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Matt Allen one of less than 100 people to earn prestigious AAM designation this year.

Matt Allen, owner of Phoenix auto repair shop, Virginia Auto Service was awarded the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation during the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) graduation ceremony held during the Automotive Repair and Service Week (ASRW) Industry Awards, held on Friday, Oct. 12 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The annual awards event provides a platform in which a variety of mechanical and collision repair groups may acknowledge the achievements of some of their outstanding members, customers and industry partners.

Students earn the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation after completing 120 credits of Automotive Management Institute (AMI) education and a requisite self-study course. Over the years, 1,646 individuals have earned the prestigious AAM designation, with approximately 100 new graduates each year.  Allen is also an ASA Certified Master Technician.

Matt Allen believes that in order to compete in today’s ever-changing and complex automotive industry technicians not only need to have the hands-on skills of auto repair, but they need to have the education and knowledge as well.  For that reason, Allen invests in training not only for himself but for his technicians too.  All of the technicians at Virginia Auto Service are required to be certified or going through the educational classes necessary for certification.

“It’s quite a commitment to earn these certifications, and it really makes a difference in our ability to fix today’s cars with their complicated systems.  You really need to know what’s going on,” says Allen.


About Virginia Auto Service:

Virginia Auto Service owned by Matt Allen, has provided Central Phoenix with top-quality auto repair and service since 1995. They specialize in service and repair of Japanese and European Imports, Domestic Cars, Light Trucks & SUV’s including Mercedes repair, BMW repair, Toyota, Honda, and Audi.

All of their technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).  Virginia Auto Service is A+ rated and accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and is a NAPA Auto Care Center.  Matt Allen is a host of Bumper to Bumper Radio heard every Saturday morning from 11 am to noon on Phoenix’s Top Talk Station, 92.3 FM, KTAR.