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What is an ASE Certified Mechanic?

If you're in need of automotive repairs, then you want to turn to the right mechanic. There's nothing worse than shelling out large amounts of money for a complicated fix only to find the mechanic messed up somehow, or worse - not finding out until the problem is even worse.

ASE mechanics are mechanics that have received certifications from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. This organization checks and certifies mechanics and automotive shops and determines whether they're up to par in order to be ASE-certified.

What Is So Special About Being ASE-Certified?

If your mechanic is ASE-certified, then you know they have at least two years of relevant, hands-on work experience and have passed several exams proving their skill and knowledge. The NIASE hands out certifications in a number of areas surrounding automotive repair, including engine repair, manual drive trains and axles, and vehicles that make use of compressed natural gas. If a mechanic is ASE-certified, then they are much more likely to have the knowledge to repair many different types of vehicles and a multitude of problems that could be affecting them.

Why Should I Use an ASE-Certified Mechanic?

The more certifications a mechanic has, the more likely they're legitimate. That's a simple fact - a mechanic that doesn't have any certifications likely doesn't have the education or experience necessary to conduct fast, extensive repair work. When you work with an ASE-certified mechanic, you have proof that they have repeatedly demonstrated technical knowledge to a high degree. It's an extra layer of mental security, which is important when dealing with mechanics.

How Do I Know My Mechanic is ASE-Certified?

To determine whether your mechanic is certified or not, you can simply ask them. Certified mechanics will have proof of their certification in the form of documentation. If a mechanic says they're certified but won't show you the documentation, that should be a red flag right there, but you can always check by contacting the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence directly. They keep a record of all mechanics who have been certified over the years and will be able to tell you if your mechanic is legitimate or not.

If you're looking for a shop with ASE certified mechanics, then look no further! Give us a call or bring your car in directly and we'll be able to help you out.

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