The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added San Francisco and Pittsburgh to its 2014 Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour.
The latest tour dates and locations are:
July 8-11, Skyline College, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno, Calif., 94066; and
July 8-11, Community College of Alleghany County, West Hills Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pa., 15071.
The Certified ATS Instructor Program is a four-day in-depth classroom and hands-on class that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to return to the dealership(s) to train technicians to prepare them for certification.
TIA has used the train-the-trainer approach to train and/or certify more than 85,000 technicians since 1997.
Certified ATS includes safety guidelines and step-by-step procedures for all aspects of passenger and light truck tire service including wheel installation with the proper torque and tire repair.
It also includes a full day of instruction on tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
To register, visit www.tireindustry.org.
For information, contact Chris Hoogenboom, director of training, at [email protected] or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.
Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.