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Free ASE Practice Tests (updated 2019)

ASE Practice Tests 2019

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a non-profit professional certification group that provides professional certification to those in the automobile repair and service industry throughout the United States as well as parts of Canada. 

Use our free ASE practice tests to pass you exam and get your ASE certification.

ASE Practice Tests and Recommended Study Resources

ASE A1 Engine Repair Practice Test

ASE A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Practice Test

ASE A3 Manual Drive Train Practice Test

ASE A4 Suspension Steering Practice Test

ASE A5 Brakes Practice Test

ASE A6 Electrical Electronic Systems Practice Test

ASE A7 Heating Air Conditioning Practice Test

ASE A8 Engine Performance Practice Test

Many more online resources are available for professionals interested in preparing for the ASE. Many of these resources can be found absolutely free online, such as:

Free ASE Practice Tests and Sample Questions including:

Free Study Guides, Flashcards, and Other Materials Including:

ASE EXAM Description

ASE Certification is granted to automotive professionals who have gained at least two or more years of relevant work experience in their field and passed the requisite ASE certification test. ASE certification provides an automotive professional with a shoulder insignia bearing the ASE logo, an ID card for their wallet, and a framed certificate for his or her shop. These items convey trustworthiness and professionalism to automotive customers, so utilization of available ASE practice tests and other resources is vital for any automotive professional.

The ASE offers many certifications covering all aspects of the automotive repair and automotive service industries. Automotive professionals should make sure to study the ASE practice tests available for their particular ASE certification test. 

There are over 40 ASE certifications available, including:

ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification Test (G1)

This test includes 55 scored questions, as well as 10 research questions which are not scored. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to the maintenance or light repairs of:

  • Engine Systems
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Drive Train/Axles
  • Suspension/Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Heating/Air Conditioning

ASE Automobile & Light Truck Certification Tests (A1 - A9)

This series of tests is intended for those who will perform vehicle repairs as a part of their job function. Candidates must show an understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary in order to service and repair cars, light trucks, and SUVs. Tests offered in this series include:

  • A1 – Engine Repair 
  • A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle 
  • A3 – Manual Drive Train & Axles 
  • A4 – Suspension & Steering 
  • A5 – Brakes 
  • A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning 
  • A8 – Engine Performance 
  • A9 – Light Vehicle Diesel Engines 

ASE Collision Repair & Refinish Certification Tests (B2 – B5)

Those who wish to be recognized as ASE-Certified Master Collision Repair Technicians will take this certification test. Candidates must show the ability to analyze and repair damage due to automotive collision, as well as paint damage. Tests offered in this series include:

  • B2 – Painting & Refinishing 
  • B3 – Non-Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 
  • B4 – Structural Analysis & Damage Repair 
  • B5 – Mechanical & Electrical Components

ASE Damage Analysis & Estimating Certification Test (B6)

This certification test is intended to evaluate professionals who provide estimates for repairs due to collision damage. Candidates must be able to properly analyze and estimate collision damage on an automobile. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to the assessment of damage such as:

  • Damage Analysis
  • Estimating
  • Legal/Environmental Practices
  • Vehicle Construction
  • Vehicle Systems
  • Parts Identification/Source
  • Customer Relations/Sales

ASE Automobile Service Consultant Certification Test (C1)

Any automotive professionals who work in a service consultant role must pass this certification. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to automotive customer service such as:

  • Communications
  • Customer/Internal Relations
  • Vehicle Systems Knowledge
  • Sales Ability
  • Shop Operations

ASE Truck Equipment Certification Tests (E1 – E3)

Those who wish to be recognized as ASE-Certified Master Truck Equipment Technicians must pass this certification test. Candidates must show the ability to diagnose and repair various truck equipment, as well as related systems, on all truck and tractor classes. Tests offered in this series include:

  • E1 – Truck Equipment Installation & Repair 
  • E2 – Electrical/Electronic Systems Installation & Repair
  • E3 – Auxiliary Power Systems Installation & Repair

ASE Alternate Fuels Certification Test (F1)

This certification test is intended to evaluate technicians for their ability to demonstrate and apply skills needed in order to diagnose, service, or repair compressed natural gas automobiles. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to:

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Equipment Installation
  • Leak Testing/Repairs
  • Emissions
  • System Diagnosis
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Cylinder Safety

ASE Transit Bus Certification Tests (H1 – H8)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of Transit Bus Technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose, service, or repair various transit bus systems.

