What is ASE and Why is it Important to You?
Posted November 25, 2013
Finding a talented, trustworthy White Bear Lake transmission mechanic isn’t as hard as you think. You’ve probably heard the term ASE before and have seen the blue ASE logo in our shop’s window, but do you know what it stands for? Our team at Nightingale Transmissions would like to teach you why you should only let an ASE-Certified mechanic work on your vehicle.
To get your car a thorough repair the first time, you need to take it to a trustworthy facility, like AMPM Automotive, that employs top-notch technicians who have the drive and experience to get the job done quickly and professionally.
ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence Program. It was established in 1972 in an effort to improve the auto industry with better technicians and more ethical practices. This not only benefited the auto facilities but their customers as well.
When technicians are ASE-Certified, they have passed the rigorous testing standards set forth by the program. Getting the certification is no cakewalk—in fact, these tests are constantly changing in order to stay current with the technology in cars today!
When and if a technician passes the test, they’re not certified for life. The test must be retaken every 5 years so technicians can retain their ASE credentials. These mechanics must also have a minimum 2 years of experience working at an auto shop.
That’s why you should always look for the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence on a shop’s window.
This benefits the shop and the customer. Customers have peace of mind knowing some of the best in the business are working on their vehicle, and the shop benefits from employing some of the most knowledgeable technicians who are capable of any transmission repair in Kansas.
As a shop that hires ASE-certified technicians, our White Bear Lake auto mechanics are ready to tackle any car repair from oil changes to brake repair to emissions testing. So take care of your car this fall by calling (651) 426-0462 to set up an appointment today!