While many people have heard the term “ASE Certified” before, they may not know what it stands for or how important it is. However, when it comes to finding the right care for your vehicle, the blue ASE Certified sticker is something you should always look for.
ASE stands for “Automotive Service Excellence.” The certification is issued and regulated by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
To complete their certification, mechanics must learn and display a mastery of automotive repair. In order to do this, they must follow a long and rigorous process.
First, automotive technicians must complete two years of on-the-job training. Alternatively, they can finish a two-year degree in automotive repair and complete one year of on-the-job training.
After completing the work and education requirements, applicants must pass a comprehensive exam. Only two thirds of test takers pass the exam on their first attempt.
In order to maintain their certification, professionals must re-test every five years. This ensures that they have kept their skills and knowledge sharp, while also keeping up with new car technology.
Have you ever gotten a recommendation for a car mechanic (or really any service professional) that didn’t quite work out? In all likelihood, almost everyone has.
ASE Certifications take the guesswork out of finding a “good” mechanic.
When you see the blue star logo, you can be sure that your automotive specialist has demonstrated in-depth knowledge of automotive repair. They are also guaranteed to have a great deal of hands-on experience.
In order to be accepted into the course, service professionals must already have prior experience. This weeds out anyone who has just a passing interest in automotive technology.
Once technicians are accepted into the program, they will be tested on the fundamentals of automobile repair and maintenance.
Among the specifics they are tested on are: automatic and manual transmission systems, brakes, suspension, front-wheel drive transaxles, engine repairs, electrical systems, engine performance and heating and A/C repair.
Anyone who has owned or driven a car for more than a few years knows how quickly things change. Everything from suspension systems to entertainment systems is becoming more sophisticated.
Keeping up with these advancements is incredibly important for technicians. For example, ten years ago you wouldn’t have been able to find a mechanic to repair ferrofluid-based suspensions. That’s because ten years ago they didn’t exist.
The same can be said of newer entertainment technologies like Apple CarPlay-enabled stereo systems.
However, ASE technicians must re-certify every five years. This ensures that they are not just up-to-date on all the latest automobile technology, but experts on them.
While it is a certification at its core, ASE technicians are also a community.
There are more than 300,000 ASE-Certified professionals around the United States. These professionals share a giant body of knowledge. Together, they can mine this information to work towards the goal of top-level automobile care and service.
At StrutDaddy’s we ensure that all of our technicians are ASE Certified. We do this because that little blue star signifies trust.
For us, it means we can trust our employees to be knowledgeable and professional. It makes it easy for us to offer a guarantee on our service. We also have full confidence that we can provide the pinnacle of service to our customers.
For our customers, it means they can trust us. There is no need to worry whether we will properly diagnose a problem. Once that problem is found, you can rest assured that it will be fixed promptly and properly.
In short, with our all-ASE Certified staff, you can always count on StrutDaddy’s to “Fix it once, fix it right.” That’s just the way we do things.
ASE Certified means top-quality service. So does StrutDaddy’s. Use our handy online service request form or call us at (336) 599-4911 to schedule an appointment.