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Snap-on® wheel service and alignment certification

The Snap-on Wheel Service and Alignment Certification is awarded to students who achieve proficiency in automotive wheel balancing and alignment, and tire changing equipment. The curriculum includes practical lab exercises designed to develop the knowledge and professionalism that are TOOLS FOR LIFE for those pursuing careers in automotive maintenance technology and collision repair.

Wheel service and alignment are among the most in-demand specialties in the automotive industry, and many service centers lack on-site, trained specialists. Technicians with this certification are widely recognized for their advanced training and hands-on experience.

The course provides lab exercises for training on professional-grade equipment including balancers, chargers, and alignment systems. Students who successfully complete the course obtain the training and professionalism required to be safe, accurate, and proficient on the job.

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course content includes:

• EQUIPMENT SAFETY

• HANDS-ON LAB ACTIVITIES

• SOFTWARE NAVIGATION, SETUP, FEATURES

• VEHICLE COMPUTER INTERFACE

• TIRE CHANGER TRAINING

• PRECISION WHEEL BALANCING AND TIRE MOUNTING FOR OEM AND AFTERMARKET ANGLES

• CONE AND ADAPTER SELECTION

• ALIGNMENT SYSTEM HARDWARE

• MEASURING PRIMARY ALIGNMENT ANGLES

• DIAGNOSING AND CORRECTING ALIGNMENT-RELATED ISSUES USING THE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANT:

» Pulls, tire wear, off-center steering wheel

• ADVANCED MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES

• ADVANCED AFTERMARKET ADJUSTMENTS

 

 

The Snap-on Wheel Service and Alignment Certification connects directly to the following academic subject areas:

• Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing

• Automotive Maintenance Technology

 

 

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Relevant Industry Certifications

Students earn Snap on S-Tech certifications as proof of achievement. These NC3-backed, stackable credentials increase employment potential and on-the-job productivity in industries such as:

• Automotive Repair      

• Fleet Maintenance

• Light Equipment

• Racing

 

 

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