By SEMA Editors
Both scanning and calibration—restoring cameras and sensors to OEM tolerances following an impact or replacement—are currently hot topics in collision. Both of these concepts, as well as scanning’s sister field of diagnostics, have actually been around for decades. The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has produced a video to help users get caught up fast on these concepts.
Watch Jason Bartanen (I-CAR), Toby Chess (Kent Automotive), Barry Dorn (Dorn’s Body and Paint) and Bruce Halcro (Capital Collision Center) define the terms, outline some of the equipment and procedures necessary and offer insight on what scanning, diagnostics and calibration mean from a business perspective.
Adjusters, appraisers, actuaries, technicians, shop owners and estimators can all benefit from the video crash course, as well as prior SCRS videos on scanning, adhesives and corrosion protection. The video also points out how modifications, such as different-size tires affect vehicle cameras calibrated for factory wheels.