Ken Smith Partners University 



Join a select group of owners and technicians who are training to master the latest technology, tools and trends in the auto parts industry! Classes taught by Thrive's very own Bud Houston. 

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Thank you for attending Q2's Thrive Class! We appreciate you! 

Stay tuned for information on next quarter's classes!

Q2: Cameras, Sonars, Radars and Collision Avoidance Oh My!

This training provides the professional technician with a correct perspective to properly service today's braking and steering systems on vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems. The foundation of these systems are based on the ABS/VSC system, which we will discuss briefly. Diagnostic procedures on the ABS/VSC system components relating to ADAS systems will be explored. Several active safety systems and their operational strategies will be outlined. In addition, practical information will be discussed about basic service precautions relating to brake friction service, alignment, glass repair and safety system resets/calibrations. 

Class 1: Thursday May 2nd , 2019


Location: Chattanooga, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Host: Collegedale Exxon

Address: 9416 Apison Pike

Collegedale, TN 37315

Deadline to register and pay: Thursday April 25th, 2019

Class 2:  Monday May 6th, 2019 


Location: Nashville, TN

Host: Ken Smith Auto Parts Nashville Warehouse

Address: 3710 Vulcan Dr. 

Nashvile, TN 37211

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst)

Deadline to register and pay: Monday April 29th, 2019

Class 3:  Thursday May 9th, 2019 


Location: Huntsville, AL

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst)


Address: 1057 Oakwood Ave NW

Huntsville, AL 35811

Deadline  to register and pay: Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Class 4:  Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Location: Johnson City, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Host: American Imports

Address:  3832 W Market St.  Johnson City, TN 37604

Deadline to register and pay: Thursday May 16th, 2019

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