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2022 Upcoming Training Dates:   December 21

2023 Upcoming Training Dates:   February 1  //  March 1  //  March 29 // June 7 // July 12 // August 2 // September 13 //  October 4  //  November 1  //  December 13
Location:  Mississauga
Time:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Level:  Basic 3/Advanced
Instructor:  Brad Hawke
Registration and Fee:  Contact Brad Hawke to register/fee details at 416.918.1033 OR [email protected]

Course Description

This course leads to a certification that is required by regulation in Ontario for any person who removes or replaces wheels on trucks, trailers and motor coaches. Successful participants who complete this modular training program will obtain a certificate from the Ministry of Training, College and Universities. Certification can be obtained at 4 different levels. This course is based on the training handbook “Practical Tire & Wheel Service”.

Why this is important

Improper tire and wheel service procedures can cause serious, even fatal injuries. Tire and wheel assemblies have the potential to explode. Improperly installed wheel assemblies can become detached from a vehicle while it is travelling on a road or highway, and become a serious safety threat to other motorists, or even pedestrians.

Who should take the course

Any person involved in servicing tires or wheels on trucks, trailer and buses is required to become certified through this training course. Persons who are not certified are acting unlawfully if they perform this work without first being certified. Tire service personnel, drivers and technicians, along with their supervisors and managers need to attend.

What’s in the course

The certification training program consists of 17 learning modules and allows individuals to become certified at one of four different levels. These levels are based on the specific needs of the individual and based on the job tasks each person is required to perform. Each of the basic certification levels are very limited in scope and are intended for drivers and other individuals who must perform certain job functions as listed below. Training in these basic levels includes classroom and practical learning. The advanced stream is designed for tire service technicians, people who perform tire service work as a primary part of their job functions. Advanced level training Participants must be experienced tire service personnel and the training is offered in the classroom.

  • Basic I. – Inflation (Modules 1-3) Appropriate for drivers and other individuals whose job descriptions require them to re-inflate tires, but not to perform any other work related to tires or wheels. Approximately 1 ½ hours classroom and 1 hour practical.
  • Basic II. – Inflation & Checking (Modules 1-5) Appropriate for drivers and other individuals whose job descriptions require them to re-inflate tires and/or perform checks of wheel fastener security, but not to perform any other work related to tires or wheels. Approximately 2 hours classroom and 2 hours practical.
  • Basic III. – Remove and Replace (Modules 1-9) Appropriate for drivers and other individuals whose job descriptions require them to remove and replace mounted tire and rim assemblies on their vehicles. Approximately 3 hours classroom and 2 hours practical.
  • Advanced – Service Technician (Modules 1-17) Appropriate for individuals whose job descriptions involve removal and replacements of tires and wheels from vehicles, tire de-mounting and mounting, and tire repairs. Approximately 6 hours classroom and no practical because all participant must have 3 months on-the-job training as a prerequisite.


Basic Levels – None, Advanced Level – 3 months on-the-job experience

Course is Suitable for

Drivers, managers, trainers and operations staff

Learning Reference

“Practical Tire & Wheel Service”, 96 page handbook included (Retail value $25.00)

Course Fee

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Course Duration

4 – 8 hr


Yes, issued by Ontario Ministry of Training, College & Universities

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What to expect from an Automotive Mechanic and Repair career

Professionals in automotive trades are in demand. With evolving designs and new technology, the automotive industry is continually changing. Automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges provide hands-on training to prepare students for apprenticeships and other certifications that will lead them to positions in the industry.

If you’re interested in applying your mechanical skills to a job in the automotive industry, here’s what you need to know.

Automotive Mechanic and Repair Courses

Courses in Ontario college mechanic and repair programs (also known as “automotive service technician” programs) equip students with technical and theoretical information, and then allow them to apply their knowledge in simulated automotive workshops. Programs are offered as either one-year certificate or two-year diploma programs, and are designed to either count toward an apprenticeship or to help students prepare to enter an automotive mechanic apprenticeship.

Courses will vary from program to program, but will likely include areas like diagnosing, repairing or installing the following:

  • Engines
  • Suspension and brake systems
  • Body and trim
  • Fuel technology
  • Electronics and emissions

Note: Some Ontario college automotive mechanic and repair programs require that you be employed by a company under which you can apprentice before you start the in-class component. These programs include courses that count toward the mandatory in-school training for Ontario apprenticeships. (There are 3 levels of courses apprentices need to take through a college.)

General Automotive Mechanic and Repair Program Requirements

Automotive mechanic and design programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. A grade 12 English credit may be required, depending on the program.

If you find a company to do your apprenticeship with or are enrolling in a mechanic or repair program that counts towards your apprenticeship, you must register with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

Automotive Mechanic and Repair Jobs and Salaries

Automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges provide students with a wide range of skills that can be applied to a variety of jobs. Students could work for dealerships, repair shops, specialty or aftermarket garages, and more. Programs could lead to a career in automotive repair, service, sales, collision estimation and other auto-related positions.

