TIA Announces ATS Training Tour Dates

Bowie, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced dates for a number of its Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Classes for 2016. They are as follows:

Charlotte - March 1-4

Denver - April 19-22

Baltimore - June 21-24

Denver (women’s only class) – October 4-6

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 100,000 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 2016 tour is sponsored by the following TIA member companies:

31 Inc.



Bartec USA

Counteract Balancing Beads

JS Products, STEELMAN Select TPMS

Modern Tire Dealer


REMA Tip Top

Rubber Inc


Standard Motor Products (SMP)

The Main Resource (TMR)

Tuffy Manufacturing

To register, please visit www.tireindustry.org. For information, contact Christine Hoogenboom, Director of Training, at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or 1-800-876-8372, ext. 106.