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
This was my first time getting gas from this Shell gas station. I liked that it was not too busy and that it was clean upon close observation. It's a fairly medium sized business located off of route 50, close to quite a few shopping centers and eateries. The station store was opened for business and even the mechanic in site was wiring in a vehicle as I was filling up my car. I guess one of the things I noticed right away was the gas prices, which are much higher than most of the other gas stations in the vicinity, at least .40 cents higher the average for Plus and the other grades respectively. This price difference is probably why I don't frequently get gas here and ignore it. And it's kind of disappointing that the price is so high for a Shell station considering that a quarter of a mile on the opposite side of the road is another Shell with competitively lower prices. In any case, the reason I stopped here in the first place was GetUpside app suggested it for a .25 cent discount per gallon. Otherwise, I would've driven right past it like l normally would. Unfortunately, if this location's price remain high, I will not stop here again and I'm sure I'm not the only person who's price conscious these days. Overall, a very clean and well-maintained station with free gas pumps and a convenience store on the premises, but they lose points for noncompetitive prices. Just my opinion of course.
Great service, people there are super kind and professional... I recommended to my wife and my brother, they are just in love with the service. Definitely the fastest place in area to do your inspection and emission. Thank you so much guys!!
I always go to this place for inspection. The guys are kind and give suggestions when something needs to be done. Not pushy.
took 2 cars for Inspection and within 30 minutes both cars came out. very professional service and on time.
Very nice man behind the counter and open 24 hours. I get the feeling he wouldn't judge you if you were high which is what I look for in places open 24 hours.
The overall location of the place is great to have