ADAS Calibration in Cobham, Esher & All Surrounding Areas | Hersham Service Station

Does your vehicle feature an ADAS system? At some point it may require professional calibration, for example, after a sensor’s aiming is disturbed due to a collision or following on from adjacent repair work (including wheel alignment, suspension work, headlamp alignment and windscreen replacement). As a progressive local garage that’s invested in the advanced equipment needed for this task, Walton-on-Thames ‘ Hersham Service Station performs ADAS calibration for motorists in nearby areas including Cobham, East Molesey, Esher, Molesey, West Molesey and Weybridge.

What is ADAS?

Standing for Advanced Driver Assistance System, ADAS actively scans the road around you, for example to identify potential hazards and warn you if something goes awry. Over 80% of accidents on the road are a result of human error, so a 2-second early warning can be instrumental in preventing collisions and saving lives. But not all ADAS systems are alike, and can generally be broken down into the following categories:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Sign Detection
  • Park Assist

Being complicated, multi-faceted systems centred around an AI-powered algorithm, these systems occasionally require care and attention in the form of repair or ADAS calibration, carried out by trained technicians. Only modern garages, fast-fits and dealerships around Cobham, East Molesey, Esher, Molesey, West Molesey and Weybridge offer this service, as it requires specialist equipment. And it’s local garages like Hersham Service Station that can provide cost savings on ADAS calibration, due to being independent and having lower overheads.

How Does ADAS Calibration Work?

There are two different types of ADAS calibration: static and dynamic. Static is carried out in a garage, and involves establishing a thrust line and measuring wheel alignment, adjusting the latter if necessary. Then special aiming targets are positioned in relation to the prior established measurements. Our diagnostics tools are then employed to precisely calibrate your vehicle’s sensors, working to manufacturer specifications.

Dynamic ADAS calibration works differently. This involves our technicians actively driving your vehicle on straight roads while maintaining the dictated average speed. The process can take up to 30 minutes. In many cases, we’ll take a combined approach and carry out static, followed by dynamic ADAS calibration. Which approach we take depends on the system a Cobham, East Molesey, Esher, Molesey, West Molesey or Weybridge customer has installed in their vehicle.

When Do You Require ADAS Calibration?

If it’s been a while since your system was calibrated, it’s well worth paying us a visit. Simple, everyday wear-and-tear, especially when driving on poor quality roads, can naturally lead to misalignment. But there are a number of situations which will often automatically trigger the need for ADAS calibration:

  • A sensor has been removed or replaced
  • The size of your tyres has been altered
  • Work has been undertaken on your suspension system
  • Your airbag has deployed and deflected off your windshield
  • You’ve had a bad collision, violently hit a curb, or repeatedly driven over potholes
  • Roof repairs have been undertaken, and sensor brackets are mounted to it
  • Your wheels have been re-aligned
  • Your head lamps have been adjusted

So if any of the above is true, visit Hersham Service Station, an ADAS certified, IMI accredited provider of ADAS calibration, should you live in or around any of the following areas:

  • Cobham
  • Esher
  • West Molesey
  • East Molesey
  • Molesey
  • Weybridge

Book in for ADAS calibration at Hersham Service Station, located just a short drive from Cobham and Esher, in Walton-on-Thames. Call 01932 229 022 today.