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
Oil Change, near Port Charlotte, FLGreat experience good service
General Maintenance, near Port Charlotte, FloridaThis is the 2nd time I have brought my 2007 F-150 in for service. Had quite a few things done from oil change to engine maintenance and front and rear shocks/ strut assemblies. The truck is performing great and hopefully I will be taking the truck back there for the next 10 years.
Diesel & Engine Services, near Port Charlotte, FLTo say this place is amazing is a understatement I would recommend to anyone and everyone. They are polite courteous, they did an amazing job unfortunately at cleaning up the mess of a VERY BAD SHOP. A&E had to come in and clean up mess they did not make. I appreciate their kindness and professionalism. I've been in the car business now myself for 10 years, they have over and above exceeded everything I've ever seen in this business. To all the technicians and to the honest down to earth honorable owner you will be flooded with business attached to my name thank you to all of you!!
Excellent customer service and workmanship. Very professional pleasure to deal with.
General Services, near Port Charlotte, FloridaIf someone is looking for an honest, reliable car repair and service company look no further! A&E is the best! Thank yall so much Donna
General Services, near Port Charlotte, FloridaVery dependable and honest. Have been using A&E for over 15 years and will never go anywhere else for excellent service. Highly recommend.