Mike Anderson

mike anderson autobody newsMike Anderson is the president and owner of Collision Advice, a consulting company for the auto body/collision repair industry. For nearly 25 years, he was the owner of Wagonwork Collision Center, an OEM-certified, full-service auto body repair facility in Alexandria, VA.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 16:11

From the Desk of Mike Anderson: Nissan Launches ADAS Calibration Course

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...gets their temperature taken in the morning before they enter the classroom, and everyone is using their own factory scan tool.


That reminds me: One of the things we do in the class is let students scan vehicles first with their choice of aftermarket scan tool, then scan that same vehicle with the CONSULT factory scan tool. Everyone has their opinion on factory versus aftermarket scan tools. We challenge them to compare the tools themselves, and students can see the results firsthand.


Who is eligible to attend? Is the training required by Nissan or INFINITI?


The course is currently open to Nissan and INFINITI certified collision centers, and we’re working on a solution to make it available to the industry in the near future. We’re prioritizing our certified shops, but we also want to help educate as many shops as possible. It’s important to Nissan to help make sure our vehicles are fixed correctly.


For our certified shops, the training is not required, although we strongly recommend it to shops that want to perform in-house calibrations.


One thing I found interesting after we did the pilot class was that some shops said they wished they had sent both a technician and an estimator. It’s helpful for them both to experience firsthand how to use TechInfo and see what’s involved in the calibration processes. This can lead to writing a more complete initial estimate.


So how does a shop get more information or sign up?


Shops can email my team at NNACollisionRepairNetwork@nissan-usa.com for more information. For Nissan and INFINITI certified shops, support may also include help registering for the course. Non-certified shops will be added to our current waitlist, and we will contact them once we open up the course to the industry.


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