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How to become a tyre fitter?


The duties of tyre fitters normally encompass the fitting, fixing, removing, or replacing tyres on different types of vehicles. Such as cars and vans.

Usually, tyre fitters work for tyre fitting centres and garages.

This role requires individuals who have an interest in hands on and practical tasks. It is especially suited those with an interest in motor vehicles.

Becoming a tyre fitter in the UK requires a combination of education, training, and experience.

To become a tyre fitter, you need:

• Strong practical abilities
• Extensive knowledge of cars and their mechanics
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Attention to detail and precision
• Basic data inputting skills
• Awareness of health and safety regulations
• Familiarity with legal requirements for tire types and tread depths
• Possession of a valid driver's license (optional but preferred).

You can get into this job through 3 main routes:

• a college course
• an apprenticeship
• applying directly