At Clark Automotive Systems, we believe that it’s important for our customers to understand what is behind a certified mechanic.
You may have seen the ASE blue logo at an auto repair shop, or an ASE blue patch on the sleeve of your favorite mechanic's shirt.
ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence. It's a designation earned by testing via the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (www.asecert.org).
To become ASE certified, a technician first must have repair experience on a particular system, then take and pass the ASE test for that system. ASE certifications are valid for 4 years, then the technician must re-take and pass the updated test to be recertified on that particular system.
For example, if a technician has been working at a brake repair shop for a year and wants to become ASE certified, since he qualifies with his experience on brakes, he may take the ASE brake test. Once the technician passes the ASE test on brakes, he is given an ASE Certification on Brakes and can now wear the ASE blue patch and display the ASE logo at his workplace.
Our ASE Certifications
When you see the ASE logo at a repair facility, be aware, that not all of the mechanics at the shop need to be certified for the shop to display the certification logo. Unless you ask, you don’t know if the mechanic working on your car is ASE certified, or which type of ASE certification he has achieved.
Today’s automobiles are so technologically advanced that most technicians specialize in just a few areas. Technicians can be tested and certified on any of eight general automotive areas:
- Engine Repair
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
- Manual Drivetrain & Axels
- Suspension & Steering
- Electrical Systems
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Engine Performance
Contact us if you have any questions, or click the button below to schedule your auto service with one of our ASE Certified Technicians.
BOSCH Certified Service
A peek inside our shop just before we open in the morning.
Our mechanics love automobiles, whether it’s driving 200 mph on a race track, cruising along the coast, or opening it up on an empty highway... There’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of our favorite car or truck.
Keeping that special feeling over time is what drives us. The key to keeping your automobile for the long haul is consistent maintenance and an occasional auto repair. This keeps your vehicle at its peak performance. The best place to take your car or truck for all of its servicing needs is to one of the 14,000 members of the worldwide Bosch Service network.
The Bosch Service network is a collection of the top independent repair centers, servicing gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles. Bosch Service centers receive quality parts, diagnostic and wheel service equipment and training from Bosch, the largest original-equipment parts manufacturer in the world.
All Bosch Service centers must pass a rigorous evaluation to be accepted to the program, and are frequently inspected to make sure the high Bosch standards are being maintained. This ensures you that you will receive reliable maintenance and repair, with exemplary customer service, whenever you visit a Bosch Service center.
At Clarke Automotive Systems, our goal is to keep your vehicle on the road for many years of driving enjoyment. We specialize in auto repair, transmission repair, alignment, and much more – these are just a few things that make us one of the best local auto repair shops in Brandon, Florida, and the surrounding areas.