Job type

Motor vehicle fitter

£17k - £29k

Typical salary

42 – 44

Hours per week

Motor vehicle fitters repair and replace worn or damaged tyres, exhausts, batteries and parts.

More info

  • Fit parts like tyres, brakes and exhausts on vehicles
  • Good team environment, with practical, hands-on work with cars
  • Opportunities to progress into management or gain further specialist skills and technical knowledge

As a motor vehicle fitter, you'll fit, repair and replace parts on vehicles like cars, coaches, small vans, and lorries. You might also have call-out duties for attending breakdowns, carrying out MOT tests, or other tasks, like repairing suspension systems, steering and brakes.


  • Testing batteries and other parts of an engine
  • Checking tyres and exhausts
  • Replacing or repairing faulty parts
  • Balancing and re-aligning wheels
  • Checking a vehicle's tracking
  • Repairing punctures
  • Giving customers advice


You'll be based in a tyre and exhaust centre, which could include a garage or fitting workshop. Your working environment could be physically demanding and protective clothing will be required.

You'll need

For this role, you'll need to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools well with your hands, flexibility and openness to change, customer service skills, patience in stressful situations, and the ability to work well alone.

There are no set requirements so you can apply directly as a vehicle fitter if you've got qualifications and experience in motor mechanics.

You could take a college course in vehicle fitting principles, specialist tyre fitting competence, or vehicle technology.

You could get into this job through an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in vehicle fitting.


With experience, you could move into workshop supervision and management jobs, or related areas, like breakdown and recovery, service centre advice or general vehicle mechanics.