Virginia Tire stores gets ASE Blue Seal

June 18, 2012

Virginia Tire & Auto (, the Fairfax-based leading full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services, announced that its Ashburn/Dulles and Centreville locations both received Blue Seal of Excellence recognition from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

ASE is the only nationally recognized independent organization in the United States that tests and certifies automotive service professionals, distinguishing those who have a high degree of commitment to automotive excellence and training. To qualify for Blue Seal of Excellence recognition, 75% of the auto repair facility’s technicians must be ASE-certified.

“We are thrilled our Ashburn/Dulles and Centreville locations achieved Blue Seal of Excellence recognition,” said Julie Holmes, vice president, Virginia Tire & Auto. “These facilities join our Chantilly and Gainesville locations and will proudly display this achievement.”

Holmes added that the company’s goal is obtain an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence recognition at all 11 locations.

“The ASE certification program is a win-win for all --vehicle-owners can rely on ASE-certified technicians who have proven themselves to be knowledgeable professionals; repair shops can get additional visibility in their markets by qualifying for the Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition program and certified auto professionals can showcase their ASE certifications,” said Denise Yingling, manager, Blue Seal of Excellence Recognition Program.

There are more than 350,000 professionals who hold ASE certifications, and must be retested every five years to maintain ASE and Master certification.

Last month Virginia Tire’s Chantilly, Va., location received the ASE honor as well.