Training

groupshot2Mission Statement
Hunter Engineering Company leads the under-vehicle service equipment industry and accepts the responsibility to train tomorrow’s technicians. Based on Hunter’s know-how and industry-leading technology, Hunter Training begins with concept theory and discussion (40%) and finishes with hands-on training (60%). All Hunter Training classes are led by ASE-certified instructors and all training material is kept up-to-date through a rigorous curriculum review process.

Hunter Engineering Company educates thousands of students per year through a network of training centers located throughout the country.

Facilities
Hunter’s training headquarters is located in St. Louis, but the company also has regional training facilities located across the country. Each regional facility has a full-time ASE-certified instructor and fully equipped training service bays. All regional facilities offer the same passenger car, light- truck and SUV classes as the St. Louis Research and Training Center. Heavy-duty truck alignment training facilities are located in St. Louis, Missouri; Lima, Ohio; and Dallas, Texas.

groupshotReal World Instruction
Small classes provide students an opportunity for hands-on experience. Classroom time is minimized so each student can focus on skill application. Emphasis is placed on learning equipment operation throughout the course.

Low Student-Teacher Ratio
Fewer than ten students per class is the norm. This allows for interactive discussions and more time for students to work one-on-one with the instructor.

Variety of Courses
Hunter Engineering offers a variety of training courses in

  • Wheel alignment
  • Wheel balancing
  • Custom wheel and tire changing

Special courses may be created upon request and field seminars are available. See the training center locations and schedules:
ASElogoHunter Engineering Company Provides ASE Certified Training
programs relative to undercar service have been offered by Hunter for more than 40 years.
Class outlines, contents and delivery methods are frequently evaluated and modified to produce the best training outcome possible.

 

Hunter Training Courses

handsonAlignment Fundamentals – Level I
This three-day class is designed for the less experienced alignment technician and for those seasoned technicians who have not attended a formal wheel alignment class. The technician will learn how to properly use Hunter alignment equipment to measure primary alignment angles. In addition, the technician will be able to diagnosis alignment-related pulls, tire wear and crooked steering wheels from the alignment measurements.

specialtycoursesIntermediate Alignment – Level II
This two-day class is designed for the experienced alignment technician who desires more information on wheel alignment procedures, techniques and angles. The technician will learn advanced wheel alignment adjustment techniques and be able to use the alignment specification tolerances to enhance vehicle tire life, ride quality and handling. OE specific alignment procedures are discussed, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and steering angle sensor calibration.
classroomAlignment Diagnostics – Level III
This two-day class is designed for the wheel alignment technician faced with wheel alignment problems created by bent or damaged components. The technician will learn how to properly measure diagnostic angles and use these measurements to located bent or damaged components affecting camber, caster, toe and thrust angle.

 

Heavy-Duty Alignment – Level I
This three-day class is designed for the less experienced alignment technician. The technician will learn how to properly use Hunter alignment equipment to measure primary alignment angles. In addition, the technician will be able to diagnosis alignment-related pulls, tire wear and crooked steering wheels from the alignment measurements.

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trainingcenterSeminars

Additional classes and seminars are available:
Rolling Smooth – A one-day advanced vehicle vibration troubleshooting.
GSP Certification – A two-day program which includes Rolling Smooth and hands-on certification for the GSP9700.
Performance Tire and Wheel – Advanced tire service procedures.
Treads1 – A half-day class on counter sales and tire wear diagnosis.
Treads2 – A one-day class which includes Treads1 and education on how to interpret alignment measurement printouts.

Schedules and Registration

In the US, see training center locations, schedules and registration or call 800-448-6848 ext. 1