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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has declared June 6-12, 2011 as National Automotive Service Professionals Week. This year marks the sixth anniversary of National Automotive Service Professional's Week, created to honor the commitment and dedication of automotive, truck and collision technicians, along with parts specialists and other support professionals who serve the motoring public. For 2011, ASE continues this recognition and has it listed in the 2011 Chase's Calendar of Events.
Parents, if becoming an automotive technician is not high on your list of career choices for your child, it’s time to look again.
Today’s consumers are looking for value as the economy slows and families grow more concerned about their finances. People are eating in more, avoiding exotic vacations, cutting back on discretionary spending, and are keeping their vehicles longer. The average age of today’s vehicle has topped nine years.
According to the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by altering a few habits. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go-green.
Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ASE:
It’s foolhardy to head out in a poorly maintained vehicle in the dead of winter, of course, but even vehicle owners in temperate zones need to consider a fall car-care check, note the pros with the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), an independent group that tests and certifies the competence of auto technicians.
“Regular, routine maintenance can help improve your gasoline mileage, reduce pollution, and catch minor problems before they become big headaches,” says Martin Lawson, ASE’s editorial director.
Vehicles that receive regular maintenance and service maintain more of their value, get better gasoline mileage, and pollute less than cars that are neglected. But today’s computer-loaded systems leave many former do-it-yourselfers hesitant to do much weekend tinkering. What’s a conscientious vehicle owner to do?
How Consumers Benefit from ASE Technician Certification
A NASCAR Car Chief makes his living communicating. It’s his job to make sure all the changes that Crew Chief wants made are finished, and he must be accurate and exact on instructions to various members of the crew at the track.
An indisputable fact of American life: our enduring love affair with our vehicles, some defining this as our freedom of mobility. Freedom becomes the active word.
Another fact of American life is our shortage of people to repair these 233 million vehicles. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' forecasts that repair shops nationwide face an annual shortage of about 35,000 auto technicians through 2010.