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The International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) is the largest network of automotive repair professionals in the world: a group of 74,003 from 156 countries. The members of this group exchange technical knowledge with their peers around the globe, sharing over 1.7 million years of experience.
"The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services."
ASA's Code of Ethics
The owners and managers of automotive service businesses that belong to the Automotive Service Association agree to adhere to a Code of Ethics. ASA's Code of Ethics is the automotive service industry's standard for professional business practices.
ASE certifies the technical competence of individual technicians, not repair facilities. Prior to taking ASE certification tests, many technicians attend training classes or study on their own in order to brush up on their knowledge. By passing difficult, national tests, ASE-certified technicians prove their technical competence to themselves, to their employers, and to their customers. Moreover, shop owners and managers who encourage their employees to become certified can be counted on to be concerned about the other aspects of their business.
How Certification Works
About 100,000 technicians sit for ASE tests each May and November at over 750 locations. Technicians who pass at least one exam and fulfill the two-year work experience requirement become ASE-certified. Those who pass a battery of exams (and fulfill the experience requirement) earn Master Technician status.
The tests, developed by industry experts with oversight from ASE's own in-house pros, are administered by ACT, the same group known for its college entrance exams.
There are specialty exams covering all major areas of repair. There are eight tests for auto technicians alone: Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Heating and Air Conditioning, Suspension and Steering, Manual Drive Train and Axles, and Automatic Transmissions. (There are also exams for collision repair technicians, engine machinists, parts specialists, and others.)
ASE requires technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified. All ASE credentials have expiration dates.
The staff at Tunxis Service Center feels a duty to keep our customers informed about their automotive needs. We recommend following the maintenance intervals outlined in your owner’s manual.
When we service a vehicle, we inspect it for potential problems or maintenance needs. Our customers will then have the information they need, in a prioritized list, so they can make a fully informed decision.