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Become A Tire Installer

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Working As A Tire Installer

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $47,589

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Tire Installer does

  • Stock tires, repair tires.
  • