ASE certification is a major badge of honor and experience for an auto mechanic. It also assures you that a given mechanic is supremely knowledgeable in the maintenance, repair and replacement of your car's major and minor automotive parts. Following, our Harbin Chevrolet service team demystifies this all-important certification.

Why ASE Certification is So Important and Respected

The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence, a non-profit founded in the 1970s, issues ASE certification. The certification is the equivalent of a master's degree in automotive repair. It signifies that a mechanic's proficiency meets/exceeds evolving standards in the automotive industry for the repair of:

  • Automatic and manual transmissions
  • Engines
  • Front-wheel drive axles
  • Heating/air conditioning
  • Brakes
  • Electrical systems
  • Suspension
  • And more

How to Become ASE Certified

The ASE certification process is somewhat long and rigorous. This is intentional. It weeds out those who are less passionate and capable. Before even sitting for an ASE certification exam, a prospective auto mechanic requires one of the following:

  • A two-year degree in automotive repair and one year of on-the-job training
  • Two year's of on-the-job training
  • Successful completion of an automotive repair apprenticeship


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