What is ADAS?
Cars have heaps of acronyms, but one that is worth knowing about is ADAS, sometimes referred to as ACC (Adaptive cruise control).
The adas systems on late model vehicles often have a camera and a radar system. The vehicle uses inputs from these two devices to alter things such as emergency braking, lane assist.
These great features come at a cost though, as it’s another system which needs to be maintained to ensure it works the way it's intended.
How do I maintain my ADAS system?
Adas systems are calibrated in specialist workshops like ours. We have the tooling required to reset the parameters of both camera and radar to the manufacturers specifications.
How often should I have my ADAS system calibrated?
Although many of the systems will stop working and give your dashboard a warning if they self detect an error- we do encourage you to seek out a calibration if any of the following scenarios occur.
If your vehicle is running well and has no fault codes logged there is no requirement to have it recalibrated, but we suggest every 2-3 years.
What is the cost of a calibration?
This will vary depending on which make and model vehicle you drive. Some calibrations which can be performed on the road start under $200, whereas more involved systems require removal of bumpers and associated components prior to being reset are more expensive.