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Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£24,440 Average Salary
49 Average hours per week


Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

Main Tasks

  • Carries out inspection and assesses the nature and extent of repair necessary;
  • Removes wheel, exhaust or windscreen using semi-automatic machinery or hand and power tools;
  • Separates tyre from wheel and fits replacement tyre using automatic machine or by using a wheel stand and hand tools;
  • Inflates tyre to correct pressure, refits wheel to axle and balances wheel using balancing machine;
  • Replaces faulty parts of exhaust and refits exhaust or windscreen to vehicle.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, or through training programmes within larger companies. NVQs/SVQs in Vehicle Maintenance (Service Replacement) are available at Levels 1 and 2.

UK Prospects

11300 Workforce Size
10.03% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
1857 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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