Automotive Service Excellence
Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.
ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.
At present there are over 420,000 professionals with current certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.
Here's how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, collision damage estimators and auto service consultants.
Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.
The tests, which are conducted twice a year at over 700 locations around the country, are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.
Consumers benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-certified professionals.
ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact area(s) of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians' credentials in the customer waiting area.
Consumers should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence© logo.
Automotive Service Excellence
I like this station. I find the owners honest and integrity refreshing. His prices are reasonable his work is good and he always has a few minutes to talk to you which makes me feel human not just a walking wallet.
Dave's has the best service station I have ever done business with; he is fair ,honest and I never have to worry about the quality of his work, or the price I pay.
I was highly recommended to this automotive repair shop for AC problems. I have been so impressed by the service I received; I have traveled from Jacksonville, FL to continue to have my vehicles serviced by Dave and his staff. This shop has earnestly demonstrated an old school work ethic where they address necessary repairs and let you know what you don't need. They have not approached me about tacking on additional repairs to escalate the cost. Thanks Dave.
We took our older car to Dave and Michelle for years with great service and honesty. When I was pregnant we bought a new car and didn't need to come in because the car didn't have problems. Fast forward five years to our first problem. The dealership gave me a laundry list of things that needed to be "done" to the tune of $1900. I decided to take the car to Dave and MIchelle's because I trusted them. They let me know that some of the suggestions were not necessary and then told me what was necessary, saved my husband and I $1100. I will never go anywhere else!
I have been taking different vehicles there for years and Dave has always been fair and honest! Recently I had a battery go bad and Dave was less expensive than Walmart and the local auto parts. It was an Interstate with a better warranty.
This is the best gas station and go to because the gas is a true quality not like the rest of the BPs you see
We have been going to Dave's for our car repairs for a year or so. I cannot tell you how nice it is to go somewhere and know that you can trust that what they say needs to be done does. Honest good work for a fair price!!!