Greasy hands, dirty rags, the smell of gasoline—these are hallmarks of a typical auto repair shop. With cars growing more sophisticated, thanks to the use of state-of-the-art computers, more car owners are flocking to trusted Washington, DC auto repair mechanics, instead of engaging in the usual Sunday DIY car repairs. Tinkering with black boxes and highly calibrated onboard computers is not for amateurs; they require sophisticated diagnostics and adjustments by professionals.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has urged the public to be careful in looking for a mechanic in town. To help guide the public, the institute certifies service centers, such as Georgetown Shell, which have met the stringent requirements the ASE has set out for certification.