We’ve all heard the phrase, “Where the rubber meets the road”, when used to describe something critical or important. But have you ever considered just how much truth there is in that statement?
The point where your customers’ vehicles’ “rubber meets the road” is called the tire’s contact patch, and it’s not much bigger than the size of your hand. Yet, those four small contact areas are all that stand between a vehicle out of control or one that remains in control. Every force the vehicle experiences - braking, acceleration, turning, road irregularities and obstacles - tries to break that contact. If that happens, bad things usually result. It is the role of the tires, suspension, and steering systems to always keep that contact patch on the ground.
Offered in partnership with Duralast, we invite you to join Motor Age’s Pete Meier and TST President G. Truglia on April 23, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern for a FREE and informative webinar on properly inspecting, servicing, and repairing these systems.
Whether you’re an old pro or new to the profession, you’ll only benefit from attending this event. REGISTER TODAY!
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Founder/President of TST, G. Jerry Truglia has extensive experience in the automotive field as a technician, service manager, shop owner and technical writer. He is a senior curriculum developer who provides training programs for automotive and truck inspection and repair programs. He has provided on-board diagnostic system, OBDII and automotive training all over the country. He is the owner, curriculum developer and instructor for Automotive Technician Training Services (ATTS) in Mahopac, N.Y.
Group Technical Editor and Director of Training, Pete Meier is an ASE certified Master Technician with over 40 years of practical experience as a technician and educator, covering a wide variety of makes and models. He began writing for Motor Age as a contributor in 2006, joined the magazine fulltime as Technical Editor in 2010, and now serves as Group Technical Editor and Director of Training. He is committed to the mission of the magazine to “advance the automotive professional” and provides resources to working techs around the country through print, webcasts, social media and YouTube.