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Ensuring Safety and Quality in ADAS Repairs:

The Importance of Using OEM Software and Adhering to OEM Required Procedures


Regarding ADAS repairs, one phrase should echo loudly in the minds of repairers and shop owners: safety, safety. The use of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) software and adherence to OEM procedures is crucial for ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers. Here, we will explore why using OEM software tools in the ADAS repair process is paramount, highlighting its significance for car owners, shop owners, and the overall industry.

Safety, Safety, Safety: The Primary Motivation

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A Simple but Important Tool for ADAS Work – The Battery Maintainer

Smart Express requires a battery support device to be used for all pre and post scan efforts. The primary battery support tool of choice is a battery maintainer.

Scanning and Battery Support: Power, Power, Power

Everything needs power to run. Pre and post-scans require power. And the vehicle’s battery is where you will get the power necessary for scan tools to perform pre and post-diagnostics of a car’s electronic system.

More importantly, a vehicle’s battery only has so much electricity. So what happens to a car’s electronics or devices using electricity when there isn’t enough current to run them? They shut down to avoid damage, are damaged, or stop running correctly.

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Rick Zirbes Discusses ADAS on the Collision Vision Podcast

Taking Your Slice of the Growing ADAS Pie with Rick Zirbes

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The 7 Critical Risks of Not Using OEM Scan Tools

Not using OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) scanning tools for ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) work pose several dangers and risks, primarily due to the critical nature of these systems in ensuring vehicle safety. They are:

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Importance of OEM Adherence and ADAS Calibration in Vehicle Safety

In this post, we discusses the strategic importance of following OEM repair procedures, using OEM software, and documenting the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) process in the context of overall vehicle safety and performance.

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Why we choose to use OEM scan tools.

Using only OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) scan tools is an easy decision when working with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). Why the decision is easy comes down to several key points:

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