Full Service Automotive Repair & Maintenance
About Brandy's Automotive in Bend, Oregon
Who We Are
Brandy’s Automotive has offered full maintenance auto repair services in Central Oregon since 1993. We’re committed to high quality full service automotive repair maintenance.
Brandy’s Automotive technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE certification distinguishes competency of repair and service professionals through testing and certification. Brandy’s Automotive is also committed to the industry standard for auto repair service as outlined by the Automotive Service Association® Code of Ethics.
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, about 400,000 professionals hold 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, auto service consultants, and collision damage estimators.
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.
Paper/Pencil tests are conducted twice a year at over 750 locations around the country and are administered by ACT, known for its academic and occupational testing programs. In addition, selected tests are offered in a computer-based testing (CBT) format at 200 sites for two five-week periods each year. The exams stress knowledge of job-related skills. The tests are no cinch to pass; approximately one out of three test takers fails.
Motorists 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 areas of expertise (brakes, engine repair, etc.), while employers often display their technicians’ credentials in the customer waiting area.
Motorists should look for facilities that display the ASE Seal of Excellence® logo.
NAPA Auto Center
NAPA AutoCare is designed with today’s consumers in mind. NAPA knows that a primary concern by many consumers is to find a reputable auto repair business that performs quality work and at a fair price in your commnuity.
NAPA AutoCare is not a franchise, but rather, a quality standard where independent repair business owners are invited to join based upon their community reputation, integrity, qualifications and expertise.
Wherever your travels may take you, as well as right within Bend Oregon, you’ll find a NAPA AutoCare Center that can professionally take care of all your vehicle needs.
Swing by Brandy’s Automotive in Bend Oregon and you will see us displaying the NAPA AutoCare Center sign proudly.