LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has designated June as Automotive Service Professionals Month, a time to recognize skilled automotive professionals and the valuable service they provide.
ASE said that today's motor vehicles are highly complex with more advanced technology than ever before, which requires specialized tools and highly trained professionals to perform vehicle repairs.
"Automotive service professionals are employed at general repair shops, vehicle dealerships and service stations across the country, performing essential service to the motoring public by keeping their vehicles in safe, dependable operating condition," the ASE said.
"These professionals must stay up to date on ever-evolving vehicle systems and technologies to effectively perform vehicle maintenance and repairs."
"Please take a moment to recognize vehicle service pros and thank them for the important work they perform whether in person or on social media with the hashtag #ASPM," ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke said.
To commemorate Automotive Service Professionals Month, the ASE has developed a special logo that can be used by companies, organizations and individuals to recognize and honor vehicle service professionals. The logo, along with digital images, can be downloaded for free at ASEtoolkit.com.
The ASE said it helps vehicle owners identify automotive professionals who have proven themselves to be competent and knowledgeable with its "ASE Certified" designation.
ASE Certified technicians are required to prove their technical knowledge by retesting every five years to keep their certifications current. Earning the ASE Blue Seal emblem signifies that a service professional possesses the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform service and repairs, the ASE said.