Automotive Service Excellence
Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.
ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.
At present there are over 420,000 professionals with current certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.
Here's how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, collision damage estimators and auto service consultants.
Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.
The tests, which are conducted twice a year at over 700 locations around the country, are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.
Consumers benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-certified professionals.
ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact area(s) of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians' credentials in the customer waiting area.
Consumers should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence© logo.
I have been taking my car here for years and have always been pleased. The customer service is great and everyone is always very friendly. I appreciate that they take the time to explain the things I don't understand. They are very informative and not pushy, which is greatly appreciated.
Good people. Very helpful in getting my auto serviced and problem fixed. Cooperative and worked with me to get auto in and out. Cost was reasonable. I will go back again.
If you are looking for the best auto repairs at fair prices and ethical business practices, go see Joe Pate who runs this business! YOU will be glad you did.
Joe and his crew are great. My wife and I purchased a large Weather King shed and didn't believe that they would be able to place it where we needed it on top of a 4 foot tall slope in the back yard, but they did. And carefully, too.
We always receive 100% professional service from X-pert Auto. Fair prices are a bonus. Thanks so much for fixing and maintaining my families vehicles.
Thank you for the Top Notch Service. We were stranded they gave us rides to and back to a hotel and had our 1969 Ford Ranger Truck up and running to put us on the road in 1 Day. Great Place Great Service
VERY satisfied with service,knowledge and helpfulness.Would recommend to anyone for service on any vehicle.
Very friendky place. Joe has been fixing our vehicles for years. I guarantee you'll be happy with their work. Have had my breaks replaced & a switch for diesel tanks replaced, oil changed ect. Also refereed my friend to have her air conditioner worked on, all quality work! Thanks Joe!
Great place to take your vehicle or RV. All certified mechanics, very knowledgeable staff, Joe and Alix make you feel like part of the Family.
This was a place recommended to me which is why I went there and now I see why. Nice people, professional yet staying personable. Will be returning for future auto mechanic needs.