ADAS Calibration, Check & Service
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are automation systems to make vehicles safer. Many manufacturers now provide ADAS features as part of standard equipment in their later models. If your car has ADAS features, the system will need calibration when certain types of repairs like windscreen replacement are performed. For repairs or calibration of ADAS in Bury, Oldham Manchester and the surrounding areas, you can depend on Volksmaster. We are one of the very few garages in the North West outside of the main dealer to offer this service.
How ADAS Makes Your Car Safer
ADAS has many features and each one is designed to reduce the possibility or severity of a particular type of accident. The type of system installed, the way it operates and the safety features available on a vehicle can vary between manufacturers and models.
Most ADAS features are designed to warn or take automatic corrective action when the possibility of an accident is detected. It works by using a set of cameras, radars, infrared sensors and other equipment to detect or correct potentially dangerous situations. Here are some common ADAS features.
1. Adaptive cruise control
This system is designed to prevent your car from colliding with a vehicle in front of you. It ensures a safe distance between your car and the vehicle ahead. The way the system operates can vary. It could be radar based or camera based.
2. Adaptive headlights
Adaptive headlights is a feature that tries to improve visibility in low-light conditions. It takes its cues from the way you use the steering wheel, estimate available light using cameras and tries to ensure that your path is adequately lit.
3. Autonomous emergency braking
This system uses lidar, radar or cameras to anticipate possible collisions. In situations of imminent danger, it automatically applies the brakes to slow the car down. This helps prevent the accident or lessen its impact.
4. Blindspot awareness
This radar-based feature alerts you when a vehicle is in your blind spot and reduces the chances of lane change accidents.
5. Lane-departure warning
This is a camera-based system that alerts you when you stray out of your lane. It warns you either by an audible alarm or a vibration in the steering wheel.
6. Traffic sign recognition
This camera-based feature reduces the chances of missing a traffic sign. It displays an alert on the dashboard whenever a road sign is detected.
7. Pedestrian alert and collision avoidance
Improves safety by taking action when there is a possibility of the car hitting a pedestrian.
8. Rear-collision warning
This feature helps you avoid being hit by a vehicle from behind.
9. Park assist
This feature helps you park accurately without bumping into neighbouring vehicles or objects.
The Need For ADAS Calibration
ADAS features depend on cameras, radars and other detectors to monitor road conditions and detect danger before taking action. These systems will work correctly only if the sensors and other equipment is accurately aligned with respect to the direction of the vehicle. When these components are displaced due to accidents or repairs, realignment is necessary for correct functioning of the system.
Many manufacturers require calibration checks even after a simple adjustment like a wheel alignment because it could upset the alignment of the sensors for lane departure and adaptive cruise control. Similarly, a windscreen replacement can change the angle of the cameras on which many features like adaptive headlights and lane departure warning depend on.
Where To Get ADAS Calibrated
The facility for ADAS calibration may not be available in all garages. It requires clear floor space to park the car and position the equipment. Special equipment, software, support, training and documentation from the manufacturer is also needed. The requirements are not standard and it can vary from one manufacturer and model to another. A significant investment is needed, especially for European cars, something that can be beyond the budget of a small garage.
ADAS Calibration At Volksmaster
Volksmaster garages are equipped with TEXA’s state-of-the-art radar and camera calibration solutions. It allows us to align the ADAS system to a high degree of precision for a large range of vehicle brands and models. Getting your car repaired at Volksmaster will automatically include ADAS calibration where necessary. You can also get a misaligned ADAS feature of your car calibrated at Volksmaster.
The Volksmaster Advantage
Volksmaster is a specialist garage for a number of high-end brands Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mini, Škoda and Seat. We get full support from the manufacturer for equipment, documentation, genuine spares and training. We also invest in the latest equipment for accurate diagnosis and repair.
We service and repair cars of most brands at our garages at Oldham and Bury, which cover Manchester and surrounding regions. We provide service and repairs at prices lower than the dealer without any compromise on quality. Our expert mechanics will only use genuine spares. This maintains the performance and reliability of your car. Your warranty also remains intact. We will also update your service book and digital service records.
Getting your car serviced at Volksmaster is easy. You can use our free pick and drop facility and get everything done without a personal garage visit. You also have the option of dropping your car off at the garage or waiting until it’s ready. If you choose to wait, you can enjoy complimentary hot and cold drinks in our waiting lounge from where you can watch our mechanics working on your car.
With Volksmaster, there are no surprises in your bill. The prices of standard services are fixed and any extra work required is done only after your approval. If service or repairs take longer than a day, you are welcome to book one of our courtesy cars to get around.
If you are looking for ADAS calibration in Bury, Oldham Manchester and surrounding areas, Volksmaster is the garage for you. We will check the system, realign it to specification if necessary and get all the safety features in your car working perfectly.
Arranging Your Service
Drop your car off
Simply drop your car off with us between 8am and 10am and in most cases your vehicle will be ready for collection the same day between 3.30 and 5.30. Outside these hours you are welcome to park.
Wait with your car
Most servicing and repair work can be done while you wait. If this is your preference we have a superb waiting area equipped with free hot and cold drinks and a interesting viewing area where you can watch our trained technicians working on your vehicle.
If your vehicle needs to stay with us for 1 day or longer then you are able to pre-book one of our courtesy vehicles to keep you mobile.
Pick up / drop off
The ultimate hassle free solution; one of our drivers will arrange to collect your vehicle from your home or place of work at a pre-arranged time and then return your vehicle when the work is complete. Our service advisors will contact you when the vehicle arrives on site during the day to discuss the progress of the work and then advise you of the time you can expect your vehicle back. Contact our service advisors for more details.