TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION


Automotive Service Excellence

Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.

ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.

At present there are over 420,000 professionals with current certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.

Here's how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, collision damage estimators and auto service consultants.

Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.

The tests, which are conducted twice a year at over 700 locations around the country, are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.

Consumers benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-certified professionals.

ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact area(s) of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians' credentials in the customer waiting area.

Consumers should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence© logo.


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Honest, dependable & reliable.

, 11/05/2021

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Great place nice people.

, 10/21/2021

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I brought my Kia into Bo's for a brake job some months after being told by my now "former" mechanic that you MUST change the rotors even if they look fine whenever changing the brake pads. The mandate came with scary scenarios like the brakes will squeal and you'll end up having to pay double when they fail etc... The owner at Bo's said that's not necessarily true especially if the rotors themselves look good. Sure enough they were fine and he gave me a modest bill for the just the pads! The car brakes beautifully and it's really nice to deal with an honest company that uses top name parts. Fast forward to this morning with multiple issues, windshield wipers loose and the pump wasn't working, the right directional was making a fast blinker sound, plus my right passenger door wouldn't open fully due to impact. Chris was the mechanic who fixed all three issues in literally 10 mins and charged me only twenty $20!!! I thought he was joking....but no just another top mechanic and honest broker at Bo's auto repair ? I plan to be moving further west on the LI but will bring anything major to these guys in the future, truly an extraordinary find. Drive slow as your GPS ("waze" works perfectly) shows you're close as their set back off the road a bit and it's easy to miss the driveway.

, 08/26/2021

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