In modern vehicles, the computer controls safety technologies, such as lane departure warning and blind spot detection. These features save lives on the road. However, a collision—even a minor fender bender—can throw these systems out of balance. As part of collision repairs, a technician must also perform electronic recalibration.
Why Electronic Recalibration Is Necessary
Collision repair isn’t just about restoring the frame and crumple zone. Modern cars have multiple computers, sensors, and radar, all of which are ultra-sensitive. A collision can knock these installations out of alignment. This may result in an air bag’s failure to deploy or another safety feature’s failure to activate. Likewise, an alert on your dashboard may fail to light up. This places driver and passengers at serious risk. Even minor impacts causing only a small dent can result in decalibration. Continue Reading →