The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is offering the certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) training Sept. 26-29 in Seattle, and Dec. 5-8 in Sarasota, Fla.

The ATS training program is a four-day, in-depth, classroom and hands-on course that industry professionals must successfully complete in order to be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors. Once certified, instructors can train and certify technicians in the field, as well as other ATS Instructors.

The ATS training program 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) so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.

Class Locations and Dates

  • Date: Sept. 26–29
  • Location: Green River Community College
  • Address: 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn Wash., 98092
  • Date: Dec. 5-8
  • Location: Suncoast Technical College
  • Address: 4748 Beneva Road, (Building 5 – Room 111C) Sarasota Fla., 34233

The first three days of training are from 8:30 a.m. to  5 p.m. and the final day is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuition is $950 per person. To download a registration form, go to www.tireindustry.org/training. For class information please contact Christine Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 1.800.876.8372 x 106.

For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org.

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