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 have been in this shop - impressed with the details the managers take to take care of their clients.
Very nice owners and staff, trustworthy, prompt and great rates.
I've had two vehicle's serviced at Bayshore Undercar Service, both of which had transmissions replaced ('08 Ford Fusion and '07 Mercedes R320 CDI). Shawn and Angie are a great team and helped me right decision in both cased my running numbers with me, educating me and just being really helpful and patient. Great experience and I highly recommend this shop.
You always do your best to fit in emergencies and schedule customers when it is convenient for them if possible.
Mike said this business fixed the problem to his vehicle and they were pretty open and honest about the options he may have.
Joshua said his brother recommended this business. He has enjoyed working with this business. He recommends this business as well.
John said they're nice people, they're quick, they're honest and they did exactly what he asked them to do.
Amanda said they did a fantastic job and they are really friendly.