ADAS Calibration in Ocala, FL
What You Need To Know About ADAS
Providing ADAS calibration, wheel alignment, and air conditioning freon charging services to North Central Florida
Precision Auto Calibration is equipped and ready to handle ADAS calibrations in Ocala, FL for all vehicle makes and models. Most calibrations can be performed the same day for improved cycle time and increased profitability.
What is ADAS?
Advanced driver-assistance systems, or ADAS, is a group of assist functions designed to improve driver safety and reduce the severity and number of traffic accidents. These assist functions are made possible by electronic components such as: RADAR, LiDAR, imaging cameras, and sensors using ultrasonic, electromagnetic, thermal, and infrared technologies. ADAS features include (but are not limited to):
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Assist (warning, keeping, or centering)
- Forward/Rear Collision Warning
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- All Around View (360-degree camera)
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Cross Traffic Warning
- Blind Spot Detection
- Park Assist
- Night Vision
When is ADAS recalibration needed?
After one (or more) of the following circumstances:
- An ADAS system related fault code or warning message
- A collision resulting in damage to the ADAS component or its mounting structure
- A mechanical repair that required removal and installation of an ADAS component
- Wheel alignment service and/or suspension repair
- Windshield replacement
What types of ADAS calibration are there?
Dynamic and Static:
- Dynamic calibration is performed while driving on the road with the vehicle put into a calibration mode via a scan tool. It requires specific road and weather conditions to be successful.
- Static calibration is performed in a drive-in bay with the use of targets and radar reflectors that are precisely positioned and aligned to the vehicle.
Manufacturers were originally split between the two types of calibration, with some utilizing Dynamic and the others utilizing Static. More recently, manufacturers are trending towards Static as the conditions are controllable year-round regardless of location. Furthermore, some manufacturers are implementing a Static calibration first, followed by a Dynamic calibration for fine tuning.
What steps are taken during the ADAS recalibration process?
After the vehicle is received, all modules are pre-scanned, and any faults are recorded. Photos of the vehicle are taken including the VIN plate for identification purposes. A pre-alignment check is performed to determine if the wheel alignment is in spec prior to starting the ADAS calibration. If not in spec, a wheel alignment will be performed at an additional cost. The ADAS calibration is then performed following the manufacturer’s strict guidelines. Accuracy is ensured by our camera-based measurement system. Once the ADAS calibration is complete, additional photos and screen shots are taken and a post-scan of all modules is performed. The vehicle is then test driven to ensure that the ADAS system is performing as expected. A digital report is provided to the customer/insurance company including pre and post module scans, pre-alignment check and post-alignment results (if performed), photos of the vehicle, screen shots of the completed calibrations, and photos of the ADAS calibration being performed on the vehicle. All photos are time/date stamped.
Note: vehicle must have a full tank of fuel for ADAS calibration.
How can Precision Auto Calibration help my shop?
Manufacturers are requiring ADAS calibration and outline specific processes for how to perform it. Taking the time to learn those processes, train your employees, and acquire the needed equipment might not make sense for your business, but that doesn't mean that you can't capitalize on ADAS services or provide the top level of care for your customer's vehicles. Precision Auto Calibration offers our extensive ADAS knowledge and equipment for your shop's benefit -- so you can do it all. With help from our experts, you can optimize your business and offer the same quality service as the dealership without limitations.
Additional Services Offered
With our top-of-the-line Hunter Engineering HawkEye Elite alignment system we are offering two-wheel and four-wheel alignments for all vehicles. We can perform alignments on vehicles with wheelbases up to 211 inches in length, such as Ford F-550 and Ram 5500 applications. We can also align vehicles requiring ride height and control arm angle measurements such as BMW and Mercedes Benz and rear caster adjustment such as the C7 and C8 Corvettes.
We also have techs that are trained in “Alignment Diagnostics” for collision vehicles. This is a diagnosis that goes well beyond basic camber, caster and toe! This training allows us to pinpoint bent/damaged components or structures and provide the measurements needed for correction to the collision center.
A/C Freon Service
We can service R-134a and the new R-1234yf freon systems on standard and hybrid vehicles. Contaminated freon is one of the leading causes of compressor failure. Because of this, all recovered freon is safely disposed of and only new freon is used when charging systems. All R-1234yf freon machines have a freon analyzer to test and confirm freon purity levels.