Autel ADAS Calibration Equipment

Mike Owner/Technician Clifton, New Jersey Posted   Latest  

I'm about to pull the trigger on the Autel ADAS Calibration system purchase. Can anyone offer some insight into this system? I own a Maxisys Elite scan tool which I really like. Anyone using a competitor's product? Thanks

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Isaac Owner/Technician
Hurdle Mills, North Carolina
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The Autel system is pretty solid. It is aftermarket, and there is absolutely room for improvement. Overall coverage is very good. My personal suggestions would be, before you jump in deep, consider taking a 2 day, hands on, ADAS training course. You will get to use the Autel ADAS systems, OEM systems, and other aftermarket solutions. Make your own opinion and receive quality training.

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Keith Owner/Technician
Norwood, Ohio
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I've had the Autel ADAS complete kit for a couple months now. Factory service manuals will be your friend for double checking the Autel unit. I've had a couple instances where distance was incorrect on the Autel. Factory info straightened it out for me and everything went smoothly. All in all, a good purchase.

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Bruce Owner/Technician
San Antonio, Texas
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I was one of the first to get the Autel Complete system, I really like it as it saves a lot of set up time vs most OEM procedures. I am about to get the MA600 for Mobile windshield calibrations also. I did not need any classes, read and understand the description and operations of the systems you are to work on and follow instructions on tablet. Report editing is a bit clunky on the tablet…

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Tony Owner/Technician
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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Mike, I DO NOT know everything about ADAS. But we have completed just over 20K calibrations. The first step is to run analytics on what percentage of makes you work on. Whatever you work on the most is what I would focus most attention/resources on. Just as a general rule most collision shops run between 50%-60% Asian, 30%-35% Domestic, and 5%-10% Euro. Then you need to look at what…

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Bob Owner
Baldwinsville, New York
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Tony, Could you explain the correlation of OCS/OCD as it relates to ADAS calibrations?

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Tony Owner/Technician
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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The OCS/ODS/WCS system may not be technically classified as an ADAS system. But, it is however a mandated safety system that is commonly overlooked and seldom calibrated. The"OCS(Occupant Classification System) is utilizing a robust weight measuring technology" and determines if the passenger airbag will deploy and at what stage it will deploy. The calibration requirement arose from a class…

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Bob Owner
Baldwinsville, New York
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So what does this have to do with ADAS?

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Mike Owner/Technician
Clifton, New Jersey
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Tony, Great response with a ton of info. Your analytics are very close to what we do with exception of the domestic to euro ratio being more like 20-25% for each. Thank You, Mike

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Erick Diagnostician
Santa Rosa, California
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Like others have stated, it is good but it has it's moments. For cars that i''m unsure of I always compare with OEM data alongside the Autel just to be sure. Also i have noticed my fair share of spelling errors or just phrases that make absolutely no sense lol. Double checking the coverage map beforehand also helps.

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Michael Owner/Technician
Montague, New Jersey
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Mike, There is a company in Keyport which specializes in ADAS only. As far as I know he is using ONLY OEM due to the litigation potential of not using OEM. Before you make this purchase, contact your insurance company and see if they will cover you if your using a system other than OEM. If you have Selective insurance be 100% sure. You also may want to consider contacting the company in Keyport…

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Mike Owner/Technician
Clifton, New Jersey
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Mike, No onions??? The only way to have a Rutts dog is loaded, lol. Great point about insurance implications. Funny how they may not cover you in litigation over using aftermarket calibration equipment but will only may for cheap aftermarket parts... I'd like to thank everyone that weighed in on this topic. I think I'm going to go forward with purchase but will check my results against OEM…

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Michael Owner/Technician
Montague, New Jersey
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I just hate onions, what can I say. Have a good one!

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