As part of its national training efforts, Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has joined forces with the Tire Industry Association (TIA) to co-sponsor the 2019 Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Instructor Training Tour. The 4-day, hands-on training classes will be hosted across the United States in seven cities with the goal of educating tire technicians on the proper safety procedures and guidelines for servicing passenger and light truck tire and wheel assemblies.

The Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS) Program is a 300 and 400-level certification program that provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction on the recommended procedures for servicing modern automobiles and light trucks. Technicians who pass the course will be certified as Advanced ATS Instructors allowing them to certify other ATS instructors and Technicians in the field. The tour features stops in Charlotte, NC, Mission Viejo, CA, Seattle, WA, Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, Denver, CO, and Baltimore, MD. More information on tour dates and registration is available at:

Dedicated to TPMS training
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), and the innovator of the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors, Continental has long been committed to training automotive technicians and parts professionals on the necessary procedures and guidelines for maintaining the TPMS and the steps that must be taken to ensure it functions properly.

Continental has a comprehensive training program in place that features and a team of TPMS Training Specialists who travel across the country, conducting hands-on technical training at shops, customer facilities, trade shows, and industry events.

The TPMS team includes Sales Technical Training Specialists, Sean Lannoo and Allen Selzler, who will be part of the tour in addition to the regular Continental training programs they conduct throughout the year. Continental also maintains a comprehensive library of installation instructions, relearn procedures, web-based training videos, service tips, and a glossary of TPMS terms.

Sean Lannoo, a TIA Certified Automotive Tire Service Instructor, noted, “We at Continental are extremely excited to support the 2019 ATS Training Tour. Good education and training is essential to successful TPMS service and Continental is fully committed to helping train the industry on the latest in TPMS technology and service. As TPMS systems become more advanced, the knowledge required to service this vital safety system becomes even more important.”

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of around €44.4 billion and currently employs around 243,000 people in 60 countries and markets.

Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs around 48,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.7 billion in 2018.

Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.

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