Techs provide valuable feedback on ASE Engine Repair Survey

The deadline to take the survey is April 30, 2024. As a thank you, ASE will randomly award $500 Snap-on gift cards to five lucky individuals who share their time and experience by taking the survey.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has received over 8,000 responses to its gasoline engine repair survey. The deadline to take the survey is April 30, 2024. As a thank you, ASE will randomly award $500 Snap-on gift cards to five lucky individuals who share their time and experience by taking the survey.

“The response to this survey has been tremendous and we want to thank everyone that has participated so far,” said Matt Shepanek, vice president, credential testing programs for ASE. “The preliminary results will be shared with the industry, used to update training and will be included in the review of the ASE engine repair tasks and test questions.” 

ASE was commissioned to conduct a series of studies to identify and understand which repair tasks automotive service technicians perform most frequently. The initial survey is focused on gasoline engine repair tasks. 

Survey results obtained through April 9 showed that 72 percent of those that completed the survey are currently A1 certified or were in the past, and 76 percent hold one or more ASE A2-A8 automotive certifications. A majority of those respondents hold each of those respective certifications.

Regarding training, technicians receive training from a variety of sources including on the job (79%), OEM training (69%), college (57%), high school (53%) and aftermarket (47%). Among those who completed the survey, 82% said they have 10 or more years of experience and 57% said ASE certifications factored into their pay plans.

ASE conducted a press conference at the recent NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) Expo to review the results of its engine repair survey. Donna Wagner, vice president of media and industry relations for ASE, was on site to share the results to date.

For more information and to take the survey, visit here.


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