Best Auto Repair, Grand Terrace

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Call us for all your car needs! 909-572-6122

TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION

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.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • ALL-DATA
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)
  • Bosch Service
  • Moog
  • NGK
  • Federal Mogul
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

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    Sam and Carlos know how to run a business. Professional, great service and very helpful. 10/10
    , 05/28/2021

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    Shout out to my man Samuel Padilla over at GT Pit Stop in Grand Terrace for taking good care of my classic 560SL Roadster. They do great work and they are honest. Its very hard these days to find good honest mechanics, but Carlos does a great job and the prices are reasonable.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Excellent work! They do it all from fuel injectors, to gaskets, and from suspension lifts to exhaust work. Love this place. Sam is the man very respectful and trust worthy. This is my mew place for all my mechanic needs!
    , 05/28/2021

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    Carlos is very honest and service gets done quickly. He did a through check on my car to make sure he was accurate his diagnostics.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Very professional and great people & excellent customer service here thanks a lot Sam and Carlos
    , 05/28/2021

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    Honest and communicative mechanics. They are willing to help your every need. Carlos was very professional and understanding towards my situation and the work they did was quick and for a reasonable price. Highly recommend for all your vehicle needs. Hard to find a honest and reliable mechanic these days but as soon as they got to work on my car, they had my full trust.
    , 05/28/2021