ASE certification indicates that an auto mechanic has advanced, certifiable expertise in the maintenance, repair and replacement of major and minor vehicle components. It's a nationally recognized certification issued from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Here's a quick rundown from the seasoned mechanics on our Wellesley Toyota service team.

The Meaning of ASE Certification

When a mechanic receives ASE certification and the corresponding Blue Seal of Excellence, it's a reassurance to customers, dealerships and repair shops. The reassurance tells you that the mechanic has successfully completed years of rigorous, stringent automotive service and holds certified qualification to work on and repair:

  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Engine
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrical systems

How to Get ASE Certification

Certification comes with certain educational and job experience requirements. Before you can even sit for an ASE certification exam, you must have one of the following:

  • A two-year degree in automotive service and one year of on-the-job experience
  • Two years of on-the-job experience
  • A completed apprenticeship in an auto repair shop

ASE has a series of subsequent Master Certifications in heavy truck repair, school buses and collision estimation.


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