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Getting Ahead with ASE Certification

Ask any automotive technician and they’ll tell you that the best way to get an edge in a competitive job market, or to secure a coveted promotion, is to add ASE certifications to your resume. A special title given out by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to qualifying technicians, ASE certification can be earned in many areas of the automotive industry.

To earn ASE certification, technicians must pass an exam that focuses on the skills needed in everyday situations and by having at least two years of on-the-job experience or a two-year auto repair degree plus one year of job experience. In addition, ASE-certified professionals have to pass a test every five years to retain their certification.

Test Preparation with Garage Gurus® eLearning

Get ready for your ASE certification exam with test preparation from the Garage Gurus eLearning Program. Online training from Garage Gurus offers ASE test preparation in convenient online classes that fit your busy schedule. You can take Garage Gurus eLearning ASE test prep courses on any device with an Internet connection; use a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to learn.

Each test preparation module includes several ASE sample test questions, where after selecting a choice, you’re given the correct answer along with an explanation as to why the other answers were incorrect. You can buy individual courses or you can purchase a bundle that includes all of the ASE Test Prep eLearning courses at a discounted price.

The Garage Gurus eLearning online automotive training offers a variety of ASE test prep courses:

A1 Engine Repair

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Areas covered:

  • General engine diagnosis
  • Cylinder head and valvetrain diagnosis and repair
  • Engine block diagnosis and repair
  • Lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair
  • Fuel, electrical, ignition and exhaust systems diagnosis and repair

A2 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

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Areas Covered:

  • General transmission/transaxle diagnosis
    • Mechanical/hydraulic systems
    • Electronic systems
  • In-vehicle transmission/transaxle maintenance and repair
  • Off-vehicle transmission/transaxle repair
    • Removal and installation
    • Disassembly and assembly
    • Friction and reaction units

A3 Manual Drivetrains and Axles

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Areas Covered:

  • Clutch diagnosis and repair
  • Transmission diagnosis and repair
  • Transaxle diagnosis and repair
  • Drive shaft/half-shaft and universal joint/constant velocity (cv) joint diagnosis and repair (front and rear wheel drive)
  • Drive axle diagnosis and repair
    • Ring and pinion gears
    • Differential case/carrier assembly
    • Limited slip/locking differential
    • Axle shafts and housing
  • Four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive component diagnosis and repair

A4 Suspension and Steering

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Areas Covered:

  • Steering systems diagnosis and repair
  • Steering columns
  • Steering units
  • Steering linkage
  • Electric assist
  • Suspension systems diagnosis and repair
  • Front suspensions
  • Rear suspensions
  • Related suspension and steering service
  • Wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair
  • Wheel and tire diagnosis and service

A5 Brakes

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Areas Covered:

  • Hydraulic system diagnosis and repair
  • Master cylinder
  • Lines and hoses
  • Valves and switches
  • Bleeding, flushing and leak testing
  • Drum brake diagnosis and repair
  • Disc brake diagnosis and repair
  • Power assist unit diagnosis and repair
  • Miscellaneous systems diagnosis
  • Electronic brake control systems
  • Diagnosis and repair

A6 Electricity and Electronics

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Areas Covered:

  • General electrical/electronic system overview
  • Battery and starting system diagnosis and repair
  • Charging system diagnosis and repair
  • Lighting system diagnosis and repair
  • Instrument cluster and driver information systems diagnosis and repair
  • Body electrical systems diagnosis and repair

A7 Heating and Air Conditioning

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Areas Covered:

  • A/C system service, diagnosis and repair
  • Refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair
  • Compressor and clutch
  • Evaporator, condenser and related components
  • Heating and engine cooling systems diagnosis and repair
  • Operating systems and related controls diagnosis and repair
  • Electrical
  • Vacuum/mechanical
  • Automatic and semi-automatic heating, ventilating and A/C systems

A8 Engine Performance

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Areas Covered:

  • General engine diagnosis
  • Ignition system diagnosis and repair
  • Fuel, air induction and exhaust system diagnosis and repair
  • Emission control systems diagnosis and repair
  • Computerized engine control diagnosis

A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

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Areas Covered:

  • General diagnosis
  • Cylinder head and valvetrain diagnosis and repair
  • Engine block diagnosis and repair
  • Lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair
  • Air induction and exhaust systems diagnosis and repair
  • Fuel system diagnosis and repair

C1 Service Consultant

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Areas Covered:

  • Customer relations
  • Sales skills
  • Vehicle system knowledge
  • Vehicle service and maintenance intervals
  • Warranty, service contracts, service bulletins and campaign/recalls
  • Vehicle identification
  • Shop operations
  • Internal relations

G1 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

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Areas Covered:

  • Engine systems
  • Automatic transmission/transaxle
  • Manual drivetrain and axles
  • Suspension and steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning

L1 Advanced Engine Performance

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Areas Covered:

  • General powertrain diagnosis
  • Computerized powertrain controls diagnosis
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Fuel systems and air induction diagnosis
  • Emission control system diagnosis
  • I/M failure diagnosis

P2 Parts Specialist

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Areas Covered:

  • General operations
  • Customer relations and sales skills
  • Vehicle systems knowledge
  • Vehicle identification
  • Catalog and information systems skills
  • Inventory management
  • Merchandising
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The ASE test prep bundle, along with five other category-specific bundles, are available in the Garage Gurus eLearning store.

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