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Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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.

What People Say About Us


  • -Shannon R.

    Always use Garys for all my car needs. He is honest reasonably price and service fast ans friendly.


  • -Lawren W.

    Great place to get an E-Test done. I showed up without an appointment and 20mins later I was on my way. Excellent service and friendly staff.


  • -Julie D.

    Excellent service! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!


  • -Anna C.

    Amazing and clean great service. They are very polite and very respectful


  • -Amanda B.

    Excellent customer service! And a ride home too!!


  • -Danielle G.

    Kind, helpful and a no BS attitude... These guys care about your safety, your vehicle and the community. Top notch!


  • -Michael S.

    Very happy with my experience at Gary's Service and would recommend them to anyone who wants friendly knowledgeable service for a fair price.


  • -Emma M.

    Staff were so friendly and professional. They did an amazing job with my car and were speedy.


  • -Lyndsie R.

    Very knowledgeable mechanics at this shop, well priced maintenance services. They are family owned and operated which makes it that much better.


  • -Steve B.

    Great service and got the job done 100%


  • -A

    Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They we able to look after me on short notice. Would recommend them to anyone.


  • -Jody B.

    Gary's Service & Towing: Beloved by the community and this single mom.


  • -Lawren Wetzel

    Great place to get an E-Test done. I showed up without an appointment and 20 mins later I was on my way. Excellent service and friendly staff.


  • -Shannon R.

    Always use Garys for all my car needs. He is honest reasonably price and service fast ans friendly.

Call us for service: 905-476-4611

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Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario
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