Motor vehicle fitter Fast fit technician
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Motor vehicle fitters repair and replace worn or damaged tyres, exhausts, batteries and parts.
1. Entry requirements
There are no set requirements. You could take a college course in tyre fitting principles, vehicle component fitting, or vehicle technology.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Autocity has more information on becoming a motor vehicle fitter.
2. Skills required
- practical and technical skills
- maths skills
- customer service skills
3. What you'll do
You’ll fit, repair and replace parts on vehicles like cars, coaches, small vans, and lorries.
You might also have call-out duties for attending breakdowns, carrying out MOT tests, or other tasks, like repairing suspension systems, steering and brakes.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- testing batteries and other parts of an engine
- checking tyres and exhausts
- replacing or repairing faulty parts
- balancing and re-aligning wheels
- checking a vehicle's tracking
- repairing punctures
- giving customers advice
Starter: £15,000 to £17,000
Experienced: £20,000 to £25,000
Highly Experienced: £29,000
These figures are a guide.
5. Working hours, patterns and environmentYou’ll work 5 or 6 days a week, including Saturdays and evenings, possibly on shift.
You might work overtime during busy periods.
You’ll be based in a tyre and exhaust centre, which could include a garage or fitting workshop.
You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness.
6. Career path and progressionWith experience, you could move into workshop supervision and management jobs, or related areas, like breakdown and recovery, service centre advice or general vehicle mechanics.
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Last updated: 13 September 2018