Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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


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.

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Technician, fit, fast
Fitter, windscreen
Fitter, exhaust
Fitter, tyre
Glazier, vehicle
Glazier, automotive
Technician, glazing
Fitter, maintenance, tyre
Worker, garage (PO)
Worker, tyre (garage)
Assistant, garage
Fixer, window
Fitter (exhaust, tyre fitting)
Fitter, glass (vehicle mfr)
Fitter (windscreen fitting)
Fitter, screen (vehicle mfr)
Hand, garage
Fitter, tyre and exhaust
Fitter, towbar
Technician, tyre