TIA Will Visit More Cities During the 2018 Certified ATS Training Tour

(Bowie, MD-11/1/2017) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety, has announced the locations for the 2018 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour. These 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States with the goal of educating tire technicians on 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.

TIA will be visiting more cities this year. A total of 8 locations have been included in the 2018 tour schedule. Exact dates for each location will be confirmed and announced soon. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

February – Charlotte, North Carolina

March – Louisville, Kentucky

April – Sarasota, Florida

May – Dallas, Texas

July – Long Beach, California

August – Denver, Colorado

September – Seattle, Washington

October – Baltimore, Maryland

“We are in our 6th year with the ATS tour and extremely thankful to have trained more than 125,000 technicians in both the automotive and commercial industries,” said Kevin Rohlwing, senior vice president of training. “Each year our goal with the tour is to make certification training accessible to all retailers and technicians nationwide. With this year’s expansion of more cities and site locations, we are looking forward to educating and training more technicians nationwide.”

Thank you to our 2017 Training Tour Sponsors: 31 Inc., American Tire Distributors, ATEQ, Bartec, Counteract Balancing, Modern Tire Dealer, REDI Sensor (Continental), Rubber Inc., Schrader Performance Sensors, Standard Motor Products (SMP), Steelman (JS Products), and Tuffy.

The Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) is a 300 and 400-level certification program 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 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.

To register and for more information about the 2018 ATS Training Tour, please contact Chris Hoogenboom at choogenboom@tireindustry.org or call 1.800.876.8372 x 106.

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About Tire Industry Association: The Tire Industry Association (TIA), with a 97-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372.