PJW Auto Team — ASE Master Certified Technicians
PJW Automotive is committed to quality maintenance and repair of your car and light truck. All automotive maintenance and repairs are completed by ASE Master Certified technicians. ASE Master-Certified Technicians must complete a two-year automotive training program plus have a minimum of two years on-the-job training. ASE certifies each automotive technician in the following areas (ASE does offer other certifications as well):
- automotive engine repair
- automatic transmission and trans-axle
- manual drive train and axles
- suspension and steering
- electrical/electronic systems
- automotive heating and air conditioning
- engine performance
Each automotive repair category has a separate test. Master Certified Technicians must pass all eight exams to hold the title of Master Certified Technician. Re-certification of each auto repair technician is required every five years to maintain the ASE certification credentials. Each PJW Automotive technician is also an ASE Advanced Level Specialist in advanced engine performance, which is a separate higher level certification.
PJW Auto Team Members
Mike is taking control of the reins at PJW as we go into 2017. You will see him in the front office most of the time but will still be circulating through the shop to make sure we do the best work possible for you. He will be ready to answer your phone call and give his expert advice on any and all of your service needs. A lot of the new innovations you see in the shop are do to Mike’s ongoing goal of making PJW one of the best auto repair shops in the Twin Cities. He joined the PJW team auto repair team as an intern while attending high school. After graduating high school, Mike went to Dunwoody to complete their two-year Automotive Technician program. Upon graduation from Dunwoody, he worked for a few years in the industry and came back to work for PJW Auto in June, 1999.
Blake is the newest member of our team. Aaron has known Blake for a long time and knew Blake was looking for a new position and we got to a time when we needed additional quality service staff to work on vehicles, Blake was our choice. Like a lot of us in this industry Blake has been interested in car repair for a long time, working at home with his friends doing lots of maintenance and performance related work. He mostly likes doing preventive maintenance work but can handle lots of other more involved services and repairs. Glad to have you on board Blake.
Sara is that friendly voice you sometimes hear on the phone when you call. She works our back office, bookkeeping and office management as well as making appointments when you call. Sara has been with us since 2010 and has been a great asset keeping us organized.
Max, assistant service advisor and greeter. If you’ve been by you have probably met our part time assistant in the office. You can’t miss him when he is here or rather he won’t miss you with a friendly bark and tail wag. If you like dogs and don’t see him in the front office just ask, he may be in his private office doing all kinds of research.