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In conjunction with our partners and other industry leaders the OTDA is pleased to offer you wide assortment of courses and educational opportunities. Our training programs give you and your employees an opportunity to develop your team's knowledge, and provide your customers with assurance that they are in good hands.

Niagara College Canada

AUTOMOTIVE TIRE SERVICE COURSE
(Offered By Niagara College)

CONTINUING EDUCATION | AUTO 1048

Automotive Tire Service Course has been developed in partnership with the Ontario Tire Dealership Association (OTDA). This course provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light trucks. Certified ATST is designed for the professional passenger and light truck tire technician with topics ranging from the relationship between torque and clamping force to the TPMS relearn procedures on domestic and import vehicles. Certified ATST 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 tread wear patterns.

Successful completion will lead to certification/accreditation from the TIA - Tire Industry Association

Course link: Click here to learn more about the course.

ATS Instructors Course

Includes new in-depth TPMS Instruction

Instructor Certification – Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) 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 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.

Following is a list of the 15 Modules that make up the Automotive Tire Service Course:

  • Module 1 – Introduction. Covers personal protective equipment (PPE) and general shop safety practices.
  • Module 2 – Tires. Covers tire construction, nomenclature, sizing, application, and replacement guidelines.
  • Module 3 – Wheel & Fasteners. Covers wheel and rim nomenclature as well as fastener and bolt hole identification.
  • Module 4 – Raising the Vehicle. Addresses the step-by-step procedures and safety guidelines for lifting a vehicle with an above-ground lift or floor jack and jack stands.
  • Module 5 – Tire/Wheel Assembly Removal. Covers the procedures for removing the assembly from the vehicle including wheel locks and wheel covers.
  • Module 6 – Torque & Clamping Force. Explains the relationship between torque and clamping force including laboratory tests that show the effects of lubricants.
  • Module 7 – RIST. Covers the step-by-step procedures for wheel installation.
  • Module 8 – Demounting, Mounting & Inflation. Covers the step-by-step procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating tires on rims with valve stem and band-mounted sensors.
  • Module 9 – Balance and Run-out. Address the basic principles of balance and run-out including the use of pin-plates to secure the assembly to the balancer.
  • Module 10 – Puncture Repair. Covers the general industry guidelines for puncture repairs in passenger and light truck tires as well as the step-by-step procedures for installing one-piece and two-piece repair systems.
  • Module 11 – Tire Conditions Analysis. Uses images from the Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual to show technicians the signs of common problems that may require removal from service.
  • Module 12 – TPMS Identification. Explains the different types of TPMS currently in use and how they can be identified.
  • Module 13 – TPMS Service Requirements. Covers the step-by-step procedures for servicing valve stem and band-mounted sensors.
  • Module 14 – TPMS Relearn Procedures. Uses the TPMS Relearn Chart to explain the relearn requirements for the most popular domestic and foreign vehicles.
  • Module 15 – TPMS Diagnostics. Covers the necessary steps to correct a malfunction with common electronic scan tools including the replacement of a sensor on popular Asian vehicles.

Next course: TBD.

CTS Instructors Course

This Instructors course includes the agenda for the Ontario Commercial Vehicle Wheel Service program.  Students will receive training material necessary to conduct the CVWS course. 

Each Instructor who successfully passes the exam will receive, in addition to the Manual, a TIA Certified Instructor cer­tificate, 13 Certified Instructor uniform emblems and a 2-year subscription to the monthly publication, TIA CommercialTireServicetoday. Certification is valid for two years, at which time each certified technician is eligible for recertification. To recertify, each technician must successfully complete a 60-question exam which is available via the internet. This convenient method of testing allows instructors to take this exam anytime, anywhere during the three week window of opportunity.

The TIA CTS Training Program is based on the TIA CTS Manual which  contains step-by-step procedures for every aspect of servicing medium truck tires and wheels as well as safety guidelines, OSHA regulations and other important informa­tion.

Following is a list of the 16 Modules that make up the Certified CTS Program:

  • Module 1: Safety. Includes Personal Protective Equipment, lifting safety, and other topics like heat stroke and frostbite prevention.
  • Module 2: Basic Tire Info. Addresses tire construction, sizing and nomenclature, inflation pressure, tread design and compound for different applications, speed rating and all special service ratings and identification.
  • Module 3: Rims and Wheels. Outlines the difference between rims and wheels including the nomenclature for both assemblies. It will also identify and address the different type of hub and drum assemblies for commercial vehicles.
  • Module 4: OSHA Regulations. The video will include the script of the OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.177 with images supporting the wording. The Manual will also include the OSHA Demount/Mount and Rim Matching Charts.
  • Module 5: Emergency Road Service. Demonstrates how technicians can protect themselves when working on the side of the road or on a job site.
  • Module 6: Jacking and Lifting. Outlines procedures for properly jacking, lifting and supporting trucks, tractors and trailers. It will focus on jack and jack stand identification and operation as well as the proper position of each when lifting one, two, or three axles.
  • Module 7: Torque. Defines the relationship between torque and clamping force when installing wheels and rims. This in-depth look at how tightening a fastener creates the force that holds the assemblies to the vehicles will help technicians understand the importance of the RIST procedure (Remove debris, Inspect components, Snug in a star, Torque to spec).
  • Module 8: Wheel End Safety. Addresses wheel end fires, commercial vehicle inspection, wheel-off prevention, and wheel end maintenance.
  • Module 9: Hub-Pilot Wheels. Puts the basic principles of the previous two modules to work with hub-pilot wheel removal as well as the inspection and installation guidelines that accompany the RIST procedure.
  • Module 10: Stud-Pilot Wheels. Focuses on stud-pilot wheel removal as well as the inspection and installation guidelines that accompany the RIST procedures.
  • Module 11: Demountable Rims. Addresses demountable rim removal as well as the inspection and installation guidelines that accompany the RIST procedures.
  • Module 12: Single-Piece. Dedicated to single-piece demount, mount and inflation procedures with an increased emphasis on disc wheel inspection, valve stem installation (including torque) and concentric bead seating techniques.
  • Module 13: Multi-Piece. Covers the basics for demounting, mounting and inflating two-piece and three-piece multi-piece assemblies.
  • Module 14: Balancing. Addresses tire assembly balance and run-out including static/dynamic imbalance, non-concentrically seated beads, hub-pilot run-out, tire/wheel run-out, as well as, the balance and run-out limits for all types of truck tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Module 15: Repair. Dedicated to tire repair and outlines the general puncture repair guidelines and limitations, as well as, the step-by-step procedures for installing one-piece and two-piece repairs in tubeless radial truck tires.
  • Module 16: Load and Inflation. Covers the relationships between vehicle load and inflation pressure so technicians have a better understanding of how to use the Tire and Rim Association tables.

Next course: TBD.

TIA's Advanced TPMS Training

This course is designed to provide technicians with a basic understanding of how different types of systems interact with the vehicle. It also includes the various types of service that techs will need to perform in order to maintain the system. Since most TPMS utilize a valve stem sensor and many include run-flat tires, special attention is given to the step-by-step procedures for handling these assemblies. The Program also covers recalibration guidelines for many popular models and includes an appendix with relearn summaries and installation torque values for valve stem sensors.

A workbook will be provided to each student and a certificate of participation will be issued.

Course includes TPMS Relearn Chart ($85.00 Value!)

Next course: TBD

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