The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence recommends preparing for the ASE test by purchasing and studying the official ASE practice tests, using the free study guides available on ASE.com, studying ASE's Test Taking Tips and taking the Computer-Based Test Test-Drive. ASE recommends using a mixture of all four of these to create a learning experience tailored to your specific studying needs.
The official ASE tests cover both the ASE Automobile Tests A1 through A8 and second part of the ASE Auto Parts Test. The tests are given online and are half of the length of the official ASE test, providing feedback and commentary so students can understand mistakes they have made. As of 2015, one to two practice tests cost $14.95 each. If someone purchases three to twenty-four vouchers, they cost $12.95 each, while purchasing twenty-five or more vouchers adds up to a cost $11.95 each.
ASE provides free study guides for a variety of subjects to prepare individuals for ASE certification. The study guides are available online in PDF format and can be printed by the user. Individuals can also request ASE to send printed materials to them by mail through the website.
The final resources offered by ASE are a brief collection of Test Taking Tips and a "test drive" that lets users unfamiliar with computer-based testing to preview what the ASE test experience is like.