Courses

Alignment Fundamentals Level I

$250

Course Dates:

Apr 15, 2024

Location:

5885 Big Tree Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127, USA

Start Time:

8:30 AM
This course is designed for the new or less experienced individual in fundamental four-wheel alignment theory, equipment operation and the common OEM adjustment methods found on domestic and imported passenger cars and light trucks. It also includes an overview of suspension and steering systems with detailed instruction in performing proper inspection procedures. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training. Hands-on/Lab modules are structured to provide the student in-depth skills relating to alignment equipment operation in combination with additional opportunities to perform actual vehicle alignment processes. The amount of actual vehicle alignments will vary with each class.
Fill out the form below to register. Checks should be made out to Tom Kelley and be sent to 1919 Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736. If you have any questions, please use the field below or email Tom Kelley at tkhuntertraining@gmail.com.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

Describe camber, caster, toe, and thrust angle and the related effects these angles have on tire wear and vehicle handling.
Perform proper pre-alignment inspection of the suspension and steering systems.
Set-up the aligner and accurately measure the adjustable angles.
Perform a four-wheel alignment using the most common OEM adjustment methods found on today's vehicles using SLA and strut suspension systems.
Fill out the form below to register. Checks should be made out to Thomas Kelley LLC and be sent to Tom Kelley at 1919 Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736. If you have any questions, please use the field below or email Tom Kelley at tkhuntertraining@gmail.com.
Take this class with...

Intermediate Alignment Level II

This class will be offered at the same location the following day, April 16th. The instructor recommends students take both courses.

Topics covered include a more in-depth study of the alignment angles, aftermarket adjustments and modified vehicles Emphasis will be placed on OEM and aftermarket vehicle adjustment procedures found on today’s passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs using SLA and strut suspensions including Twin I-Beam suspensions and “altered height” vehicles. Course consists of a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on shop training. Hands-on/Lab modules are structured to provide the student in-depth skills relating to alignment equipment operation in combination with additional opportunities to perform actual vehicle alignment processes. The amount of actual vehicle alignments will vary with each class.

Prerequisites

None. Previous automotive experience preferred.

Target Audience

Vehicle Service Associates