What Does ASE Certification Mean?

Before the early 1970s, vehicle owners had no way to make a distinction between the untrained mechanics and the knowledgeable ones. Reacting to this necessity, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was created in 1972.

ASE’s purpose is to increase the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service experts.

To become ASE certified a technician must pass at least one exam and provide proof of two years of qualified work experience. Certification, however, is not for life. To stay certified, those with ASE credentials must retake the test every five years. The tests are not easy to pass.

In fact, approximately one out of three people taking the test fails. Vehicle owners definitely benefit from ASE certification. It is a priceless yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians, and a mark of the dedication to excellence of the repair facility employing ASE Certified professionals.

ASE certified technicians commonly wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials stating their precise areas of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), and employers often visibly display their technicians’ credentials in their shop.

Your vehicle is most likely the second largest financial investment, after purchasing a home. To protect your automotive investment and to be sure that you get the most out of your ride, all vehicle owners should look for trusted auto repair in Salt Lake City that show the ASE logo.


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