The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has finalized dates for two more of its Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor classes in 2017.

They are as follows:

Feb. 28, 2017 - March 3, 2017 - Charlotte, N.C.

June 20, 2017 - June 23, 2017 - Baltimore, Md.

The training tour kicks off Jan. 31 in Dallas, and also will visit Seattle, Wash. in September; Louisville, Ky. in October, and Sarasota, Fla. in December.

The Certified ATS Instructor Program is a 4-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 100,000 technicians since 1997.

To register online, please visit . For more information, please contact Christine Hoogenboom at or 800-876-8372 x106.

The 2017 Tour is sponsored by the following member companies:

31 Inc.

American Tire Distributors Inc.

ATEQ Corp.

Bartec USA LLC

Counteract Balancing Beads

Modern Tire Dealer

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket's VDO Redi-Sensor

Rubber Inc.

Standard Motor Products Inc.

JS Products Inc.

Tuffy Manufacturing Inc.