Tire Repairers and Changers

Repair and replace tires.

Median Annual Wage: $23,730

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (41%); Less than high school diploma (27%); Post-secondary certificate (26%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Service Technician; Tire Technician; Tire Changer; Tire Shop Mechanic; Tire Buster; Tire Repairer; Lube Technician; Alignment Technician; Tire Center Supervisor; Tire Installer

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More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Remount wheels onto vehicles.
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
  • Hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes or tears.
  • Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement.
  • Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries.
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools.
  • Clean and tidy up the shop.
  • Buff defective areas of inner tubes, using scrapers.
  • Order replacements for tires or tubes.
  • Separate tubed tires from wheels, using rubber mallets and metal bars or mechanical tire changers.
  • Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
  • Clean sides of whitewall tires.

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  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Tire Repairers and Changers.

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