What Does it Mean for a Technician to be ASE Certified?

We are excited to offer highly skilled ASE certified technicians, so we display this proudly on our website. It takes much time and dedicated study for a mechanic to gain this certification, making it a significant professional accomplishment. What does the ASE certification mean for you when looking for a mechanic for your vehicle? And why is it important?

ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence and has been a nationally recognized credential since 1972. It is an independent non-profit organization whose original mission has been to improve the quality of vehicle repair and workmanship with testing and certifications. There are various programs to choose from for automotive schooling, but ASE holds the most prestige as a gold standard.

Choosing who repairs and services your vehicle is an important decision. Many automotive shops will only require that their technicians have a high school diploma, an ASE certification is optional. ASE Certifications require a test and least two years of on the job training. Some technicians can substitute some experience with comparable education. Once this test is passed, a mechanic will need to get recertified every five years. These tests are not easy; the automotive industry is always advancing. And technicians must stay up to date all changes and techniques. Once a mechanic receives their ASE certification, they become more competitive in the job market.

Always do your research when choosing an automotive shop. Whether or not there are certified ASE technicians can indicate the amount of quality you can expect in your vehicle maintenance and repairs. The ASE challenges mechanics' knowledge and skill on a variety of vehicle components and their systems. ASE certifications give drivers the peace of mind that their technicians have the know-how to perform repairs and maintenance correctly, the first time around.