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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Thank you Larry!!! Followed them from around the corner from my home to Holbrook. Best repair shop, fair prices and honest. Wonderful family owned shop! Everyone is very nice.

, 08/28/2022

Ok I've been to many shops and when I tell you that this particular shop is on point I mean it. Mike, Larry and Crystal are amazing in what they do. These mechanics are the real deal. And Crystal is amazing at making you real comfortable in bringing in your vehicle to there shop and rest assured it goes in sick and comes out with a dealer tag trust me. I bought my 2012 wrangler jk to there shop for a constant engine shut off and they nailed it. I highly recommend this shop to everyone stop by you won't be disappointed.

, 08/28/2022

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I know it's hard to believe but I found an honest mechanic. Pleasure to deal with. The man is not looking to overcharge you. He is quite fair. I would highly recommend them.

, 08/28/2022

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