Arlington, Texas – On January 31, Allpart Supply (Allpart) opened its new Wheel Balancing and Automotive Lift Training Center, hosting the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA)’s Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training Tour in partnership with TIA.
An automotive industry information leader in wheel service and automotive lift replacement parts, Allpart is a natural fit for TIA’s education and training efforts. Both organizations emphasize the importance of education to tire shops throughout North America. With the new Allpart Training Center, Allpart now offers site-based executive training, instructor training, and shop-level mechanic training on best practices in wheel servicing and automotive lift maintenance and care.
Long an acknowledged cutting-edge industry leader in wheel balancing, thanks to its partnership with Haweka, Allpart expands that expertise in precision balancing to include all facets of tire service. The Allpart Automotive Training Center educates both mechanics and tire educators whose scope ranges from large dealerships to tire shops.
The first training, held January 31 through February 3, was a TIA Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) level 400 certification program. With the current TIA ATS Instructor Training tour, those completing the four-day program become TIA-certified Advanced ATS instructors and technicians. The training focuses on the passenger car and light truck segment of the marketplace. Training is made up of 15 subject modules on all aspects of general tire servicing, including raising the vehicle, wheel balancing and run out, demounting and mounting, torque and clamping force, TPMS diagnostics, and relearn procedures.
December’s TIA Certified Commercial Tire Service training at the Allpart Training Center will cover 18 different modules focused on commercial tire service, among them Wheel-End Safety, RIST, Single- and Multi-Piece Demount and Mount, and Repair.
Trainees at Allpart’s inaugural TIA Certified ATS Training Program divided their time between the Allpart Training Center classroom, complete with dedicated audiovisual support, privacy, and comfort, and the hands-on shop training center, located separately on the property.
The hands-on shop training center is designed specifically for group training and offers premier access to state-of-the-art garage equipment. The brand-new, open, airy facility features a Corghi Balancer and Tire Changer for passenger cars and light truck demonstrations, a Corghi Balancer and Tire Changer for heavy duty applications, Haweka adapters and wheel balancer tooling, 2 and 4 post automotive lifts, and AME International tools and equipment. In addition to the enviable line-up of garage equipment available at the center, the shop facility is equipped with heat for winter days and large bay doors for cross-ventilation in warm weather.
From Allpart, two employees will be taking part in the training this week:
• Tom Betts, Haweka Product Manager and Sales, widely recognized as the go-to person for information on wheel balancing and mounting issues.
• Dan Wolford, Outside Sales.
Allpart is known for its experts’ customer care focus and decades of experience. Additional employee TIA certifications affirm Allpart’s continuous quest to improve and offer the most informed, educated and professional sales force in the industry serving customers all over North America.
Special thanks all companies contributing to the training facility:
• AME International
The Allpart Training Center is available for training throughout the year on wheel service issues. For more information on Allpart, or to schedule a training session or course, contact Allpart directly at 1-800-381-1330.