If your vehicle has been in an accident (even a minor bump), has just been repaired or had the windscreen replaced, or has been modified with things such as body kits, different sized wheels and tyres or ride height lowered or raised, chances are the ADAS is now off and not working correctly.
All of these things can change the angles of the ADAS cameras and sensors which require it to be recalibrated in order to operate correctly.
If the ADAS camera has been moved even slightly (which is very likely if the bumpers has been removed, car has been bumped, or the ride height is now changed) the ADAS system will no longer be able to correctly read the surroundings and will not work as intended.
Here’s an example of how having the camera just 1 degree off can affect the braking distance:
And it doesn’t stop with the brakes. Many ADAS systems have Evasive Steering Assist as part of the system, which means that the car could swerve unexpectedly if the system is not operating correctly.
If left uncalibrated, the ADAS will be incorrectly reading what is going on in the surroundings and can interfere without cause, because it thinks there is an accident to avoid. This can be very dangerous, especially at motorway speeds.
Along with that, if you drive a car with uncalibrated ADAS and have an accident, your insurance company is likely to try and deny your claim, and you may not be covered.
Therefore, making sure your ADAS is correctly calibrated is extremely important.
We at NAE offer FREE ADAS checks for anyone who wants to make sure that their car’s ADAS is correctly operating.
These checks take about 5 minutes, where we will inspect your ADAS system and be able to tell you if it needs a recalibration or not. While we are doing this, we will even make you a coffee while you wait.
Fill out the form below to book your FREE ADAS check and pop by our workshop at 5/41 Ferry Rd, Southport to get your car checked for free!
Just fill out the form below to book your Free ADAS check.