Repairer Driven News: Post-Repair Calibration Essential for Safety

Repairer Driven News: Post-Repair Calibration Essential for Safety

While the debate around pre-repair scanning and post-repair scanning rages on, there is a step that often gets overlooked in the repair process. This step is just as, if not more, important as pre-repair scanning and post-repair scanning. Post-repair calibration, or aiming, is essential for many of today’s advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to function properly.

On March 29, 2017, Jason Bartanen, Industry Technical Relations Director was the guest columnist for Repairer Driven News and he dove into the topic of post-repair calibration.

Post-repair calibration, or aiming, is essential for many of today’s advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to function properly. Failing to perform the OEM ADAS calibration/aiming procedures compromises complete, safe and quality repairs.

Post-repair calibration often gets incorrectly lumped in with the post-repair scanning debate. While performing a post-repair scan may be sufficient for some systems, there are many that require significantly more steps than simply hooking up a scan tool and clearing codes.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what post-repair calibration/aiming is, why it’s imperative and some tools that you can use to help identify when it’s required — yes, required.

To read the complete article, visit repairerdrivennews.com.

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