BOWIE, Md. (Dec. 19, 2013) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has set dates for seven cities on its Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Tour for 2014.
The dates and cities are:
• Feb. 4-8, Charlotte, N.C.
• March 4-8, Sarasota, Fla.
• March 25-28, Houston, Texas.
• May 20-23, Minneapolis, Minn.
• June 24-27, Denver, Colo.
• Aug. 5-7, Chicago, Ill.
• Sept. 15-19, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dates for the following cities on the ATS Training Tour have yet to be announced: Anchorage, Alaska; Baltimore; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Boston; Tallahassee, Fla.; and Los Angeles.
The four-day ATS training courses combine in-depth classroom instruction and hands-on training classes, according to TIA. They include instruction on proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies, as well as a full day of instruction on servicing tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Local community and technical colleges generally host the seminars.