on.
A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts.Trust the automotive experts at HonToy for all your transmission repairs.