ASE Certified Mechanic Auto Repair Riverside CA 92509
ASE,(National institute for Automotive Service Excellence) national, non-profit organization, was founded with a single mission: To improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians. ASE also communicates it’s message to consumers, the media and various other publics to promote informed decision making when seeking automotive repairs. ASE was founded in 1972. More than 430,000 ASE-certified automobile, truck and collision repair technicians, engine machinists and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges.
There are many ways to compare and evaluate mechanics one against another, but one key way is to select an ASE Certified Mechanic. The certification has been in existence since 1972 and here’s all you need to know about why you should only select an ASE Certified Mechanic to repair your car.
1) ASE Certified mechanics have to pass a specialized exam. There are eight different specialties available for a mechanic to choose to be certified in. The specialization could be in specific areas such as: engine repair, automotive trans/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/ electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, or engine performance. Now, just passing an exam doesn’t necessarily make a mechanic qualified to work on your car; however, it does show that they have been educated in the specifics of how to diagnose and repair the components contained within their chosen specialty.
2) To be ASE Certified, you can’t just pass the exam. They have to pass a test and then work in the field for at least two years before they are eligible to be certified by the ASE.
3) The ASE also has higher levels of education, seriously, for mechanics. That’s something to be impressed with in any profession. The ability to, and the subsequent decision to pursue continuing education to become a Certified Master Mechanic shows me that this mechanic both loves his craft and appreciates that it’s an ever-changing field with these fast-paced technology advancements in the auto-making industry. An Master Mechanic has passed all eight specialty exams!
In addition to the training and work-requirements, an ASE Certified Mechanic is held accountable to a commitment he or she has made to only engage in ethical business practices. A mechanic we can trust!
5) ASE Certified Mechanics are sought after by the most reputable dealerships and garages.
For your peace of mind, look for auto repair shops that have ASE-certified mechanics on board. This certification will let you know if the mechanic is qualified to do specific car services such as oil changes, tune-ups for manual cars, brake repairs and everything else under the hood.
Annually, an estimated 100,000 automotive technicians take ASE certification exams each May and November at over 750 locations.
With an ASE certification, we are assured that our mechanic has good background in all automotive services because an ASE certification requires a minimum of two years work experience in addition to passing a series of examinations that include Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension and Steering, Manual Drive Train and Axles, and Automatic Transmissions for auto technicians alone. There are separate tests for those who want to be collision repair technicians, engine machinists, parts specialists, and others.
All ASE certifications have expiration dates which require technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence runs a comprehensive program to certify trained personnel. An ASE certified mechanic must pass a comprehensive exam, have two years of on the job training and work experience, and must pass a refresher exam every five years. The best mechanics can shoot for the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition program and specialize in key automotive areas, such as an automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more.
One of the best reasons to stick with a certified professional for your auto repair and maintenance needs is safety. Having a well running vehicle is important to you and your family’s safety. Breaking down on the road can be a dangerous situation and breakdowns always seem to occur at the worst place and at the worst time. You can’t prevent 100% of break downs ahead of time, but you can certainly play it safe by having a professional perform regular preventative maintenance on your vehicle.
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