FAQ

Q: Why should I care about ADAS?
 
According to a study conducted by the AAA foundation, ADAS technologies could potentially prevent more than 2.7 million crashes, 1.1 million injuries and nearly 9,500 deaths each year. By 2050, 75% of new cars will be equipped with ADAS. This is a quickly growing space; more and more, collision repair and tire shops have realized that they should perform calibrations in-house instead of subletting the work.

Q: I’ve considered, but hesitate to invest in ADAS equipment. Why should I get into it?
 
We encourage you to check out Autel's pricing calculator. Depending on service volumes, investing in an ADAS system and performing calibrations in-house can pay itself off within 30 days. It's a great time to get into ADAS: as more and more cars ship with the technology, your expertise in performing calibrations will only become more valuable.

Q: Is this something anyone can learn to do?
 
Absolutely! While it helps to have an automotive background, anyone with a keen interest in vehicles and ADAS will have the ability to become an ADAS technician. The process for calibrating a car is genuinely quite straightforward - you pop in the VIN for the vehicle and the Autel tablet will guide you through the calibration process for each make and model. However, it helps to have experience in automotive repair and electronics. For example, a vehicle failing to calibrate may show a specific fault code, and it's up to the technician to do a deep dive. It might be an electrical wire that is shorting, or it could also be a faulty camera module; having that experience can be valuable.

 

We recommend taking or sending your technicians to Autel's 2-day comprehensive training. This course is intended for current and future owners of Autel ADAS calibration equipment. It sells out quickly and is a great value. They provide training on ADAS cameras, sensors, systems, and their functions; best practices, pre/post scanning, calibration workflow, wheel alignments etc. 

 

Hotel accommodations and food are included. Transportation between the Autel training facility and the hotel are also included.

Q: How much space is required for calibrations?
 

In an alignment bay, 97% of all Forward Facing Calibrations can be performed with as little as 10 feet in front of a lift by repositioning either the calibration frame or the vehicle on the rack. This also applies to glass related calibrations.

 

In a typical repair shop bay, 88% of all ADAS Calibrations can be performed in a conventional 30’ x 16’ repair shop bay by repositioning the vehicle.

 

Although the ideal floorspace for all systems ADAS calibration is a recommended 45’ x 30’, a space that large is not required. 98% of All ADAS Calibrations can be performed within a 34’ x 24’ area by repositioning the vehicle.

Q: I’m a collision center/body shop/tire center/glass shop. My needs for ADAS are specific.
 
Check out our complete packages page which details the different types of ADAS Calibration systems and their use-cases.

Q: What is the difference between stationary and mobile calibration frames?
 
This blog post details the differences between stationary and mobile ADAS calibration frames.

Q: Do you offer financing? 


Yes. Financing might be a great option for your business, and is particularly useful for companies that may not have the immediate cash reserves to make a large equipment purchase. With financing, you gain an upper hand by acquiring equipment quickly, and you can be one of the first to offer ADAS calibrations in your area.

 

If you have any questions with financing, please feel free to call or email us.

 

If you want to apply for financing, click here: ADAS Depot Financing Application