After completing a pre-apprenticeship program, you will be eligible to apply for an apprenticeship. If the program you take is part of an apprenticeship, you will be paid for your work.

Salaries for automotive mechanic and repair professionals can start at around $25,000 to $30,000. Experience level and type of organization will affect wages.

Ontario Colleges Offering Automotive Mechanic and Repair Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of automotive mechanic and repair programs at Ontario colleges.

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Tire training | Tire fitting courses

Tire fitting courses are in high demand, as are tire fitters themselves (tire fitters). Individual specialists are increasingly required for straightening and rolling discs, changing tires, and repairing them.

Universal tire fitters and tire fitters who know how to find an approach not only to cars, but also commercial vehicles, including special equipment, buses, "heavyweights" - trucks, road trains, tractors, are especially valued.

Tire fitting services are relevant in a variety of situations, for example:

  • A tire has been punctured.
  • Tire "made friends" with a nail or other sharp object.
  • Uneven tire wear detected.
  • Worried about tire imbalance.
  • It is necessary to straighten cast or steel rims, seal the rim sides.

Common mistakes in tire fitting and balancing

Responsible training in tire fitting and balancing avoids a number of mistakes, among them:

  • Wrong vehicle lift.
  • Error 1. One powerful rolling jack is used ... and the geometry of the car changes. Security and manageability are at risk.
  • Mistake 2. Two regular rhombic jacks are used. Synchronizing their work is unrealistic. But to “kill” both the lifting equipment and the vehicle at once in this way is elementary. Common breakdowns of equipment in this case are “demolished” steps, and the wings and thresholds of a car can simply “fly”.
  • "Clogging" on the marks on the tires. It's no secret that according to tire fitting technology, it is impossible to rearrange not only the rear and front tires, but also the left and right tires. This is due to the fact that the old rubber has already formed the so-called "run-in" contact spots with the roadway. If the contact patches are broken, riding becomes unsafe. But inexperienced tire fitters or those who are in a hurry and do not attach importance to this detail often, alas, ignore this point.
  • Wrong inflation pressure. You don't have to bother and download "dvoechka" on any wheels. But this is a very unprofessional tactic. Each vehicle has its own wheel inflation scheme. Most often, it is indicated by the manufacturer on the gas tank flap. By the way, an under-inflated rather than an over-inflated tire is the most dangerous, since it is a low-pressure tire that is most vulnerable to punctures, it bulges and becomes a kind of “magnet” for nails and other objects with a sharp “character” that may meet on the way.
  • Use of poorly calibrated machines. Even if the load on the balancing equipment in the workshop is not very high, it is recommended to calibrate the machines at least once a season. If the loads are serious, then the calibration frequency should be increased altogether. If calibration is not performed, accuracy, and hence the proper result when performing tire fitting work, should not be expected.

Ideally, a specialist who has undergone comprehensive training in tire fitting and wheel balancing should have the following things bounce off their “teeth”:

    • Rules, specific operation of lifting, tire fitting, balancing equipment, tools, "consumables". Including, the study of the specifics of interaction with machines, boosters for explosive tire inflation, jacks, vulcanizers, weights, harnesses, fungi for tire repair.
    • Tread and blade cutting technique.
    • Types and marking of wheels, tires.
    • Methods for diagnosing wheel defects.
    • Technology of dismantling and installation of wheels on vehicles.
    • The technology of restoring wheels (discs, tubes, tires), balancing, re-studding tires, rolling and straightening disks, including explanatory tire fitting courses - this is a mandatory training in vibration diagnostics, dynamic balancing (imbalance correction).

      Online courses

      One of the problems, if you want to get comprehensive knowledge and improve your skills in the field of tire fitting, is to find a suitable training center. Still, the direction is highly specialized, and it is not so easy to find it near the house. But thanks to modern technology, there is no need to look for tire fitting courses in Tyumen, a specific area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe vast St. Petersburg, or even more so Moscow. You can purchase access to the electronic interactive program Tires, wheels and tire fitting on the ELECTUDE platform. Classes are available from anywhere in Russia, and not only in Russia, but also in other countries (the course organizers have representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine).

      The software product is focused on modular learning. The program includes 16 training modules. Particular emphasis is placed on the arrangement of vehicle wheels, service operations, including maintenance and operation of discs, tires, tire pressure monitoring system. Estimated time for studying the material is 10 hours. But please note: this is an average time. Everyone can work at the most convenient rhythm for themselves and master the program at a more intensive or “stretched” pace.

      In addition, it is important to understand that this is not just training, but a comprehensive certification system. Therefore, service station training centers have every opportunity to not only train specialists, but also organize an objective assessment of their competencies, and select worthy personnel for the tire repair area.

      Certification system, “sharpened” for tire fitting, is 15 special test modules. The total time for passing the certification is 3 hours.

      Video overview of the interactive tire changer program

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