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Who is Repairing My Vehicle?


Quality counts for parts and for mechanics

You know that Parts Matter when it comes to selecting quality parts for your vehicle, but did you know that the mechanic you select to do the repair matters just as much?  

When you take your vehicle to a mechanic or shop for a repair you are relying on their knowledge and expertise to get the job done right. But how do you know that the mechanic who is working on your car has the skills to successfully complete the repair?


ASE certification - your assurance of quality

When you are selecting a mechanic to work on your vehicle, you want to feel confident that a trained professional will be under the hood of your car. ASE certification is your assurance that the mechanic about to work on your car is equipped to take on the job. 


What is ASE certification?

ASE Certification is a special title given out by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to qualifying mechanics and technicians. The ASE offers over 40 tests in areas such as cars and light trucks; school and transit buses; medium and heavy duty trucks; collision repair; and truck equipment. The tests are written by a panel of automotive industry professionals to ensure that there is no bias toward any specific vehicle or manufacturer.

By testing and certifying mechanics and automotive technicians, ASE works to improve the quality of service and vehicle repair. You can trust this independent group to help you find the right mechanic to work on your vehicle.  


ASE certification is your assurance that the mechanic about to work on your car is equipped to take on the job. 


Getting ASE certified

Auto mechanics and technicians can become ASE certified by passing an exam that focuses on the skills needed in everyday situations and by having at least two years of on-the-job experience. To retain their certification, ASE-certified professionals have to pass a test every five years to ensure they are keeping up with the latest trends and technologies.

More than 300,000 mechanics and automotive professionals have earned ASE certifications. These professionals work in all areas of the automotive service industry.



Is my mechanic ASE certified?

When searching for a mechanic to perform repairs on your vehicle, be sure to ask if they are ASE certified. You can also look for the ASE blue seal, many mechanics wear a patch on their uniform promoting their ASE-certified status and some shops have signs that advertise the ASE certification of their mechanics. Remember, ASE certification – it matters!


Learn more about ASE Certification, find your auto part, or find a local car repair shop today.

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