Garage Gurus

Garage Gurus® is an industry-leading training and support platform created to address the skills gap and technician shortages facing the automotive service industry.

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This course describes road force variation and how it can be minimized or eliminated by using the Road Force® Elite Diagnostic Tire Balancer. The laser tire measurement system, Roadforce load wheel measurement, and StraighTrak software are explained and demonstrated.  A detailed step-by-step video demonstrates match mounting procedures to minimize force variation and how the machine is used to reduce the effects of tire pull. Learning checks reinforce the information covered.  Read More

This course describes tire construction, tire ratings, and tread designs. It also explains tire sidewall markings and identifies the functions and key design characteristics of passenger car tires. Read More

This course describes the maintenance procedures for proper tire care and service. It also covers tread depth and how it indicates when a tire should be replaced and how tire pressure affects tire wear.  This course covers the different types of tire rotation patterns and how to select the correct pattern for the type of tire. Wheel and tire balance and four different wheel alignment angles are also covered. Read More

Tire Dismounting and Mounting  Read More

This course begins by detailing the various tire designs and terminology necessary to effectively diagnose and service tires and wheels. Beginning with a careful visual inspection, the technician learns to read the tire sidewall codes and how to deal with different Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) transmitters during service. Customer satisfaction is assured by selecting the correct tire for the application and knowing how to mount it properly. Proper use of the Hunter TC-3900 tire machine is demonstrated within this course and learning checks are used to validate the information being presented. Read More

Tire Removal and Installation Read More

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