Tyre or Exhaust Fitter

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A tyre or exhaust fitter removes and replaces worn or damaged tyres or exhausts.

The Work

You could be:

You may specialise in a particular type of vehicle:

In larger companies, you may be able to specialise in a particular make of vehicle.


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022). Trainee tyre or exhaust fitters can earn between £7,000 and £9,000 a year.

Newly qualified tyre or exhaust fitters may earn around £13,000 to £16,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £17,000 and around £25,000 a year.


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Getting In

You could work for a specialist tyre and exhaust fitting company, a general garage or for a road haulage, bus or coach company. Jobs are advertised online on websites such as Find a job (previously Universal Jobmatch), and through Jobcentre Plus offices.

What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

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Career Area

Garage Services

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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