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TIA Takes ATS Class to Florida

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is taking its Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Class on Nov. 10-13, 2015, to Sarasota, Fla.

The course will be held at Suncoast Technical College, 4748 Beneva Road, Sarasota.

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 98,000 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), so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.

To register, please visit For information, contact Chris Hoogenboom, Director of Training, at or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.

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