Automotive Service Excellence
Until the early 1970s, consumers had no way to distinguish between incompetent and competent mechanics. In response to this need, the independent, non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972.
ASE's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.
At present there are over 420,000 professionals with current certifications. They work in every segment of the automotive service industry: car and truck dealerships, independent garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more.
Here's how ASE certification works: Prospective candidates register for and take one or more of ASE's 40-plus exams. The tests are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, school bus, and collision repair technicians as well as engine machinists, alternate fuels technicians, parts specialists, collision damage estimators and auto service consultants.
Upon passing at least one exam and after providing proof of two years of relevant work experience, the test taker becomes ASE certified. Certification, however, is not for life. To remain certified, those with ASE credentials must be retested every five years.
The tests, which are conducted twice a year at over 700 locations around the country, are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. They are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.
Consumers benefit from ASE certification. It is a valuable yardstick by which to measure the knowledge and skills of individual technicians as well as the commitment to quality of the repair facility employing ASE-certified professionals.
ASE-certified professionals usually wear blue and white ASE insignia and carry credentials listing their exact area(s) of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians' credentials in the customer waiting area.
Consumers should look for facilities that display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence© logo.
Five Star Service.
These guys are honest and very good at what they do. If you want your vehicle's problems diagnosed and repaired correctly Baucom's is definitely a great choice.
He's respectful . He won't do any unnecessary work and he keeps you updated on the progress. He does great work.
Every review of this place was pretty accurate. Quite satisfied.
Fair prices, honest, professional .... I haven't had to take my car back because of something not being done properly or to question a suspicious malfunction after a job was completed.
They are honest and fast! Lennie is down to earth and wouldn't take my car anywhere else!!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Baucom's . Lennie and John treat you like family and always take care of the problem. They are honest and fair, best prices, too. This is my shop for life. You can't do better than this.
I love going to Baucoms becuase the owner is always honest about repairs and will give you an estimate. He will even look over your car and tell you which parts may be going bad or what you will need to replace in the next couple of months or year. He would also give me advice on where to go if he couldn't repair my car in his shop. It is very refreshing to go to a car shop and not be scammed. I will go there again and again.
Lenny Baucom is a fair and honest person. His place has been fixing my cars for over 4 years now and he gives you great service with a fair price.
Lenny is a very good mechanic and has serviced many of our vehicles over the last several years. He has fair prices and only does what needs to be fixed. Highly recommended!