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Speedometer calibration uses electronic signals to measure the actual output of the speedometer and compare it to the established output standard that is set by the manufacturer of the vehicle. If a difference between the instrument reading and the accepted standard is determined and verified, the calibration device can tune the speedometer in order to provide the correct speed measurement. Read More…

Speedometer Calibration Speedometer calibration is the process of adjusting speedometers to match industry standards of precision for measurements of speed in vehicles. Accuracy of a speedometer is important, both in order to help car owners drive safely and because it directly works with the car's odometer to measure distance.
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West Conshohocken, PA  |  610-825-3310

For over 40 years, Strainsert Company has been an industry leader in manufacturing calibration services. Our goal is to provide calibrating services that are thorough and accurate, and we have experience serving a variety of applications.

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North Haven, CT  |  203-484-3707

Custom Calibration Inc. specializes in on-site and laboratory calibration which will keep costly equipment downtime to a minimum and maximize your overall productivity. We have over 30 years of experience providing calibration services for mechanical, dimensional, scale, torque, humidity, and many more applications. Our company’s mission is to achieve total customer satisfaction by providing prompt, precise, tailor-made calibration solutions to fit your specific needs.

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Custom Calibration Inc. $$$

Garland, TX  |  972-278-7878

Accura Calibration is a full-service calibration lab with a very extensive list of capabilities. Our NIST Traceable calibration services are timely & accurate, and we maintain ISO 17025, ISO 9001, ANSI Z540.1 and ANSI Z540.3 certification/accreditation.

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Accura Calibration $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  800-348-5701

Grand Rapids Metrology is Michigan’s premier source for measurement and weighing solutions! Our dedicated service team offers an industry-leading scope of capabilities from ISO 17025 certification, to heavy capacity overhaul services, to custom solutions engineered to fit specific business needs. Let GRM’s 95 years of experience and technical expertise work for you.

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Grand Rapids Metrology $$$

Newport News, VA  |  866-487-3227

ACR performs ANSI/Z540, A2LA and ISO 17025 calibration services, which include, but are not limited to, pressure, vacuum, fiber and electrical. We also hold NAVSEA certification. We offer calibration testing services and software as well as instrument calibration. On-site or off, ACR can support your needs.

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ACR Technical Services, Inc. $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  800-686-3730

CPI’s calibrations are performed in our environmentally controlled laboratory by our highly trained staff of technicians. If you have a high volume of calibrations, we can arrange for a permanent on-site technician to assume all responsibilities of operation or establish an on-site calibration department. We offer competitive pricing, fast professional service & detailed traceable certifications.

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Cincinnati Precision Instruments, Inc. $$$
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This process makes the speedometer readings more exact and, as a result, the odometer reading more exact as well. The accuracy of speedometers is important because it ensures users they are driving within legal limits and avoiding expensive moving violations and high insurance costs, as well as other safety hazards.

As with most electronic instruments, speedometers should be calibrated regularly to ensure proper performance. In order to ensure that the torque created by the magnetic field reflects the speed of the car accurately it must be calibrated. Calibration services must take a number of factors into account concerning the machine being calibrated, such as gear rations in the drive cable, final drive ratio in the differential and the diameter of the tires.

As a speedometer becomes older, more frequent calibration may be required. Aftermarket modifications to the vehicle, such as new wheels with a different size diameter, low tire pressure, extra weight in the vehicle and environmental conditions can also result in erroneous readings on the speedometer and odometer. If aftermarket changes occur, the user must make the proper adjustments in the calculations to recalibrate the car. This can be done by manipulating that hairspring, the permanent magnet or both. Doing this will optimize the efficiency of a vehicle.