March 8, 2018—The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has released the training tour dates for the Irvine, California location during the 2018 Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Advanced Instructor Training Tour.
These four-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.
The dates and locations are:
- Charlotte, North Carolina: February 6th–9th
- Louisville, Kentucky: March 27th–30th
- Dallas, Texas: May 15th–18th
- Irvine, California: July 10th–13th
- Denver, Colorado: August 21st–24th
- Seattle, Washington: September 18th–21st
- Baltimore, Maryland: October 9th–12th
- Tampa, Florida: date TBD
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 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.