ATRA Certified Technicians
ATRA is a nationally recognized association that encourages technical competency and a high standard of professionalism in the automatic transmission repair industry. ATRA Certified logo displayed on an ATRA Shop means there are ATRA Certified technicians that have passed tough industry tests to verify their technical knowledge. ATRA certified technicians must be retested every five years.
Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association
ATRA - the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association - is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry. With members across the US and Canada, ATRA's network of automatic transmission repair professionals can offer you repair and warranty coverage anywhere you are likely to drive. Because, wherever you go - from coast to coast - there is always an ATRA member nearby. With nearly 2000 members, ATRA is larger than every automatic transmission repair chain combined - nearly three times the size of the largest chain in the US. Which means that no chain can provide better warranty coverage than ATRA's network of professional service centers. Every ATRA member must adhere to ATRA's Code of Ethics - ATRA's standards for providing honest, professional service. So, when you take your car to an ATRA member, you are assured of polite, professional service, at an honest price. And not just automatic transmission repair: most ATRA members also provide diagnostic and repair service for manual transmissions, clutches, differentials, driveshafts, drive axles, and transfer cases. Which all boils down to one inescapable conclusion: If your car starts but does not move, you need to call your nearby ATRA member - right away!
Automotive Service Excellence
Finding a good auto repair facility is always a concern, especially when the unexpected happens. One important thing to remember is to look for ASE Certification.
ASE-certified automotive technicians and other service professionals can be identified in several ways. The most obvious is to look for the ASE sign on the facility. Once inside, most establishments proudly display the ASE certificates earned by their technicians in their office or waiting room. Finally, the technicians may be wearing an ASE patch on the shoulder of their uniform. All ASE-certified professionals are proud of their achievement and are more than willing to show you their credentials.
ASE has years of experience helping the automotive industry verify the skills and knowledge of the technicians working at dealerships, independent repair shops, collision shops, franchises, fleets, and more. Car owners and the service and repair industry regard ASE certification as the standard measure of competency and a guide to quality auto repairs.
ASE has taken this responsibility one step further by offering a recognition opportunity for highly qualified repair facilities, which allows them to showcase their technicians and their commitment to excellence. It is called the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program. The program’s emphasis is to identify establishments with a large percentage of ASE-certified professionals. It is a recognition program for businesses striving to be the best, and willing to prove their commitment.
AC Delco TSS Member
ACDelco has a tremendous history that encompasses almost 100 years. With new advances in parts technology, new inventions and innovative ideas, ACDelco holds the highest standards in the industry.
BBB Accredited Business
BBBs gather and report information on business reliability, alert the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provide information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes. News media frequently turn to the CBBB and local BBBs as expert sources of news about scams and consumer issues.
Bureau of Automotive Repair
The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) is part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. BAR has statutory oversight responsibilities for several statewide licensing programs, including the Smog Check and the Lamp and Brake Certification programs. BAR licenses and regulates more than 35,000 California automotive repair dealers, nearly 2,000 lamp and brake stations, more than 7,500 Smog Check stations, nearly 4,000 lamp and brake technicians, and more than 16,000 Smog Check technicians.
Carquest Technical Institute
CARQUEST Technical Institute conducts world-class training for professional technicians and automotive repair facility owners offered through CARQUEST Auto Parts stores that will improve their ability to diagnose and repair today's vehicles productively and profitably.
JASPER has been re-manufacturing quality products since 1942 and today, with over 20 acres under roof at six facilities, we are the nation's largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, rear axle assemblies, marine engines, stern drives, performance engines, and electric motors. JASPER's 2000 Associates and 36 branch and distributor locations are committed to providing you with the perfect product. Our processes and procedures are designed to produce a quality component that will meet or exceed the expectations of every one of our customers. And, we back up that commitment with a 36 month/75,000 mile warranty on our gas engines, transmissions and differentials. That means you can have confidence in your vehicle's performance for years to come, and confidence in JASPER for life. Click here for a full warranty disclosure and coverage on our entire product line...
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was esablished in the early 1970's and the organization's mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of auto repair and service professionals. The institue works in every segment of the automotive industry: car and truck dealerships, independant auto repair garages, fleets, service stations, franchises, and more. Each member is required to take one or more of ASE's 40+ exams that are grouped into specialties for automobile, medium/heavy truck, truck equipment, parts specialists, collision repair technicians, and collision damage estimators. Only upon passing at least one exam and providing proof of two years or relevant work experience can a auto repair shop become certified. Furthermore, ASE certified affiliates must be retested every five years.
Transtar Industries, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the leading aftermarket transmission parts supplier to the automotive repair industry. Transtar has over 60 locations in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and an international division that serves more than 70 countries around the globe.