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  • Mon 7:30AM - 4:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 4:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 4:00PM
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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

  • Best Service!
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    , 01/02/2020

    My son is a student in Jacksonville. He needed an alternator for his car. While he was in class the staff at Viking worked with me over the phone to ensure that his car was ready to go as soon as possible. I felt assured that I was being given the best service at a very reasonable price. If the need arises again I will make sure to go to Viking for service.

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    Harry and Steve are great. One shop told me I needed a new condenser and they found it was just a pressure switch. Saved me $350! Good people.

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    Very friendly and helpful people here. Rebuilt an alternator for 1993 Grand Marquis for me 15 years for the best price. Today I called for another rebuild though they couldn't help me due to the limited supply of parts for my Mazda, I'm still a happy customer, thanks for help!

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    Fast service. Did not try to fix anything that wasn't broken. Told me what the issue was and fixed it. Pricing is good. Will return if services are needed again.

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    Harry (owner) is a very honest, reasonable and transparent owner- something you don't find with most local and nationwide shops. I highly recommend him!!

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    When the alternator on my Volvo needed to be replaced, Harry gave me the best price out of all of the shops I received quotes from (five shops total, the highest quote was over $300 more than I was charged here). Very happy.

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    Very professional local business, I just had my ac issue fixed at a very reasonable price and by very friendly and outgoing staff in a very expedient manner. I will definitely come to them for any future issues. Thanks!

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    Great mechanics. Very professional and knowledgeable and friendly. They have been able to work on my homemade trike motorcycle when no one else could. I can highly recommend them.

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    Excellent service and professional work.

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    Very personable and knowledgeable staff, especially Harry. I recommend them to everyone.

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    They did a great job in helping diagnose an ongoing issue with my car. Very helpful!

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    Very professional, friendly and courteous. They do excellent work at a fair price. I will recommend them to all I can.

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    I came in got a rate when I got the call back they told me it was gonna be 100 dollars cheaper than expected and the truck works great. They are there to take care of you not take your money.

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    Good Service. Good communication. Fair pricing. In and out same day. I would definitely recommend and will be a return customer.

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    This is the only place I trust to bring my car to for repairs or any maintenance. I highly recommend them for professional and honest service.

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    After exhausting all other options to find a another alternator for my home generator I went and saw Harry at Viking. Within hours he had a replacement and later that day it was installed. Before going to Viking I had given up hope. These guys came through and made the impossible a reality. Highly recommend them!!

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    Mike and Harry are awesome! Fuse kept blowing and no rear lights would work. Mike figured out the problem quickly and got the parts ordered ASAP, all for a fair price!

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    Super awesome shop. My first visit but certainly won't be my last. Did great work and did it quickly. I highly recommend Viking.

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    Left my car late on Sunday night because the dashboard warning lights had gone crazy and worst of all my power steering was not working. Viking called the next morning with the diagnosis, turns out it was the alternator, and the estimate. Repair was completed in a timely manner and I have my vehicle back. Thank you gentlemen for the great work!

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    I picked up my car today. Very clear explanations from Staff, regarding my repairs. The price was also reasonable for my oil pan assembly install. Mike, also informed me of additional detail regarding my vehicle... I will recommend anyone to seek Viking, before seeking Dealerships!

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