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What It Means to Be an ASE Certified Auto Repair Shop

This is a term you may hear a lot when dealing with auto repair shops, but being ASE Certified is very important. If you are not dealing with ASE Certified technicians, you are putting your vehicle in the hands of mechanics that might not have the experience you are looking for. Think of ASE Certification like an "A" grade in a San Francisco restaurant or a 5-star hotel in the city. ASE Certification literally means you are dealing with excellent auto repair technicians. And, if you are lucky enough to work with a Master ASE Certified professional, you are truly dealing with the best of the best.

About ASE Certification

ASE stands for "Automotive Service Excellence." This is an independent quality assurance organization established in 1972 to help regulate the auto repair and service industry. People want to know they are working with mechanics they can trust, so you should always be looking for that ASE stickers around the shop and patches on the shirts of the technicians who are working on your vehicle.

To become ASE Certified, a mechanic must go through specific training and testing. It is a certification that needs to be earned. ASE Certification will not just be given away to anyone. Ultimately, there are nine difference ASE Certifications that a technician can earn:

     • A1 - Engine Repair Certification

     • A2 - Automatic Transmission Certification

     • A3 - Manual Drive Train & Axles Certification

     • A4 - Suspension & Steering Certification

     • A5 - Brakes Certification

     • A6 - Electrical Systems Certification

     • A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning Certification

     • A8 - Engine Performance Certification

     • A9 - Light Vehicle Diesel Engine Certification

ASE Certification at San Francisco Automotive Solutions

Every auto repair technician at San Francisco Automotive Solutions holds at least one ASE Certification to perform specialized automotive services. Several of our team members (including owner Patrick Banta) are Master ASE Certified, which is an even higher level of certification.

The point is that when you see the ASE Certified stickers and patches at San Francisco Automotive Solutions, you know our technicians are well-trained and committed to higher standards of excellence. That is our promise to you.

To learn more about what it means to be ASE Certified or to bring your vehicle in for service or repairs, call San Francisco Automotive Solutions today at (415) 523-0515 or schedule your service appointment online.


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