Should Auto Mechanics be Required to be Licensed?

In may places auto mechanics or auto technicians are not required to have a license to fix cars. Should we require mechanics to have a license before they can work on cars or trucks? Would forcing mechanics to have a license make things better for mechanics? How is a license different from ASE certification? Today we talk about about mechanic license!

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4 replies
  1. Robert A Dundas
    Robert A Dundas says:

    More government interference on topics of which they know nothing about and would mess up anyway. Moreover……..why would they care? I think the automotive industry is self-policing with their public. If your shop is a screw-up, you’re going to hear about it on YELP or whatever other social media that will scream to the heavens on mistakes and bad service. If it’s not good, you’re business is going to suffer. That does a lot more to weed out the bozos from the the legit shops than any silly licensing could do.

    • Charles
      Charles says:

      Yep. I think there is plenty of work to do with shops doing better for their customers. I don’t think letting the Govt regulating more will help anything.

  2. Don
    Don says:

    Hey check this out…. Do automotive technicians need to be licensed…?
    So I’m a Aircraft Mechanic (AMT) the faa doesn’t require a license, were only issued a certificate that allows us to work on and sign off US Aircraft only.

  3. Shaun H
    Shaun H says:

    Robert A Dundas you are right buddy. With the current informational trends, you can easily distinguish between a marketing and a professional service.
    But the sad part is, some people can abuse even this. But if you sit your butt for additional 10 minutes to do a proper research, you won’t regret it!
    Even with our car removal Perth services we have more marketing than professionals.
    However, the worst part of this is, they would do anything to be in front of the audience. And even if their website is removed, they will make another one.


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