ASE Certified Technicians
Quality collision repair is more than just body work, parts and paint. Your car is comprised of literally thousands of components, sensors, and moving parts, and an accident can cause damage to any one of them. Our ASE Certified technicians ensure that in addition to the superficial repairs, the mechanical aspects of your vehicle leave our shop in safe, working order as well.
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 currently ASE certified. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, 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 exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are not easy to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fail.
Hollingsworth Auto Service guarantees our collision repair work and we are proud to employ ASE certified employees to ensure thorough quality collision repair for your vehicle.
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