Tips & Advice
Why have an ASE Technician work on your vehicle?
ASE certification takes the guesswork out of finding a good technician. The independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests and certifies the competence of individual automotive repair technicians so you can be assured of their skills and knowledge.
Proven Experience, Skills and Knowledge
To become certified, technicians must pass at least one of ASEs 40-plus difficult national exams and provide proof of two years of relevant work experience. Prior to taking ASE exams, many technicians attend training classes or put in hours of study to prepare.
Today’s complex vehicles demand current technical knowledge. ASE requires technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified. All ASE credentials have expiration dates.
Recommended Service Intervals:
Each manufacturer has compiled a list of recommended service intervals. For details, just look in your owner’s manual. Each make and model has different recommendations, but here are some general guidelines:
Listed below are a few other benefits to keeping your car serviced at scheduled at scheduled intervals:
The more timely vehicle servicing you do, the more money you save in the long run.
The longer you wait until you service, the harder your car has to work. Cars suffer carbon build up, dirty fuel injectors, and dirty throttle bodies. City driving is especially hard on cars. Fuel filters get plugged causing the pump to labor harder. This creates a domino effect on everything from the spark plugs to the transmission. Waiting doesn’t make sense.
The Importance of Changing your Oil
Changing your oil regularly is the single most important service you can do for your car, and it’s one of the easiest. Oil is produced to conform to the needs of your car; it’s the life of the engine. Dirty oil creates leaks, scored bearings and over consumption. You can never change it too much but it’s recommended at every 3,000 miles.