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Tire Examinations - Tire and Wheel Forensics (VoD)  

In this Video on Demand (VoD), you will learn how to recognize wheel and tire anomalies. We will teach you how to properly and completely document the evidence for future industry, insurance, or judicial processes.

We will begin by explaining where the tire markings are, what they mean and how to document them. We will describe the scene evidence that should be remain after a blowout and the proper tire exam protocol. We will then delve into topics such as tread separation, hydroplaning, and under inflation vs. over inflation. You will also learn how to accurately measure both tread depth and tire pressure.

While this VoD will not make you an expert in tire failure analysis or tire and wheel forensics, with enough time and practical experience, your knowledge will develop sufficiently so that you may make a determination regarding the cause of the defect noted in the examination.


Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

Course Length

1 hour

Online Details

Online environment: Videos on Demand (VoDs) provide comprehensive, subject-specific information and must be viewed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may have limited access.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required.

ACTAR Information

IPTM's Tire Examinations - Tire and Wheel Forensics course is eligible for 1 ACTAR CEU.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

Companion VoDs:

Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation(VoD)
Roadway Evidence (VoD)
Safety Belt Examinations (VoD)
Tire Examinations - Tire and Wheel Forensics (VoD)
Vehicle Lamp Examination in Traffic Collisions (VoD)


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Tire Examinations - Tire and Wheel Forensics (VoD)
    Ongoing Online    
Instructor:   Fee: $85.00
Note:  Log-in instructions will be included in the confirmation letter sent to the email address listed in the student profile. Students will have 30 days from the time of registration to complete the training.