The seven locations for the 2019 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour have been set. These 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted by the Tire Industry Association (TIA).
Most of the classes will be held at local community and technical colleges. Exact dates for each location will be confirmed and announced soon. Here is the 2019 preliminary schedule by month.
February: Charlotte, N.C.
March: Louisville, Ky.
May: Dallas, Texas.
July: Mission Viejo, Calif.
August: Denver, Colo.
September: Seattle, Wash.
November: Baltimore, Md.
"Educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies" is the goal of the program, says TIA.
"We are very thankful to our sponsors of the tour: 31 Inc., Allpart Supply, ATEQ, Bartec USA, Steelman Select Sensor, Modern Tire Dealer, Pacific Industrial Co. Ltd., REDI Sensor Rubber Inc. and... Schrader Performance Sensors," said Kevin Rohlwing, TIA's senior vice president of training.
The Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Program is a 300- and 400-level certification that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light trucks.
Certified ATS is designed for the professional passenger and light truck tire technician. The subjects range from the relationship between torque and clamping force to the TPMS relearn and diagnostic procedures on domestic and import vehicles. Certified ATS also includes an exclusive module on Tire Conditions Analysis that uses images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to educate technicians on the most likely reasons for common irregular treadwear patterns.
To register and for more information about the 2019 ATS Training Tour, please contact Chris Hoogenboom at [email protected] or call (800) 876.8372, ext. 106.