Basic Automotive Tire Service Training & Certificate Program
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Basic Automotive Tire Service (ATS) is a 200 Level minimum skills training and certificate program that outlines and explains the guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies. It includes a DVD, Instructor's Guide (lesson plans), 1 Student Workbook and 1 Final Exam. Additional Workbooks and Exams can be ordered for each technician in need of training.

Basic ATS is comprised of ten modules:
  • Module 1 Introduction Covers personal protective equipment and general shop safety.
  • Module 2 Tires Covers tire construction, nomenclature, sizing, application and replacement guidelines.
  • Module 3 Wheels & Fasteners Covers wheel and rim nomenclature as well as fastener and bolt hole identification.
  • Module 4 Raising the Vehicle Addresses 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 lab tests that show the effects of lubricants.
  • Module 7 RIST Stands for Remove, Inspect, Snug and Torque. This module covers the steps for wheel installation using the RIST procedure.
  • Module 8 Demounting, Mounting & Inflation Covers the procedures for demounting, mounting and inflating tires on rims with valve stem and band-mounted sensors.
  • Module 9 Balance and Run-out Addresses 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 using one-piece and two-piece repair systems.
  •   1-10    Non-Member Price: $300       Member Price: $150