Why You Should Choose an ASE Certified Body Shop

Why You Should Choose an ASE Certified Body Shop

People love their cars. Your vehicle is more than just a machine that helps you get from "Point A" to "Point B." It is your baby, an extension of yourself. You personalize it and care for it like a family member, so if it has been damaged by an accident, rogue shopping cart, hail storm, or general wear and tear, you want to make sure you take your car to a body shop you can trust. 

But how do you choose the right shop? 

One step to picking the right shop is to look for one that is ASE certified. 

In this article, we are talking about the importance of choosing an ASE certified body shop.

What is ASE Certification?

The automotive industry has been around for over 100 years but really took off in the middle of the last century. With the increase in the popularity of the automobile came the need for body shops. However, it became quickly apparent that not all mechanics and shops are the same. There was a need for standards in the industry, and thus, the non-profit Automotive Service Excellence certification was born. Per their website:

"ASE exists to protect the automotive service customer, shop owner, and service professional...We certify the service individual so they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge." 

In order to become ASE certified, applicants must have at least two years of experience within the automotive industry. Then the person must pass an ASE specialty test, choosing from a wide range of topics and specifications. There are also more advanced ASE Master certifications for those who want to pursue additional expertise. 

Ultimately, this certification exists to prove a shop has the skill and experience to repair your car the way you expect. Here are a few more reasons to choose an ASE certified body shop.

 

Four Reasons to Choose an ASE Certified Auto Body Shop 

1) You Want Your Automobile Insurance to Count

If you have had enough damage to your car’s body to bring it to the shop, you may be in a situation where you are using your insurance. When you have to call your insurance company, you want to make sure their payout counts for something, especially if it could potentially cause your rates to rise. You want to make sure all repairs are made correctly, so you want to make sure the body shop you choose is ASE certified. 

2) You Want Your Vehicle Repaired Correctly

Whatever damage was repaired, you know it is vital to make sure it is done properly. You do not want to have to return to the shop for corrections later. Furthermore, improperly performed repairs are a safety hazard for drivers. 

To give yourself the best chance at making sure the repairs were done correctly the first time, choose an ASE certified body shop. 

3) You Want to Make Sure Your Car Will Last

You want your beloved vehicle to be around for as long as possible. No one likes to replace cars frequently. However, improper repairs can bring your car’s life to an end prematurely. There is no limit to what can go wrong if you take your vehicle to the wrong shop. For drivers who want their cars to be around for a while, you should only trust repairs to an ASE certified body shop. 

4) You Want to Get a Fair Price When You Sell

Eventually, you may want to sell or trade in your car for something new. The dealership and next owner of your vehicle will likely care deeply who you allowed to work on your vehicle. If you want to make sure you get the price you deserve for it, you need to be able to show that your care has been serviced exclusively be ASE certified shops.

First Aid Collision in Asheville is proud to have ASE certified technicians in our shop. First Aid Collision is a full-service body shop located in the Arden area of South Asheville. Whether you’ve been in a collision, or your car or truck has collected its share of road and parking lot scrapes and dings, we can make it look as good as new. 

We have worked hard to develop experience and learn everything we can to make sure you can trust us to perform repairs to your automobile. We know you care about your car. You depend on it to get you where you need to go, and it is part of your family. 

That is why we are proud to be ASE certified, and know you will appreciate our attention to detail and commitment to quality. 

If your vehicle has been damaged and needs to be repaired, contact First Aid Collision or bring your car to the shop. In the Asheville area, you will not find a better place to take your car or truck.