Speedometer Calibration Test

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TYPES OF VEHICLES WE DO CLUSTER REPAIRS ON:

MOST ALL: Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Pickups, Antique Cars, Vintage Cars, Muscle Cars, Classic Cars,

VERY LIMITED: RV, Motor-homes, Semi-Trucks (sorry no Freightliner or Mack), BMW Motorcycle K1000 odometer only,

NO: Farm Tractors, Boats, Construction Equipment, Snowmobiles, ATVs

 

INSTRUMENT TYPES:

speedometers, odometers, video screen repair, tachometers, instrument clusters, dashboards, Cadillac Cue, instrument panels, ip panels, gauges, voltmeters, modules, fuel gauges, touch screen, dash repair,  water temperature gauge, screen repair, oil pressure gauges, temperature gauges,  gauge cluster, gage cluster, gauge cluster, dashboard, clocks, gauges, shift indicator, prndl, water temperature, gas gauges, gauge cluster, restorations, rebuild, remanufactured, HUD, Heads Up Display, HVAC, air conditioner control, screen repair, restore, combination meters, nav, infotainment system, 

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MANUFACTURERS:

GM, Ford, Visteon, Chrysler, Dodge, Mopar, BMW, Delco, Delco Electronics, Yazaki, Nippon Seiki, VDO, Acustar, Nippon Denso, Smiths, Stewart, Stewart Warner,  King Seely, Mitsubishi, Mini, Fujitsu, Oldsmobile, Buick, Lincoln, Mercury, Dodge, Ram Trucks, Hyundai. Toyota, Honda, Kanto Seiki 


VEHICLE MODELS:

We repair most all gauges and speedometers for: Acura, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Chevrolet, Chevy, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Impala, El Camino, Eagle, Hummer, Isuzu, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, LeBaron, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Falcon, Comet, Dart, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Land Cruiser, Lexus,  Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, K1000 and K100RT for odometer only), Mini, Mini Cooper, MB, Mercedes, Saturn, Renault, Suzuki, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Datsun, Nissan, D21, Hardbody, Hilux, Porsche, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Scion, smart, SRT, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, VW,  Volvo, International, Pontiac, AMC, Rambler, AMX, Riviera, Grand National, Biscayne, Hornet, Comet, Fairlane, Land Cruiser, FJ45, FJ40, FJ60, Prada, Prius,  Galaxie, Cutlass, Corvair, Cutlass Supreme, Cougar, Torino, Ranchero, Bel Air, F100, F150, E150, van, truck. 

Sorry we don't fix gauges for: Snowmobiles, ATV Sea-Doo, Ducati, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Freightliner, or Mack Truck, because of parts availability or the way the cases are welded shut.


VEHICLE MODEL YEARS:

1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,  1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

 

SERVICE AREA, NATIONWIDE INCLUDING:

In Virginia, RVA, Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, and Extended Service to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Roanoke, Alexandria, Mananas, Hampton, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Newport news, Alexandria, 

Nationwide including these larger Metro Areas, Raleigh, Washington DC, DC, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, NY, NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Detroit,  Miami,  Boston, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York.

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Site Last Updated  12/10/19 December 10, 2019

 

Speedometer Calibration

Save hundreds of dollars in speeding ticket fines and insurance costs!

 

  SPEEDOMETER ACCURACY TESTING:

  • While you wait 9 to 4 Weekdays

  • No appointment needed Monday to Friday 9 to 4 PM

  • Certified Speedometer Calibration.
    (Richmond's Only Speedometer Calibration Center)

  • Free! Notarized Calibration Certificate for Court

  • All Vehicles Except Motorcycles

  • Semi Trucks and Full Time Four Wheel Drive (AWD FWD) 

Traffic Courts often drop or reduce a speeding ticket or reckless driving ticket based on a "faulty equipment plea." We provide notarized Speedometer Calibration Certificates for free along with the calibration fee. The speedometer calibration test costs just $90. 

 

Speedometer Calibration Certificates are accepted in most courts including those in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

We can test your speedometer accuracy "while you wait" right here in Richmond, Virginia. Please note there is an additional fee to actually correct the inaccuracy if any is found. Occasionally we must refer folks to a car dealer to make the speedometer adjustment. From tractor-trailers to full-time four-wheel drive vehicles! Plus we are a full service speedometer calibration and repair center.

We are the only Richmond speedometer testing center serving the Mid-Atlantic area that tests speedometers in full time 4wd vehicles, (four wheel drive), like Jeeps and many other SUVs. 

We regret to see that a competitor, Auto Air of Virginia (AutoAirofVa.com) is no longer in business and no longer doing speedometer accuracy tests or speedometer testing.

 

                                                         IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We reserve the right to refuse to test vehicles that appear to have the speedometer tampered with. We do not intend for people to try to "beat a speeding ticket". We support safe driving practices and the enforcement of state traffic laws. However, we encourage asking the court to mitigate when speedometer mis-calibration causes a person to get a speeding ticket or reckless driving violation.

Common Causes For Speedometer Inaccuracy.

Below are some of the reasons speedometers may be off.  The key fact is just a 2 mph error could reduce a Careless and Reckess to a speeding fine. A BIG difference in fines and insurance cost 

1. OEM Factory Error. US car manufacturers use a SAE J1226 specifications allow a  4% error!  That could mean about 3 mph at 70.  (This error is not necessarily +/- 2%, just no more than 4% and that of the full scale reading.)

2. OEM Factory Error. European car manufacturers use the ECR-39 specification with a -0 to +10% tolerance plus 4km

3. Tire Size Change Error. Tire size can a have a vary big effect. Use our Tire-Calculator to see what effect tire size has. Note, it is the outside diameter that matters, so a skinny tire on a big rim may not actually change if total diameter and hence no error.

4. Tire Inflation Error. Tire inflation only has a small effect with modern radial tires. Bias ply tires of the past could show a significant error when over-inflated as the tires could expand. 

5. Tire Wear Error. Tire wear only has a small to moderate effect. For example a common R15 tire the change from new to almost bald diameter is maybe 7/8 inch in diameter, resulting in just a 2.6 mph error at 60 mph

6. Parallax Error.  This comes from the driver looking at the speedometer needle from different angles (above or below) on certain speedometers.  The needle is slightly in front of the dial plate with the numbers.  So speeds at the 3 or 9 o'clock position may look different from looking down at the dial vs looking up. Try it!

7. Mechanical speedometers (cars before 1995 or so) are sometimes sluggish at low temperatures as their lubricants may thicken in the cold.  So the speed may read low starting out in the day before the interior of the car warms up.

8. Mechanical speedometers also may drag due to wear over 150k miles or so and not show small changes in speed. More wear will cause a wavering or bouncing of the needle / pointer.

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