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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.

ASE Advanced Level Specialist Certification

ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification

ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Certification

ASE Undercar Specialist Certification

ASE Collision Repair Technician

ASE Advanced Level Hybrid Repair Specialist

Real World Training Duramax Diesel Diagnosis and Service Certification

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Testimonials

, 09/17/2022
I have nothing but good things to say. Ben was wonderful working with over the phone. I had my car towed there after the previous mechanic (family friend) charged me over $600 to replace parts that didn't even need to be fixed!! Basically the friend mechanic didn't know how to fix it. This caused me so much stress and irritation. Not to mention I'm 7 months pregnant. So I went without a car for 3 weeks while this guy couldn't figure out my problem. I finally towed it to everything automotive because of the wonderful reviews I've seen. They were able to fix my problem in two days. I've never felt so good about taking my car anywhere. They were so confident that they could fix it. They had all the right tools and knowledge to do so and they did it! This was the best choice I've made when it comes to taking my car to a mechanic shop. I definitely will be a repeat customer and will refer anyone I know. They took such a horrible experience I had with a previous mechanic and made it SO painless for me. I couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you! Car: 2018 Ford Fusion hybrid
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