ROME, Ga. (March 3, 2006) — Pirelli Tire North America Inc. has released an interactive training module for its dealers that's accessible through their Web connection to the company.
The self-certification program includes nine chapters designed to give a deep understanding of all aspects of the tire business, Pirelli said. The site has simple navigation tools and ultra-clear images and only requires basic computer skills for use, the Rome-based company added.
Besides information on Pirelli's products, the site contains chapters on tire marking and sizing, speed ratings, tire components, manufacturing technology and tire maintenance. Sales training also is included.
To complete the course, each respondent must correctly answer 75 questions designed to test the level of proficiency in the subjects covered in the program. Once successfully finished, the system will allow the correspondent to download a certificate of completion.
In a separate “advanced training” module, Pirelli has included specialized training on run-flat tires. In a self-certifying format, this section holds six chapters on all aspects of run-flats, including skills and equipment needs for mounting and demounting tires. A new feature is the use of on-screen video demonstrations.