anyone out there able to talk about this system?
145 people have viewed this and nobody owns an opti-aim? Really?
We have one for our shop...seems to work pretty good so far. Recalibrated around 14 so far
Looking at one tomorrow. Il let you know.
I have a few. What do you need to know?
What is the difference between the Opti-aim and the equipment that the dealerships use. I am assuming the equipment at the dealership just verifies if camera needs to be recalibrated by a code that is read. If I am correct the Opti-aim also has the software to instruct you how to recalibrate with the assistance of the accessories and target boards? Does the dealerships equipment have the software that also gives you step by step on recalibrating. That is what I am trying to find out. Thanks for your help!
Well, there are a few differences, the dealer equipment is specific to their cars only.
And everything is separate, (i.e. Targets - Instructions - calibration tool) no step by step that I could see.
Also, the dealer cost is outrageous, with ongoing updates etc.
Yes, the OptiAim has re-calibrating software as well as the instructions and targets to calibrate most of the cars out there...
What about liability?
Have you discussed this with your insurance broker?
Did your premium increase?
Truth is You are already liable for the equipment because you touched it
when you fixed the glass.
If there was a Lawsuit because of a failure of ADAS equipment everyone who ever touched it would be sued and have to defend their role.
You are already on the hook maybe you would be better off if you did a recal so
you would have proof that it worked when it left your control.
I thought they might, but interestingly they did not. It was clear to my lawyer that we were going to be in the middle of any claim regardless if we calibrated or not.
My thought is that I might as well control the work if I am going to be accountable anyway. At least I know that I am doing it right. Also talked about the the drivers responsibility as ADAS is only a helper in the driving not the driver, so the customer ends up responsible.
Generally how much do these run?
Between $8k and $15k.... depending on the # of cars & type
I believe that all the systems available for calibration will be displayed and demonstrated at the show in San Antonio. I am going to see them in action.
We own one, works very good, We service dealers and are happy with results.
Have you had good experiences selling insurance companies on the recalibration. Also were they willing to pay!
If the manufacturer state you have to use OEM glass what good is it
You still have to calibrate it.
Is it neccessary and worth having one?
Is it neccessary and worth it?
is it necessary?
I will tell you this EVERY car maker says that their forward collision cameras and LDW camera MUST be recalibrated after they are moved.
This includes Auto glass replacement, collision even a hard hit from movement of items in your vehicle.
So is IT necessary EVERY CAR MAKER SAYS YES!.
That you asked this question shows a couple things, 1 curiosity and 2 a lack of knowledge of the equipment.
its an opportunity for you to make money in the field you are already in
so jump on it as they are NOT going away.
Sure do. Great equipment. If you're looking to purchase, we have some for sell...brand new. Still in box.
I HAVE ONE, DONE OVER 100 CALIBRATIONS ON IT HAS SOME FLAWS ON THE TARGET STANDS.
Have you looked into AIR PRO Scan and calibration system. They have the targets for the imports . They are also working on a digital target so no need for target Boards.
Just throwing it out there. More then one fish in the sea as they say. JMHO
Do you still have some for sale the Opti Aim I am looking to buy one for the shop
Yes, sorry to say. Have had is for a little over a year. What do you need to know?
System is not bad, tech support really sucks. Don't believe what they tell you. No one returns phone calls. Cost us 15K. Updates if any are slow.
Can someone tell me what Third Party Admins are paying for the re-calibrations?
What are the rates for drive in's on them?
Thanks in advance.
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