Tests offered in this series include:

  • H1 – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engines 
  • H2 – Diesel Engines 
  • H3 – Drive Train 
  • H4 – Brakes 
  • H5 – Suspension & Steering 
  • H6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems 
  • H7 – Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) 
  • H8 – Preventive Maintenance & Inspection (PMI) 

ASe Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification Test (L1)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose problems related to emissions and sophisticated drivability in automobiles, light-duty trucks, and SUVs. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to:

  • General Power Train Diagnosis
  • Computerized Power Train Controls
  • Ignition Systems
  • Fuel/Air Induction Systems
  • Emission Control Systems

ASE Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist Certification Test (L2)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose problems related to the performance of sophisticated diesel engines. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to:

  • General Diesel Engine Diagnosis
  • Electronic Diesel Engine Controls
  • Diesel Engine Air Induction/Exhaust Systems
  • Diesel Fuel System

ASE Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Specialist Certification Test (L3)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose problems related to hybrid/electric automobiles, light-duty trucks, and SUVs. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to:

  • Battery System Diagnosis
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Drive System
  • Power Electronics
  • Hybrid Support Systems

ASE Parts Specialist Certification Tests (P1, P2, and P4)

This test is intended to elevate the level of service offered by automobile specialists as well as medium-heavy truck parts specialists. 

 Tests offered in this series include:

  • P1 – Medium-Heavy Truck Parts Specialist 
  • P2 – Automobile Parts Specialist 
  • P4 – General Motors Parts Consultant 

ASe Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests (T1 – T8)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of Medium and Heavy Truck Technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose, service, or repair various Class 4- Class 8 tractors and trucks.

Tests offered in this series include:

  • T1 – Gasoline Engines 
  • T2 – Diesel Engines 
  • T3 – Drive Train 
  • T4 – Brakes 
  • T5 – Suspension & Steering 
  • T6 – Electrical/ Electronic Systems 
  • T7 – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) 
  • T8 – Preventive Maintenance Inspection 

Undercar Specialist Exhaust Systems Test (X1)

This test is intended to evaluate the ability of technicians to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to diagnose and repair problems related to automobile brakes, suspension/steering, and exhaust systems. This test requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge related to:

  • Exhaust System Inspection/Repair
  • Fabrication
  • Installation
  • Emissions Systems Diagnosis/Repair
  • Regulations Regarding Exhaust System Repairs

ASE Administration 

All ASE certification tests are available throughout the year. Upon registration for your desired ASE exam, you will have 90 days to schedule your test appointment at your closest Prometric testing center. Tests are administered morning, afternoon, evenings, and weekends according to availability. 

Registration for the ASE Test

Test registration dates are as follows:

ASE Test Registration Registration Dates
 Winter  January 10, 2019 - March 31, 2019
 Spring  April 10, 2019 - June 30, 2019
 Summer  July 10, 2019 - September 30, 2019
 Fall  October 10, 2018 - December 31, 2018

ASE Test Fees

Registration for any combination of ASE certification tests carries a $36 fee. However, this fee is only applicable once in any 90-day window in which you apply for certification tests. Additionally:

  • Most certification tests are $39 each, with the exception of L1, L2, and L3
  • Advance Level Certification Tests- L1, L2, and L3- are $78 each
  • Recertification fees are the same as their initial certification tests, with a limit of $117 regardless of the amount of recertification tests registered for

ASE Requirements

Automotive Service Excellence certification is required by most employers of those in the automotive repair or automotive service industries. Make sure to study the appropriate ASE practice tests for your automotive professional position. 

ASE Scores

For ASE certification exams completed on a computer, a detailed score report is available immediately upon completion of your test(s). Scores for written tests are mailed out about 4 weeks following completion of the ASE certification test. 

Performance on an Automotive Service Excellence certification exam is vital for any automotive professional employability. To register for your ASE and begin on your ASE practice tests, please visit https://www.ase.com/ to learn more.

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