Diagnosing and repairing mechanical issues is becoming increasingly more difficult with the influx of ever-changing technology and the growing number of potential issues that can occur. Because auto repair is more complex than ever, Bachman Chevrolet wants to make sure our service technicians are up-to-date, competent and knowledgeable. Part of that process is requiring that our service team is ASE (short for the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence) Certified, which is a benefit to our customers and to the technician. When our technicians become ASE Certified, they have proven themselves to be knowledgeable professionals who strive to improve the quality of your vehicle repair.
Here’s how the ASE process works and what you can expect when you bring your vehicle in for repair at Bachman Chevrolet.
Why is ASE Certification Important?
Before contracting a technician’s services, their skill and knowledge is tested and certified so that shop owners and service customers can better gauge their level of expertise. Each technician is certified so that they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge. ASE Certification brings peace of mind not only for Service Mangers, but for our customers as well.
How Does ASE Certification Work?
Automotive technicians must have two years of on-the-job training or one year of one-the-job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair in order to qualify for certification. In addition, technicians must pass an ASE Certification test, which is not easy. Two out of every three test-takers pass on their first try. In order to remain certified, ASE professionals must retest every five years to keep up with the ever-changing automotive technology.
How Are ASE Tests Compiled?
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. They are segmented by sub-specialty groups such as experts in the fields of automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair. All of the 40 exams are designed to discern the service technician’s knowledge of job-related skills.
Technicians can become certified in an area of expertise, such as Collision Damage Estimator and Advanced Engine performance, or they can become certified in multiple areas. There is also a Master level certification which emphasizes more advanced skills.
At Bachman Chevrolet, our service technicians are knowledgeable and professional. They are up-to-date on evolving technology and they are ready to help solve any mechanical issue your vehicle may have. To schedule a service appointment for your vehicle, click here and select a time that works best. When it comes to your vehicle, we are here to serve you.
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