With more than 30 years of knowledge in the field of vehicle diagnostics, Hella Gutmann Solutions is the market leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) recalibration. The company offers the only multi-brand aftermarket solution to this challenge, covering more than 92% of the ADAS equipped UK car parc and providing the independent workshop with the repair solution to virtually every diagnostic-related problem with its renowned mega macs range and CSC tool combination.

With the advanced technology now incorporated in the modern vehicle dictating the simplest of service and repair work, the independent needs a capable diagnostic solution to compete with the main dealer. Service functions, such as oil depletion, electronic handbrake, condition based service, DPF regeneration and adaptive top-up, are just a few functions that were once considered dealer-only operations. Add to this, basic settings, adaptions and coding, which are required after replacing components, and the complexity of a modern vehicle is soon realised.

In addition, today’s vehicles rely on radar sensors and cameras connecting to ADAS functions, which naturally require recalibration following an accident repair or windscreen replacement, but also for many mechanical repairs. For example, recalibration is required after steering and suspension replacement, and even something as comparatively trivial as an adjustment of the vehicle’s tracking.

Most workshops and repair specialists consider such technology to be a thing of the future, but Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen have been building cars with camera/radar technology for more than three years and it also now features on other brands such as Mazda, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Lexus. Insurance companies will be looking to specialists to affect a quick, cost effective and safe repair, backed up with documented evidence of a successful calibration and if independent workshops and bodyshops can’t deliver this service because they are out of touch with new technology, the work will no doubt go to main dealers.

For more information about the products available from Hella Gutmann Solutions, please call the sales team on: 01295 662402