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TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

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.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • IDENTIFIX
  • Jasper
  • Mitchell1
  • Mobil 1
  • Pennzoil
  • Michelin Tires

Testimonials

  • If you want honesty and quality work go see Dale,Eric, and the boys at Barnes Towing.
    -Coach K

  • Highly recommended. I recently had a repair done on my daughter's car. The price was good and the work was done within a day. Very happy with the quality of the work.
    -Jeff A.

  • Barnes is trustworthy and very reasonable with cost of repairs.
    -Tim R.

  • My 10 year old car that keeps breaking down on me sounds a runs like brand new. Price was great for everything they did, and they got it done fast.
    -Kevin C.

  • Towed my sons car after a minor accident. Service and communication was prompt and nicely executed. I'd have no reservations recommending this business! Thank you very much!
    -Alex C.

  • Had a flat tire on 75N at 12:30 in the morning in West Chester. Not wanting to change a tire on the interstate at night, I called Barnes and they came promptly and towed my car to a nearby tire shop. The driver also let me and my family drive ahead in our other car (while he hooked up the car to be towed) so as to get us off the side of the road asap.
    -Mike E.

  • Barnes has always given us great service at a great price. Not many "small town" type shops left in the world but this is one of them. I'd always rather give business to hometown shops than big corporate chains any day but Barnes definitely earns my business by just being really good. Thanks for the great service. (A friend of mine recommended this shop to me a couple of years ago and I haven't been anywhere else since then).
    -Holly W.

  • Great service and definitely going back next time.
    -Jason T.

  • I have been here many times, this is the most honest auto service that I known, never push for unnecessary repair. Price is very reasonable, highly recommended. Good customer service too.
    -Sam N.

  • Very Honest Repair Shop in Mason! They only do necessary repairs with the cheapest price in Mason. Also, their repair services are always trustful and good quality jobs.
    -Shingi K.

  • I called to have my car towed today. The gentleman on the phone was extremely courteous and professional. He gave me a time frame when someone could come and the worker came out with the tow truck at the expected time. The worker used his knowledge and experience to actually get the car started. He was courteous and professional as well. From my experience, I would definitely recommend them to others.
    -Ron C.

  • Great experience with this company today. Set the expectations on the phone and was prompt with tow truck arrival. Went above and beyond to help me out with a tow and vehicle diagnosis. Treated me as if I was family. Highly recommend.
    -Katie M.