ASE certified in Bellevue WA, why it's so important to have an ASE mechanic!by Ali's Bellevue Auto Repair on 01/07/15
You'll notice we prominently display an "ASE Certified" logo in our shops and on our websites (both here and our Woodinville Auto Service shop). It's posted for a reason, but it's possible that some of the auto repair customers in our area aren't quite clear on the significance of ASE Certification. We'd like to help explain why this is a logo you should look for whether you choose our auto service shops or not.
The ASE is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The goal of the ASE and it's certification process is to protect the automotive service consumer, shop owner, and the automotive technician. This non-profit organization has been testing and certifying automotive technicians since 1972, and the effect they've had on the industry is considerable.
Certification allows shop owners and service customers to better gauge a technicians level of expertise. The ASE aims to certify the automotive technician professional so they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge. ASE Certification testing means peace of mind for auto service managers, customers. If a shop cannot show proof of a technician's certification, you essentially cannot know whether they can effectively take care of you and your vehicle.
Here is an idea of how extensive the testing process is, according to the ASE's official site,
"In addition to passing an ASE Certification test, automotive technicians must have two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification. The exams are not easy. Only two out of every three test-takers pass on their first attempt. To remain ASE certified professionals must be retested every five years to keep up with ever-advancing automotive technology."
ASE Certification was created to help make automotive technicians better, by providing standards of knowledge the industry agrees upon. Research has shown a link between these certified technicians and their accuracy in repairing vehicles as well as longevity in their mechanic positions.
Our company depends on hiring ASE certified technicians, since they are a better and safer choice for our business. You can see why, if we are to provide trusted Auto Service in Bellevue, Mercer Island, and in Woodinville, it is very important that we can back up our expertise. Look for the logo, and know that better technicians will provide you with better automotive service.