How to become a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

Tyre fitters and repairers fit and repair tyres on vehicles and diagnose faults in tyre wear.

Personal requirements of a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

  • Enjoy practical and manual activities
  • No allergic reactions to petrol, grease, oil or other chemicals
  • Interested in motor vehicles
  • Good mechanical skills

Education & Training for a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

You can work as a tyre fitter and repairer without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a tyre fitter and repairer through an apprenticeship or traineeship in Automotive Underbody Technology or Automotive Tyre Servicing Technology. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For more details, see Section 2. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.

Duties & Tasks of a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

Tyre fitters and repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • inspect tyres and related components
  • repair tyres and tubes
  • select tyres and rims for particular vehicles
  • balance tyres and wheels
  • road test vehicles.

Employment Opportunities for a Tyre Fitter and Repairer

Tyre fitters and repairers and wheel aligners are mostly employed by tyre centres and wheel alignment specialists.

Specialisations:


Wheel Aligner

A wheel aligner identifies faults in vehicle stability and tyre wear. This involves checking and servicing the steering system and suspension, identifying and interpreting tyre and rim regulations, balancing wheels and making adjustments and doing post-alignment checks and road testing. Tyre fitters and repairers mainly work indoors.

Additional Information
A drivers licence is desirable.
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