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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has added dates to its 2012 Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour. The tour is comprised of four-day classes at local community, junior and technical colleges in 28 cities across the United States.

The latest tour stop to be added is:

Sept. 25-28 -- Seattle, Wash., Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th St., Renton, WA 98056.

Other upcoming training tour classes are:

* July 23-26 -- Phoenix, Ariz., Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Bldg. T2, Rm 116, Glendale, AZ 85302;

* July 24-27: New Orleans, La., Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., Bldg 40, New Orleans, LA 70119;

* Aug. 14–17 -- Charlotte, N.C. (instead of Greensboro), NASCAR Technical Institute, 220 Byers Creek Rd., Mooresville, NC 28117;

* Aug. 14-17 -- Richmond, Va., J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 1851 Dickinson Rd, Goochland, VA 23063;

* Aug. 21-24, Baltimore, Md., Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), 800 S Rolling Rd. Bldg R, Baltimore, MD 21228.

TIA says it is receiving wonderful reviews from tire technicians "who are taking it to the next level" by participating in the 2012 ATS classes.  Here are some quotes from the latest classes:

* “I would highly recommend the TIA Advanced Instructor training to other owners, managers."

* “Instructors really went out of their way to make sure everyone learned -- from little experience to very knowledgeable students.”

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 70,000 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.

The sponsors for the 2012 ATS Instructor Tour are:

1800EveryRim

AME International

American Tire Distributors

ATEQ Inc.

BADA Hennessy Industries

Bartec USA LLC

Continental Automotive Systems US Inc.

Dill Air Controls

Group 31

Ingersoll-Rand

Mighty Auto Parts

Modern Tire Dealer

Mohawk Rubber Sales

Myers Tire Supply

NAPA Tire Hardware

Patch Rubber

Plombco Inc.

REMA Tip Top

Tech International

Tiremetrix

Tuffy Manufacturing

 

For registration information go to http://tinyurl.com/tiatour or contact Director of Training, Chris Marnett at cmarnett@tireindustry.org or 800-876-8372 x106.

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