Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming increasingly popular in modern vehicles. These systems use a variety of sensors and cameras to provide drivers with enhanced safety features, such as lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. However, when it comes to wheel alignment, ADAS systems require special attention. If your vehicle has an ADAS system, you may need to recalibrate it after a wheel alignment. When you take your vehicle in for a wheel alignment, the technician will adjust the angles of the wheels to ensure that they are all pointing in the same direction.
This helps to improve the handling and performance of your vehicle. However, if your vehicle has an ADAS system, the technician may need to recalibrate it after the alignment is complete. This is because the sensors and cameras used by the ADAS system rely on precise angles in order to function correctly. If your vehicle has an ADAS system, it is important to ask your technician if they will be recalibrating it after the wheel alignment. If they do not plan on recalibrating it, you should ask them why not.
It is possible that they may not be aware of the need for recalibration or may not have the necessary equipment. In either case, you should insist that they recalibrate your ADAS system after the wheel alignment. Recalibrating an ADAS system after a wheel alignment is a relatively simple process. The technician will use a special tool to reset the angles of the sensors and cameras so that they are all pointing in the same direction. This ensures that the ADAS system will continue to function correctly and provide you with enhanced safety features. In some cases, recalibration may be required even if you do not have an ADAS system.
For example, some vehicles require recalibration after a wheel alignment in order to ensure that the traction control system is functioning correctly. If this is the case with your vehicle, your technician should inform you of this before beginning work. In conclusion, if your vehicle has an ADAS system, it is important to make sure that it is recalibrated after a wheel alignment. This ensures that the sensors and cameras used by the ADAS system are all pointing in the same direction and that the system will continue to provide you with enhanced safety features. If your technician does not plan on recalibrating your ADAS system after a wheel alignment, make sure to ask them why not.