Dexter’s Qualified Mechanics


All the mechanics at Dexter’s Wayne Street Automotive have passed the State of Michigan Certification requirement and some have gone further, passing specialty tests to become ASE Certified.

The non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE certification provides motorists with the benefit of choosing the right professional for the job. An ASE certified mechanic is skillful in his field, as being ASE certified equips him with the intellectual knowledge he needs to be successful. It’s a win-win situation for him and the consumer.

Dexter Schlutt is an ASE Certified Master Mechanic having passed the requirements in all areas of the automotive repair category.  This means Dexter is Certified nationally in:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Suspension & Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance

ASE Certified Mechanics must re-certify every five years to be sure they keep up with the changing technology.  The award pictured about was presented to Dexter to commemorate 25 years as an ASE Certified Mechanic.


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  • Auto Repairs

    If it has wheels and an engine then eventually something will break and when it does we can fix it! Customers all around Niles and Michiana trust their vehicles to Dexter's Wayne Street Automotive for their skill, honesty and fair prices. In today's vehicles there are hundreds of assemblies, parts and systems that can fail and while the onboard computer can help in identifying the problem, it's still true that experience is the best teacher.

  • Maintenance

    The best way to avoid problems with you vehicle is to keep it properly maintained. With 25 years as an ASE Certified Master Mechanic Dexter knows all about manufacturers maintenance schedules and a lot more the manufacturers don't tell you.

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Client Testimonials


You can trust Dexter

"I've been bringing my family's autos to Dexter for more than 10 years. He's always been more than helpful and never tried to sell me something I didn't need. It's great to know I have a mechanic I can trust 100% "



Family Affair

"It began when a friend told my wife about Dexter's, then I started bringing my vehicle to Dex. Now our daughters trust Dexter to keep them safe and treat them right. Before any of us buys a used car, we bring it to Dexter for his opinion. That level of expertise is hard to find. "

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