The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the schedule of the 2019 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour.
The four-day, hands-on training classes will be offered across the U.S. to teach tire technicians the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies. Most of the classes will be held at local community and technical colleges.
This year's training sessions include these cities:
- Feb. 5-8 – Charlotte, N.C.
- March 26-29 – Louisville, Ky.
- May 21-24 – Mission Viejo, Calif.
- July TBD – Dallas, Texas
- Aug. 13-16 – Denver, Colo.
- Sept. 10-13 – Seattle, Wash.
- Nov. 12-15 – Baltimore, Md.
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 so 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 use images from TIA’s Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to educate technicians on the most likely reasons for common irregular treadwear patterns.
The Training Tour is sponsored by: 31 Inc., Allpart Supply, Inc., Ateq TPMS Tools LC, Bartec USA, Steelman Select Sensor by JS Products Inc., Modern Tire Dealer, Pacific Industrial Co. Ltd., Redi Sensors by Continental Automotive Systems Inc., Rubber Inc., and Schrader Performance Sensors.