What ASE Certification means for YOU

You’ve probably seen the signs up at American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission for ASE-certified technicians. Have you ever wondered what exactly that means, and why it’s important to you, as a car owner?

ASE stands for Automotive Excellence. It’s a professional certification board that serves as the U.S. standard for competence in auto repair. The certification creates a standard by which technicians can be measured and independently approved.

The board uses 50 separate tests to evaluate the skill and knowledge of an applicant for different types of vehicles. When you bring your car to a shop for repairs, a mechanic doesn’t need to be ASE-certified to work on your car. All a mechanic needs is your approval to begin. While this paves a way for teenagers into an automotive career as a mechanic,  more often than not, it means that someone without ASE certification has been put in charge of the work on your vehicle. They’ve not passed their certification test and may not know crucial steps to take in the work they do. 

ASE certification is your assurance that your mechanic knows how to diagnose, repair, and restore your make and model and isn’t experimenting to learn about repairs on your car. It’s an indication that you can trust the basic skills of the mechanics involved at the shop, that someone is supervising with certified, vetted training. 

Eric Ali has this certification and is committed to fixing those makes and models he is trained and experienced in. What’s more, as part of the AMRA MAP program, Eric is committed to the highest standards of ethics, making American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission a great shop to bring your car or truck into for regular service.

As you begin 2021, we hope you’ll keep making the ASE-certified mechanics of American Five Star Auto Repair your go-to service for any auto repairs you need. We want to help you keep your car on the road for as long as you want it! To schedule an appointment for auto repair or preventive maintenance, make an appointment online today! American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission is conveniently located at 2070 E. Apache Road, Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85281. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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