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Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

Description

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

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

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