During its first week of free webinars for passenger and light truck tire technicians, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) reported that 198 people participated in one of the nine 30-minute classes on vehicle lifting. On May 19, TIA started six consecutive weeks of free online video-conference training classes for tire retailers.

The second week’s course, which takes place May 26-28, will focus on demounting, mounting and inflation. Registration is still open, according to TIA officials

Registration also is open for the third week of classes, which will take place June 2-4 and will cover tire balancing.

Each session is led by a TIA staff trainer, who provides instruction and answers questions during and after class. The remaining Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Webinars are as follows:

Week 4 (June 9-11) – Wheel Torque

Week 5 (June 16-18) – Tire Repair

Week 6 (June 23-25) – TPMS Service

The ATS Webinars at held at 10:00 am, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm EDT every Tuesday thru Thursday and are free of charge. Technicians can register at www.tireindustry.org/automotive-tire-service-webinars. For questions, contact training@tireindustry.org.