Do You Need To Calibrate Your Car's ADAS?

If your car comes with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) installed in it, you might not worry too much about your vehicle when you drive it. But if your ADAS fails to activate or work properly, you may need to calibrate it soon. Learn more about advanced driver assistance systems and why you may need to calibrate your car's ADAS below.

What Are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems?

Many of today's vehicles come with special technology called advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS. The systems correct the mistakes or errors drivers may make when they operate their vehicles on the road, such as improperly backing up in a parking lot or changing lanes without signaling. The systems can also direct or guide drivers to their destinations. However, ADAS technology can experience some issues over time that require drivers to calibrate them.

Advanced driver assistance systems use different sensors to detect and process the world around them. When the sensors fail to work properly, auto service providers must calibrate—or examine, test, and readjust—them. Auto service providers may use various tools to calibrate the ADAS in vehicles, including measurement tools, realignment tools, and scanning tools. The tools allow service providers to correct the errors or problems ADAS sensors may experience over time.

If you think your car requires ADAS calibration, contact an auto service provider soon. 

How Do You Calibrate Your Car's ADAS?

An auto service provider will need to inspect your vehicle right away. If the ADAS in your car fails, it can be dangerous for you and anyone else on the road. A provider needs to find the sensors in your car that require servicing now.

Many newer vehicles come with multiple complex ADAS installed in them, such as driverless parking and blind-spot detection. Some systems come with unique cameras that can detect obstacles from every angle of the vehicle. A provider must go through every system in your car to find the sensors that require calibration. 

After a service provider diagnoses or finds the malfunctioning sensor or sensors in your vehicle, they'll begin the calibration process. The calibration process may take some time to complete, depending on how many sensors your vehicle contains or uses. A provider can provide an estimate of how long it may take to properly calibrate your car.

If you're concerned about the ADAS in your car, consult an auto service provider for more information today.

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