ASE Certified Glendora
Certified Automotive Specialists is the only ASE Blue Seal shop within 10 miles of Glendora. What does that mean? Our company has gone the extra mile to ensure our customers get the best car care possible from extremely qualified technicians. Many shops are ASE certified, which means at least one person in the shop has at least one certification. Our Blue seal shop recognition means over 75% of all employees are ASE certified in all 10 available test areas.
Certified Auto Repairs You Can Trust
Consumers were recently surveyed and asked if the auto repair shop they frequented used certified technicians. The vast majority didn’t really know but said they assumed that they were. The shop you use may have certified people, but the reality is there is no mandatory certification required to own or operate an auto repair shop in California. To be an auto shop owner, you must have a state license which any person can apply for and receive with no automotive experience at all.
To apply and receive an automotive repair dealer’s license (ARD), just show up to the Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) with $200.00, a name for the company and a tax ID. Like magic, you’re in the automotive repair business, no proof of insurance, no tools and no experience necessary. It is that easy!
This is one part of our industry that I don’t understand. Someone who cuts hair or finger nails is required to be state certified, but a mechanic who works on tires, engines or brakes doesn’t need a single day of training or any tools to do so. Many people on our highways are driving vehicles that have been serviced or repaired by technicians with no certification whatsoever. The only certification system we have is voluntary, with the exception of being a smog station. Smog technicians are licensed by the state and require continuing education.
Qualified Auto Technicians
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers a series of tests that a technician can take to be certified in many different areas of the car. All tests are voluntary, not required. At my shop, I require all staff to be ASE certified and I know many other shops do as well. AAA Approved auto shops employ ASE certified technicians and they must have a minimum set of tools for the cars they work on. I recommend using an AAA approved shop for all your automotive service and repair needs because of their tough standards and you have a voice through the arbitration system.
In these uncertain times saving a few dollars is always something to consider, but don’t get caught up with a low price that will end up costing you more than you bargained for down the road. Have a knowledgeable certified technician perform the service or repairs on your car; it will save you time and money in the long run. Before you agree to have any work performed, ask if the technician working on your car is certified. If you wonder sometimes why someone is lower in price than everyone else, there’s usually a reason.
Ask if your shop is ASE Blue Seal certified or visit www.ASE.com to find a Blue seal shop near you.
Contact us at Certified Automotive Specialists and we will advise you of the various maintenance recommendations for your car, truck, van, SUV, crossover, or motorcycle. Call us anytime at 626-963-0814 to schedule a maintenance appointment for your automobile, or stop by our location at 476 S. Vermont Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.