Technician vs mechanic
In the automotive repair industry, many people think the words technician and mechanic mean the same thing, but they don't.
For the most part, mechanics specialize in more of the hands-on work like changing brake pads, oil changes and tires. Their skill set revolves around the rudimentary care of machinery and motors, which could include other motors like boat motors. Automotive technicians can do these tasks as well, but they also deal with more complex mechanisms to the automobile like electrical, technological, diagnostic and identification of drivability complaints.
Did you know that in the state of Oregon, mechanics are not required to be licensed to service cars and trucks?
At Lance's Superior Auto, I only employ ASE Certified Technicians and Service Advisor.
An ASE Certified Technician meets state-specific training requirements and are tested on the material. ASE certification provides over 40 different tests through its impartial and nonprofit organization where technicians can become certified in various automotive and transportation areas. There is an assurance that the technicians at Lance's Superior Auto have been vetted by me, and ASE.
Cars are vastly different than 50 years ago. Sure, the basics of mechanics are still there, but we now have engine, transmission, ABS, power steering, and dozens of other computers in the vehicles, hybrid engines, automated driving systems and so much more. It simply makes sense to have ASE Certified Technicians who are qualified in identifying, diagnosing, and fixing a complex mechanical problem.
There are certain areas you can't just "wing it." In automotive repair, it is imperative to have qualified technicians working on our cars. We aren't making a Big Mac, we are ensuring your safety and reliability on the road.
Lance's Superior Auto Service
30775 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd, Suite D, Wilsonville