Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.

The training center is designed to help both technicians and tire educators.

Jason Marshall of TIA leads a Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training session at the Allpart training center in Arlington, Texas.

Jason Marshall of TIA leads a Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training session at the Allpart training center in Arlington, Texas.

The facility hosted its first program, the Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training Tour, in conjunction with the Tire Industry Association (TIA). It was a level 400 certification program. which focused on the passenger car and light truck segment of the marketplace.

"This is highly-specialized and valuable training that is cutting edge in the automotive service industry," says Christine Hoogenboom, director of training for TIA. "What Allpart Supply has introduced is a tremendous resource for shop owners and employees."

Allpart Supply created the training center on its campus in Arlington, and now offers site-based executive training, instructor training and shop-level mechanic training on best practices in wheel servicing and automotive lift maintenance and care.

The center is an official TIA trianing facility, and TIA will offer a certified commercial tire service class at the center. The facility also is available throughout the year to other organizations and automotive service providers. Trainees at the Allpart Training Center divide their time between a modern classroom, complete with dedicated audiovisual support, privacy, and comfort, and a hands-on shop training center, located separately on the property.

The hands-on training center is designed for group training and offers state-of-the-art equipment. It features a Corghi balancer and tire changer for passenger cars and light truck demonstrations, a Corghi balancer and tire changer for heavy duty applications, Haweka adapters and wheel balancer tooling, two- and four-post automotive lifts, and AME International tools and equipment. The facility is equipped with heat for winter days and large bay doors for cross-ventilation in warm weather.

“We are working to further strengthen our position as industry experts and the best source of information and solutions for automotive dealers, operators, repair shop owners, and mechanics alike," says Bruce Hartin, owner, of Allpart Supply. "This revolutionary training facility is one way to demonstrate our commitment to the automotive repair community."

For more information on scheduling a training event at the Allpart Wheel Balancing and Automotive Lift Training Center, call 1-800-381-1330 or see www.allpartsupply.com.

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