Allpart Supply has launched new, advanced training for wheel balancing and automotive lift industry owners, operators and employees.
The first training program at the new Allpart Supply Wheel Balancing and Automotive Lift Training Center has just wrapped up at Allpart’s new facility in Arlington, TX. Allpart hosted the inaugural training program in partnership with the Tire Industry Association (TIA) as part of TIA’s Certified ATS Advanced Instructor Training Tour.
The training at the new facility was a level 400 certification program. With the current TIA ATS Instructor Training Tour, those completing the four-day program became 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.
“This is highly specialized and valuable training that is cutting edge in the automotive service industry,” notes Christine Hoogenboom, TIA’s director of training. “What Allpart Supply has introduced is a tremendous resource for shop owners and employees.”
Training Center Founders
Allpart Supply created the Training Center on its campus in Arlington. The Allpart Automotive Training Center trains both mechanics and tire educators whose scope ranges from large dealerships to tire shops.
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.
TIA’s next training event at the Allpart Training Center is upcoming and will be Certified Commercial Tire Service training. It 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.
While the Allpart Training Center is an official TIA training facility, the center is available throughout the year to other organizations and automotive service providers.
Trainees at the Allpart Training Center divide their time between a modern 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, two- and four-post automotive lifts, and AME International tools and equipment. In addition, the shop facility is equipped with heat for winter days and large bay doors for cross-ventilation in warm weather.
“We are working to further strengthen our position as industry experts and the best source of information and solutions for automotive dealers, operators (repair shop owners), and mechanics alike,” comments Bruce Hartin, owner, Allpart Supply. “This revolutionary training facility is one way to demonstrate our commitment to the automotive repair community.”
For more information on scheduling a training event at the Allpart Wheel Balancing and Automotive Lift Training Center, call 1-800-381-1330 or visit allpartsupply.com.