Get ASE Certified and Get Ahead – TruckSeries Can Help!

ase spring registrationToday’s vehicles, including both commercial trucks and passenger cars, are complex machines incorporating some very complicated systems. The ability to diagnose quickly is a key to repairing modern vehicles accurately and efficiently. And the first step is to understand how a component or system works.

The best way to achieve this skill and set yourself apart from your peers is through education combined with ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. There are many options to learn the required skills, including formal programs offered through colleges, trade schools and training institutes. In addition, many OEM websites offer training manuals, study guides and instructional manuals at no cost.

Another excellent educational resource that you may not have considered is your Mitchell 1 TruckSeries truck repair information software (Or ProDemand on the automotive side)!  Most articles contain a section titled “Description & Operation” with information relating to system operation, specifications, notes, warnings and cautions — all designed to provide basic system operating conditions. Browse through the articles to supplement your preparation for the ASE exams.

The ASE website has practice tests, tips and study guides available. Ask your fellow technicians if they have any ASE study guides that you may borrow. At Mitchell 1, we have a library set up with ASE study guides that our editorial teams share. Our industry is evolving quickly and staying current is critical to success – both at Mitchell 1 and in the aftermarket.

ASE Test Spring Registration opened April 1 and runs through June 30. Nothing shows your commitment to your career and demonstrates your expertise better than certification. Spend a few hours a couple nights a week studying and brushing up on your skills. Put your best foot forward and create your own future with ASE certification. The hard work, dedication and pride will surely be noticed by all.

Here are links to ASE resources:

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Bruce Cansler

Bruce Cansler started his automotive career in 1973 as a technician for Datsun. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Seabee Construction Mechanic with 20 active years of service and 10 as a reservist, then spent time working in Ford, Lexus and Caterpillar dealerships. Bruce has obtained ASE certifications in both cars and medium/heavy trucks and has worked with the Commercial Vehicle Group at Mitchell 1 since 2009.