What is an ASE Certified Technician?

Sun Devil Auto Expert, published on 09/02/2015

Just as you would look for a licensed doctor or dentist, you should also look for certified professionals that you can trust your vehicle with. For car owners, it may be difficult to find the right mechanic, but the ASE certification process takes the guesswork out of finding a qualified technician you can trust.

If you’re looking for a top-notch auto mechanic, you can’t go wrong with an ASE certified technician. The ASE, or the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies professionals in the auto industry in the United States and parts of Canada. The ASE has been testing and certifying technicians since 1972, and its certifications have become the standard of excellence for auto mechanics across the country.

How ASE Certified Technicians Stand Out

To become ASE certified, technicians are tested on all major areas of auto repair and service, which include:

  • Engine repair
  • Engine performance
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Brakes
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Suspension and steering
  • Manual drive train and axles
  • Automatic transmissions

Mechanics are unable to receive ASE certification if they do not show a certain level of knowledge and expertise in each of these important service areas. If you have any doubts about whether or not a mechanic is certified, they should have no problem showing you their credentials in order to ease your concerns. 

Rigorous Testing

The testing is rigorous; only about two of every three test-takers pass the tests. Unlike other certifications, it doesn’t last for life. Technicians must renew their certifications and re-test every five years, ensuring that they stay current on the new technology that goes into each vehicle. The tests emphasize on-the-job skills that the technician will need to do his job well.

In addition to passing the tests, ASE certified technicians must also have two years of documented work experience.

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It’s likely that your vehicle is one of your most valuable and most important assets. Make sure you take care of your investment by choosing an ASE certified technician to perform repairs. It’s always a good idea to look for the ASE seal before you hire a technician. 

Count on Sun Devil Auto

When you’re looking for quality auto repair, look for a full service repair company that is established. At Sun Devil Auto, we hire ASE certified technicians, so you can rest assured that we have the expertise and training to handle all of your auto repair and maintenance needs. We have 20 locations in the Valley, and we’ve been serving car owners in the Phoenix area since 1978. Several of our technicians have been employed by us for as long as 25, or even 30, years. Schedule an appointment with one of our ASE certified technicians today!