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.
Automotive Service Excellence
These guys are awesome, and very reasonable
Been going here since I was 13 I'm 29 now GREAT GUYS AND GREAT PRICES GREAT WORK!
Fast, reasonably priced service.
Friendly, fast, and fair. Had muffler replaced on 1997 Chevy Tahoe, they did not try to sell me a bunch of stuff I did not need, were super friendly, and had me out the door within a hour and a half as a "walk-in." Highly recommend this shop!
Walked in to a full waiting room and in less than 20 minutes they were welding on my truck. Couldn't beat the price either. This place is a must go for exhaust work!
These guys are awesome! I took my first car there over 30yrs ago and was impressed with how they got straight to the point of what needed to be repaired and did not try to talk me into unnecessary parts and labor. My girlfriend's vehicle started to have exhaust problems. After calling other auto parts stores and getting quotes from other repair shops we stopped in today at the Auto Connection. Within 1hr we were out the door with the car repaired and saved $750. These guys are very honest, talented and trust worthy. Thank You!
Only shop I've ever taken my cars to, came highly recommended by my dad and friends of the family. They do great work at reasonable prices.
Very honest, excellent prices, and superior customer service. I was out the door within one hour on a Saturday.