“Vehicle diagnostic companies Repairify and AirPro Diagnostics shared with Repairer Driven News how following OEM repair procedures in collision repair is essential to preventing injuries and deaths in repaired vehicles that could be involved in another crash.
“The current and near-term vehicle safety technologies provide significantly safer vehicles for the motorist,” said Chris Chesney, Repairify Training and Development’s vice president. “The systems onboard are becoming more mature and robust in their ability to mitigate collisions. But they all still require the motorist to be involved and in control. As well, the other vehicles on the road that are not equipped with these systems continue to present opportunities for an accident.
“When these damaged vehicles are repaired, it is critical that they be returned to their ‘as designed state’ or we risk placing the motorist in a vehicle that cannot perform in a way that was intended. Failure to properly calibrate a sensor that should be calibrated presents a risk to the motorist by allowing them to drive a vehicle that may not react as designed when called upon.”
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Statistics show that 92.7% of newer vehicles (post 2018) have at least one form of ADAS. In 2023 you’d be hard-pressed to find a brand-new car or truck that isn’t equipped with such a feature. The goal is obviously to make the roads safer. However, having an improperly calibrated ADAS system could have the opposite effect.
At Advantage Auto Glass we follow proper ADAS recalibration protocols for all major makes and models of vehicles. Call us at 612-343-8984 if you suspect your ADAS needs recalibration.