The Advantages of a Certified Auto Mechanic

When it comes to your car, you want to have it in the right hands. After all, it’s essentially a two thousand pound death trap moving incredibly fast while surrounded by other two thousand pound death traps, so when you have someone working on the brakes, you want to make sure they know what they’re doing. To ensure this happens, you should always take your car to a shop that employs only certified auto mechanics.

Auto mechanics become certified through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a non-profit organization that “works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.” In addition to passing the test, you have to also have at least two years of hands on experience to become an ASE certified mechanic.

The advantages of using a certified auto mechanic are myriad. Not only can a mechanic become certified in over forty different areas, such as collision repair, truck repair, truck equipment, and transit buses, but they are officially certified by the most well-respected name in the field of auto repair.

In the end, a certified mechanic is one you can trust, and with that comes a certain peace of mind that a non-certified auto mechanic might not be able to provide. To find certified auto repair, you should always look to see that the mechanic you choose, be it a national chain or an individual, has the official logo of the ASE displayed on their website or in the store. You can even check out the ASE website for statistics regarding your mechanic and his qualifications.

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM