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What do you need to do to become a tire technician?

By George Dodson

There are several automobiles in the US and other parts of the world. In all these automobile tire is always the common thing. Tire business is huge in this world because of this reason. You need to know how to prepare if you are planning to work in this field of work.

The job of the tire technicians involve repairing, balancing, installing and rotating tires. They inspect tires for wear, patch some tires and make sure they are properly inflated.

Special treatment is required for some tires. Some tires are also studded for special traction on snow and ice. Retreading of previously worn tires is also a main function.

Tire technicians may maintain tire repair equipment, take inventory and also sell tires.

You need to have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to be a tire technician. Employers look for those who have had enough discipline to take care of that part of their education.

You also need to have some experience in the tire business. Some of the organizations will also offer you job training.

A tire technician should have good customer service skills. Your customer is your most important product. You always need to make sure all their demands are met in time. Proper communication is needed to meet your customer’s requirements.

Mechanical aptitude is a plus, as you will be working with mechanical things. You will also need to operate tire balancers and tire changing machines. Computer support has become essential for every business now. Computers are used for inventory, payroll, and billing. Basic computer skills is also a main requirement.

You will need to be able to work with minimal supervision. Tire companies are very busy places. You need to perform alone when others are busy doing something else.

Heavy lifting is also a part of the job. You should be capable of lifting whenever it is asked to do. You need to be able to do it safely as well.

You will most likely need a driver’s license and you may be required to deliver parts and tires to other locations. You will want to have a clean driving record.

In this industry you can work up to $16 per hour. You can also start working on your own business. You will need to meet the requirements as stated above as well as good customer skills. You should be able to help the customers in all possible ways. With a little education you can perform well in this business.

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Dodson, George "What do you need to do to become a tire technician?." What do you need to do to become a tire technician?. 20 Apr. 2014. 21 Jul 2014 <>.

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Dodson, G (2014, April 20). What do you need to do to become a tire technician?. Retrieved July 21, 2014, from

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Dodson, George "What do you need to do to become a tire technician?"

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