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News   July 22, 2016   by CARS Magazine

TIA announces educational sessions for 2016 Global Tire Expo

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced the educational sessions for the Global Tire Expo at the SEMA Show this coming November.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, November 1 

TPMS: Next Step in TPMS Diagnostics

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join TIA and guest speakers for the next step in TPMS diagnostics. At this year’s TPMS at 10:00, TIA will be showcasing OBDII Scan Tools and their roll in TPMS diagnostics.

Truck Tires: Reinforced Shoulder Repairs in the Field

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The recently released reinforced shoulder repair (RSR) guidelines from the Tread Rubber and Repair Manufacturers Group (TRMG) make it possible for commercial retails to repair small injuries in the shoulder with standard tire repair tools. This session will explain the limits for an RSR repair, the additional materials required, and the procedures for positioning the repair unit.

Successful Tire Dealers Share their Secrets

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Modern Tire Dealer Tire Dealer of the Year, Tire Business Humanitarian Award, and Tire Review Top Shop winners are invited to share their thoughts on what has made them successful in so many different ways. It’s the longest-running session in the history of TIA, ITRA, TANA, ARA, and NTDRA because tire dealers love to hear what works from other tire dealers.

Wednesday, November 2

Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Training Program

10:00 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.

This program trains instructors and technicians on all aspects of automotive tire service in the shop. It takes them through basic tire construction all way up to advanced TPMS diagnostics.

Truck Tires: The Facts about Torquing Wheels

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This session will explain each step of the RIST procedure before taking an in-depth look at how torque results in the level of clamping force that is created between the wheel and the hub. Everything from impact tools to torque sticks and torque wrenches will be discussed along with the pros and cons of each approach.

TIA’s 2016 Legislative Review: The Issues that Affect You and How to Protect your Bottom Line

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A variety of pending issues and legislation will be addressed in this session including tire recall recovery reform (tire registration), LIFO repeal, Estate Tax repeal efforts, Marketplace Fairness (internet sales), Obamacare, proposed overtime changes, working families social legislation (paid leave, minimum wage), OSHA inspections, IRS audits, used tire sales, tire aging, Chinese tariffs, and annual safety inspections. At the session, TIA will distribute legislative materials, answer questions, and provide an overview of the legislative climate moving forward.

Management: Improving Sales and Profits

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This session will focus on techniques and ideas that retail tire dealers can use to help increase car count and total sales.

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