The Tire Industry Association (TIA) unveiled its Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Training Program for passenger and light truck tire technicians at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.
The program will be part of TIA's basic training series and will enable companies to educate their employees on how different types of systems interact with the vehicle, TIA said. Special attention is given to demounting and mounting procedures when handling the systems.
``The introduction of TPMS technology in new vehicles has already made a significant impact on the tire industry,'' TIA President Bob Malerba said. ``We recognized the need for employee training years ago and made the commitment to develop an educational resource for our members. Our TPMS Training Program will help both technicians and customer service personnel understand the guidelines for servicing and maintaining these systems.''
Each training kit includes a 50-minute video and DVD as well as a 120-page workbook that one technician can use to receive a TIA certificate of completion. The kit costs $150 for TIA members and $300 for non-members, with quantity discounts available.
More information is available at TIA's Web site: www.tireindustry.org.