How many times are you missing scanning, reprogramming or recalibration procedures?
The systems and features in today’s vehicles are the complex part. It’s hard for any of us to fathom how some of the electronics work. Now, we have to factor them into the repair process.
What’s the best way to handle scanning, purchasing a scan tool or subletting your scanning or recalibration? Unfortunately, there is not one plan or program that fits all.
Awareness is half the battle with ADAS. Knowing that there is a camera behind the windshield or a radar unit behind the grille can help you make the correct choices before, during and after an alignment or repair.
A vehicle comes into your shop and you want to run a pre-repair scan. The vehicle’s battery is where you will get power to diagnose with a scan tool in the OBD port. So what if the battery is low on charge?
Did you know that many vehicles require that the steering angle sensor be reset or recalibrated after an alignment is performed or parts in the steering system are replaced?
Understanding how advanced driver-assistance systems work is a key aspect of diagnosing problems with the technology – and avoiding replacing parts that aren’t causing the system issues.
As with any hot topic in collision repair, the discussion inevitably turns to the insurance industry.
Many shops tend to use the terms “pre-repair scanning,” “post-repair scanning” and “post-repair calibration” interchangeably – when, in reality, they are separate procedures.
Scanning has become a necessary step to determine whether all the sophisticated electronics and safety features in today’s high-tech vehicles are functioning properly – before and after the repair.
As part of a scanning guide in the July 2017 issue, BodyShop Business published excerpts from the OEM position statements and comments from OEM representatives shedding more light on the need for diagnostic scanning.
Mitchell and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Announce Collaboration to Deliver the Mitchell Diagnostics System
Mitchell states that its patent-pending collision diagnostic system combines the best-in-class aftermarket scan tool with workflow application to document pre- and post-repair scans.