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

  • Carlos and Sam are great! This is the second time I have taken my Range Rover to them, and once again, treated fairly, professionally, and was under budget. Very knowledgeable and personable. Strongly recommend.
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  • Great customer service. Fast and reliable and great prices!
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  • Loved the place took my car in today because I took it to another shop where they wanted to charge $800 and Sam and his guys did it in 10 minutes for $49 and took care of my problem now my car is running great.. Very recommended to take your vehicle
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  • Reliable men. They helped me with my car which wasn't running great. They did 100% good job.
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  • First off, thank you to Sam the business owner. A quality assurance call was made after repairs to my vehicle were completed and appreciated the check in call. I originally wrote a review highlighting my negative experiences. However, I've had a change of heart after talking with Sam. I appreciate businesses that take reviews to heart and want to know how they can improve and provide 5 star service. Needless to say, my truck runs great, my relationship with the shop is better and not only will I return if need be in the future, I recommend GT Pit to my family and friends. God Bless.
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  • Honest work at a reasonable price!
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  • Second time doing business with them and both times were great experiences. Customer service was excellent and the job got done quickly.
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  • I now love this place! I brought my car in for a flat tire repair and was seen right away, wasn't even there 15 minutes! Very nice, close to home, perfect in price, will always go back!
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  • Had a nice experience with the workers, and they fixed my flat.
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  • Reliable honest good mechanic shop Sam is a great individual.
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  • Good prices even less then half the price of the dealers
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  • These guys are great honest, helpful, and very knowledgeable love this place.
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  • I take both my cars here the owner Sam is real friendly and great at explaining the issues that are wrong.
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  • Good prices and a awesome place to go too, very friendly and nice, thank you again Sam!!!
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  • My car was messed up and they fixed it within a day fast and reliable.
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