San Francisco treat: TIA training tour expands

Nov. 9, 2012

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced one more training date for the 2012 Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour.

The latest Tour stop to be added is:

* Dec. 18-21, San Francisco, Calif. -- Chabot College Auto Tech, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545.

Here are the dates and places for the other upcoming training tour classes:

* Nov. 13-16, Jacksonville, Fla. -- Florida State College Jacksonville, 101 State St West, Bldg B, Room B104 Jacksonville, FL.32202.

* Nov. 27-30, Cincinnati, Ohio -- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 3520 Central Pkwy, Main Building, Room #104, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

* Dec. 11-14, Memphis, Tenn. -- Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove Memphis, TN.38134.

* Dec. 18-21: San Antonio, Texas -- St. Philip’s College, 1801 Martin L. King Drive, San Antonio, TX 78203.

The Certified ATS Instructor Program Tour is comprised of four days of hands-on classes at local community, junior and technical colleges in 28 cities across the United States. It is designed to certify industry professionals so that they may return to their respective dealerships to train their technicians.

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:


AME International

American Tire Distributors


BADA Hennessy Industries

Bartec USA LLC

Continental Automotive Systems US Inc.

Dill Air Controls

Group 31


Mighty Auto Parts

Modern Tire Dealer

Mohawk Rubber Sales

Myers Tire Supply

NAPA Tire Hardware

Patch Rubber

Plombco Inc.

REMA Tip Top

Tech International


Tuffy Manufacturing


For registration information go to or contact Director of Training Chris Marnett at [email protected] or (800) 876-8372 x106.