Limited Space Calibrations

Limited Space Calibrations

Joe Keene, automotive content video producer at Babcox Media, discusses the popular misconception that shops need a large amount of space to do ADAS work.

Joe Keene, automotive content video producer at Babcox Media, discusses the popular misconception that shops need a large amount of space to do ADAS work, pointing out that a large majority of forward-facing calibrations — the most common of all ADAS calibrations — can be done in space nearly every shop has.This video is sponsored by Hunter Engineering Co.

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