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More training! TIA targest Richmond, Va.

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More training! TIA targest Richmond, Va.

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:

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

Other upcoming training tour classes include the following:

* 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.

TIA is receiving wonderful reviews from tire technicians who are taking it to the next level by participating in the 2012 ATS classes, according to TIA. 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 four-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. 

The 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 System (TPMS) maintenance, so technicians have a thorough understanding of the requirements for the most popular domestic and import vehicles.

For registration information click on TIA tour, or contact Director of Training Chris Marnett at or (800) 876-8372, ext. 106.

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