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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TESTIMONIALS

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My car looks better than before!
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Thanks so much fr your help guys. Great work done extremely efficient. They kept me updated throughout the whole process and worked around my work schedule to make things happen. 5 Star!
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The service and pricing is great I would recommend this place to family and friends
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Crew are amazing and very attentive.
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Best place in town they changed the driver side inside lock and they gave me an amazing price and the job was done super quick i give them an A thank you
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Amazing service. Great, honest, friendly people.
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Have been coming here for... about 7 years now. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Fair prices, will fit in an appointment for you ASAP, and aren't the type of mechanics to tell you to fix something you don't need to fix. Unparalleled service.
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Fantastic experience. Impeccable attention to detail, prompt, honest, responsive. Just an all-around great experience.
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Honesty, integrity, and skillful. Plain and simple. This place gets the job done in a transparent, concise manner. I recently took my 13 year old car for a badly needed tune up. The car had an oil gasket valve cover leak and a slow coolant hose leak. They took the time to show me the problems (demonstrated and educated the customer) and scheduled a thorough repair with very transparent, reasonable prices. It's nice to have a great and dependable shop. Needless to say, they have a life-long customer.