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What Is an ASE Certified Technician?

When you take your car or truck into a repair shop, you’re looking for more than just people who know how to work on cars. What you’re really looking for is confidence. You want to have the feeling of confidence that comes along with driving a well-maintained vehicle, but you also want a solid sense of trust in the technician performing the work. That’s where the ASE Certification comes in.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, or ASE for short, is an independent organization developed to verify the talents and qualifications of professionals working in the industry. Since 1972, this nonprofit group has worked to improve auto repair services, establishing standards to recognize those technicians with proven, comprehensive knowledge of one or more specialties in their field.

What Does It Take to Become Certified?

Earning one’s ASE Certification is certainly no easy task. Each technician that is recognized must possess at least two years of training on the job, or one year of job training plus a two-year auto repair degree. The individual must then pass at least one of over 40 individual ASE examinations, which cover everything from light repairs and general maintenance to specialized skills such as undercar exhaust systems.

These exams are designed by panels made up of industry professionals, including educators, auto and aftermarket parts manufacturers, and technicians currently working in the field. The tests are no cakewalk, either – according to ASE, only about two-thirds of test-takers pass on their first attempt. Additionally, exam content changes periodically to reflect changes and advancements in industry technology, and all technicians must retest every five years in order to remain certified.

Higher Standards for Higher Performance

At Sun Auto Service, we seek out the best of the best because we know how important your vehicle is to you. Our ASE Certified technicians are knowledgeable, efficient, and have each taken the time to achieve independently-verified certification in order to reflect these qualities. That means when you bring your automobile to us for service or repairs, you’re sure to feel fully confident throughout the process – and well after you’re back on the road.

Find out more about us and our commitment to outstanding service. Our ASE Certified technicians are always at the ready, so let us help when your car or truck is in need of attention. With Sun Auto Service, you’re never far from a trustworthy repair shop. Schedule an appointment today and find out all about exceptional service.