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When adding ADAS to their suite of
services, some shops may dedicate
a specific bay to performing ADAS
calibration and repairs.

Photo from Bosch.

Virginia into Hampton, Newport News,
and Yorktown.
Initially, the only option for ADAS
calibrations was the static calibration,
Launch Tech's Gobin explained. This
meant that only dealerships and certain
service shops with a large enough space
to dedicate to the static calibration ADAS
equipment could perform these calibrations. Recently, though, more equipment
for performing dynamic ADAS calibrations has become available, making it
easier for smaller, independent shops
to join the game.
" Manufacturers such as Launch Tech
have streamlined the knowledge/learning
curve by integrating guided ADAS process
steps on a multitude of vehicle makes and
models on diagnostic scan tools to provide the independent shop and technician

the confidence, technical knowhow, and
all the necessary tools required to perform calibrations, " Gobin said.
Additionally, products like Launch
Tech's X-431 ADAS Mobile unit are
designed with saving floor space in
mind. Gobin said the unit is " mobile,
foldable, deployable, and versatile and
will not interfere with other service bay
functions. " The fact that the unit can
be folded down and stored in a closet
gives smaller automotive shops the
opportunity to perform ADAS calibrations without having to give up a whole
bay to the process.

READY FOR IT?
Half the battle of convincing a customer
to buy a new product is conquering their
fear of the unknown. No one wants to

spend thousands of dollars on a new
tool or equipment if they don't know
how to use it.
Many ADAS tools and equipment
manufacturers, such as Autel, Bosch,
Mitchell 1, and Launch Tech have a
number of video demonstrations on how
to use the equipment. Some also offer
live Zoom demonstrations to assist the
shops with setup and use.
Right now, no certifications are
needed to perform ADAS repairs or
recalibrations, but according to Mitchell 1's Johnson, who sits on an ADAS
subcommittee of the Auto Care Association's Emerging Technology Group,
there is a lot of discussion around
creating an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for ADAS.
Johnson said he believes that once

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Editor's Note: Positive industry trends have shops looking forward to an uptick in 2021
The ABCs of ADAS
Sneak Peek
Most Wanted
2021 PTEN Innovation Awards Nominees, Part 1
Go Sell Something: Educate your customers to sell more
In Focus Products
Diagnostic Tech: The impact of vehicle security on service operations
Driving Sales - Body Shop & Collision Repair
Tales from the Road: Special delivery
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