When a car is brought to the shop, a mechanic does the calibration services. The specialist will check the engine, the wheel alignment and other sections of the vehicle to make sure this is safe to drive on the road. If there are no problems, this can be released in four hours or less as long as there is not that many vehicles also requiring some work done.
One way of avoiding the long queuing will be calling in advance and scheduling an appointment. This is because the personnel in the repair shop will always give priority to that person instead of someone who just walked in to have it checked out.
The individual can go to the car dealer where the vehicle was purchased to get the work done since it has a service bay or go somewhere else to have it done. It is advisable though to go back to the dealer because it has a warranty which will no longer be honored should this be done elsewhere. After parking the car in a space, the owner should carry the warranty booklet to the office. The person should tell the service advisor if there is anything to be checked aside from the regular calibrated service every 1,000 miles or 6 months such as noise in the shocks so this can be checked.
An estimate is given before anything will be done. The individual should sign this and then come back in a few hours to be able to do other errands. It will be a good idea to call ahead to make sure the calibrated service is finished so that the only thing to do will be to pay for it and then drive away. Calibration services are different when this is done in a plant. This is because the company has to fulfill certain requirements better known as ISOs. There are different types of these around which are all certified by the National Institute of Safety and Standards.
One example of this is the ISO/IEC 17025:1999 which includes regular calibration service on equipment. This includes the training of personnel. Many people are familiar with ISO 9000 and believe this is sufficient but the newer version ensures the plant is able to make products with fewer amounts of defects. Such things also apply to the production of the car as well as the calibration services that follow thereafter. This is because with the proper instruments and the people to handle it, the owner can be assured that the vehicle is good as new just like the time when this was first driven off the lot.
Surely, everyone has seen movies such as The Fast and The Furious and Torque. What are the two things these films have in common? The answer is speed. It doesn’t matter if one used cars while the other used motorbikes because this still gave the audience the thrill of what its like riding on the wild side.
Is this real? Can this really happen? The answer to both questions is yes and all it takes is calibrating the engine for these vehicles to be able for it to exceed more than an hundred miles per hour on the road. The driver may not notice how fast the vehicle is going when sitting behind the wheel and the only indicator will be the speedometer located a few inches below the windshield. There are two types of speedometers. The mechanical and the electronic version.
The mechanical speedometer works using a cable, a rotating flexible shaft and a magnet. After calibrating and combining these three components, the speed of the car will continue to increase as one continues to step on the gas. The electronic version also uses a magnet. The only difference is that in order for this to work, the entire system needs a computer. Once this is calibrated, it will be able to tell how fast the vehicle is moving.
Most of the cars use the electronic version but those who like to drive something like a 1956 Mustang will surely be able to reminisce the good old days when the mechanical speedometer made man and machine work together.
Unfortunately, driving more than a hundred miles per hour in the city or even on the freeway with the calibrated speedometer will only get the driver in trouble. For safety reasons, the police will most likely pull over the driver and issue a ticket. This should serve as a lesson to the one behind the wheel because most car accidents are caused by over speeding or drinking under the influence that causes damage to property and may take someone’s life.
One ticket is ok but repeated offenses will make it more expensive to get insurance for the vehicle. At worse, no one will want to insure the individual given the reckless history that is a liability to the insurance company.
The best thing to do then with the calibrated speedometer will still be to follow the traffic rules especially the speed limits. This varies on city and highway driving but regardless where one is, the right thing to do will be to abide by it.