ADAS Calibration Service & Repairs In Adelaide

Is your car giving you a ‘Front Assist Unavailable’ or ‘ACC System Fault’ warning or a similar alert?

If so, your car needs an Advanced Driver Assistance System or ADAS calibration.

A comprehensive German Auto ADAS calibration is the best choice for your vehicle.

Here’s why we’re the Advanced Driver Assistance System repair and calibration experts in Adelaide…

As Adelaide’s foremost German vehicle specialists, with more than five decades’ experience, German Auto has the expertise, tools and equipment to calibrate and repair your vehicle’s Camera and Radar systems, which form a key part of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS are all the technologies in your vehicle that enhance its safety and driving ease. They include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitor, and many other systems.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems often need to be recalibrated when ADAS or related components have changed, such as when a windscreen or windscreen-mounted cameras or radar are replaced or new suspension springs or shocks are fitted, as well as after a wheel alignment.

At German Auto, our ADAS calibrations and repairs are completed by highly trained, dedicated Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen Technicians to OEM specifications, using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.

We have the knowledge to carry out ADAS calibrations to the Camera & Radar systems of all models of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Skoda.

Every German Auto ADAS calibration is fully guaranteed, and comes with a comprehensive calibration report and a certificate of calibration.

What is ADAS?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS are all the technologies in your modern German vehicle that to enhance its safety and driving ease.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems use the camera, radar, and lidar sensor inputs to monitor your vehicle’s distance from objects such as cars, pedestrians, and cyclists, as well as detecting road markings and signs.

The systems can then alert drivers when danger is imminent, and apply corrective or avoidance steering and braking assistance in an emergency.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems include:

  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) including Mercedes-Benz Distance Pilot DISTRONIC
  • Lane departure warning (LDW) and lane-keeping assist (LKA)
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Reversing cameras
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Blind-spot monitors (BSM)
  • Camera, radar, and lidar sensors
ADAS Calibration Services in Adelaide

Why does ADAS need calibration?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems need to be calibrated when any of the highly sensitive ADAS or related vehicle components has changed, to ensure the system continues to function safely.

One of the main causes of incorrect ADAS operation is when the position of an ADAS camera or radar changes as a result of a frontal impact.

For instance, when an ADAS system is not calibrated for the pitch of the camera, it can miscalculate the distance to an object in front of the vehicle.

And when an ADAS system is not calibrated for the yaw of the camera, it can incorrectly predict the centre line of the vehicle.

ADAS Calibration in Adelaide

When does an ADAS system need calibration?

An Advanced Driver Assistance System can need calibration when:

  • The vehicle’s windscreen is replaced, because correct ADAS function is dependent on precise positioning of the windscreen-mounted forward-facing ADAS camera and interconnected radar.
  • A camera or radar unit is removed or installed
  • The vehicle is damaged in an accident, such as a front or rear collision, even if it’s as minor as hitting a car park concrete limit bar in some cases.
  • New suspension springs or shocks are fitted to the vehicle
  • A significant change is made to the factory wheel alignment

How can I tell my car’s Advanced Driver Assistance System needs calibration?

When your car has an ADAS problem and needs a calibration or repair it will display a warning message in the instrument cluster, such as:

    • Front Assist Unavailable
    • ACC System Fault
    • ACC Front assist
    • Braking Guard Unavailable
    • ACC Radar sensor
    • Lane assist
    • Blind spot

What does German Auto do as part of an ADAS calibration?

When we carry out a comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance System calibration on your vehicle we will:

  • Carry out a diagnostic scan to identify any fault codes
  • Complete a wheel alignment check and, if required, do a four-wheel alignment
  • Calibrate the ADAS system’s cameras, radars and lidars
  • Carry out a post-calibration scan
  • Road-test the vehicle to ensure the correct operation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Complete a final diagnostic scan to confirm that there are no fault codes present
  • Provide you with a comprehensive calibration report & a certificate of calibration
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Armin Tadj
Armin Tadj
16/06/2023
I dealt with this company via remote control from Qld. They were honest and transparent the whole time. Always putting the customers interest first. I would highly recommend this Business to anyone that has a German Car. Much better service, prices and accountability then any German Dealership! I hope and pray that this Business grows three times its size so it can help many more customers in Adelaide. (We need people like you!!)
Reece Harrison
Reece Harrison
19/05/2023
Friendly staff with a broad understanding of the vehicles they service. I have used their end of CPO warranty inspection which was invaluable for sorting out issues that I would have otherwise had to pay for later when the warranty expired. Recently did my GL rear shockers and very happy
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Ajay Mariz (Ajay)
23/04/2023
Fantastic place to take your car, very professional and to the point and honest advice.
Neil MURRAY
Neil MURRAY
31/03/2023
Very comprehensive service facilities with staff who communicate very well with clients.
David Finch
David Finch
10/03/2023
Very thorough and professional service. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and everything was explained in detail. Thanks again!
Sean Law
Sean Law
05/03/2023
A lot cheaper then mercedes for repairs
Deepak Pragalathan
Deepak Pragalathan
28/02/2023
Expertise with German cars, my skoda octavia VRs is serviced here and I have no complaints. 4 stars only due to their appointment availability.