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Benefits of Regular Maintenance

Nobody likes the cost and downtime of expensive auto repairs. One way to reduce repair costs over time is to have your car checked seasonally for any signs of component failure, safety concerns, or recalls.

Recalls are often isolated to specific components, but left unattended they could lead to more expensive repairs that aren’t covered under the original recall, and some component failures could result in personal injury. Having regular checkups can ensure that your car remains safe and reliable.

When belts, hoses, and gaskets don’t get the service they need, more costly damage can occur. If the water or oil leaks from your engine, you could be stranded and end up with a damaged motor.

Preventative smaller repairs are less costly and take less time than bigger repairs.

Our ASE certified technicians have years of experience which gives them the skill needed to identify potential problems, and offer practical advice and economical solutions.

Having a vehicle examined prior to a long trip is a good idea, but such spot checks can be limited. If a car has been checked regularly, a mechanic is able to identify parts that are slowly failing over time.

Call or stop in today to get your car running safe and reliable.

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Our Mechanics are ASE Certified

Our mechanics are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The video below explains more about ASE Certification.

What Does ASE Do?

ASE promotes excellence in automotive repair and service. over 300,000 Automotive Technician and Service Professionals hold ASE Certifications. ASE Certified Technicians work in every part of the automotive service industry. We certify the automotive technician and service professionals not the auto shops.

Why Does ASE Exist?

To protect the automotive service consumer, shop owner, and the automotive technician. We test and certify automotive professionals so that shop owners and service customers can better gauge a technicians level of expertise before contracting the technician’s services. We 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.

How Does ASE Certification Work?

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 retest every five years to keep up with ever advancing automotive technology.

Who Writes The ASE Certification Tests?

ASE Certification tests are written in workshops by a national panel of seasoned automotive industry professionals and executives, including working technicians, automobile manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, and educators. Not by any single person at ASE.

Exams are segmented by sub-specialty such as automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, collision repair, and more. There are 40-plus exams each designed to discern the automotive service technician’s knowledge of job-related skills.

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