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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Quarter 4 Class Schedule Coming Soon!!

$100.00 per person, per class

Includes training material and dinner!

*subject to change at any time 

Diagnostic Direction: 

Using fuel trims and volumetric efficiency effectively. 

Did you know that with just a handful of engine performance parameters, an educated technician can quickly determine the diagnostic direction? This class is suited for technicians who are seeking to better understand how to use Fuel Trim, MAP, MAF, volumetric efficiency, and HO2S values to better determine root drivability problems. Foundational information will be explained, diagnostic procedures outlined using case studies, and on-car experiments applying these diagnostic tests. These quick scan tool based tests will quickly lead the technician to specific pinpoint testing to confirm the root cause.


Class 1: Monday September 9,  2019

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Host: Scenic City Auto Repair (meet in the showroom) 

Address: 2828 Rossville Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37407

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday September 3, 2019


Class 2: Tuesday  September 10, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst) 

Host: Ken Smith Auto Parts

Address: 3710 Vulcan Dr. Nashville, TN 37211

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday September 3, 2019

Class 3:  Thursday September 26, 2019 

Location: Knoxville, TN

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

Host: Ken Smith Auto Parts Knoxville

Address: 2622 Texas Ave. Knoxville, TN 37921

Deadline  to register and pay: Thursday September 19, 2019 

Huntsville: SOLD OUT 

Class 4: Tuesday October 1, 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: Tuesday September 24, 2019 

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Thrive + KSAP University Training
Q3 Class 1 September 9, 2019 Chattanooga  $100.00
Q3 Class 2 September 10, 2019 Nashville  $100.00
Q3 Class 3 September 26, 2019 Knoxville  $100.00
Q3 Class 4 October 1, 2019 Huntsville  $100.00
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