Category Archives: ASE Auto Repair Technicians

The ASE-Certified Difference for Auto Repair

At Sallas Auto, we are proud to employ ASE-Certified technicians to work on your vehicles. We care about your car or truck as much as you do,and take careful measures to ensure that your vehicle is well-cared for. Technicians who are ASE-Certified are the best in the business. They spend several months attending training classes or studying in order to refresh their auto repair knowledge. They then take a difficult national test to prove competency. Once at least one of the difficult tests is completed and the technician has two years of experience, they are given the distinction of ASE Certified. For auto repair technicians like our own Nick Sallas who have completed all of the ASE tests and have at least two years of experience, they are given the title “Master Technician.” Just as any other professional, ASE auto repair technicians can be certified in their areas of specialty. When looking for a repair shop, ask about the technicians and if they are mater certified, or specialize ... read more

Don’t Neglect Your Timing Belt

Do you know where your car’s timing belt is? Do you know what it does? Most people don’t but it’s a vital part of your car and once it breaks your car will simply stop. In its tracks. No matter where you are or where you’re headed. The timing belt controls, guess what, the timing of your engine. More specifically, the precise speed the camshaft turns. It may last for years, and usually does, but if you don’t check it now and then you could be in real trouble. If your timing belt breaks your car will cease to move and this could be a problem if you’re on a busy street or highway. If your car is equipped with what’s called an interference engine that could mean real repair problems. An interference engine lacks good clearance between valves and pistons so when a timing belts breaks it could mean bent valves or a broken piston and that adds up to high repair bucks. Even a small slip in belt ... read more

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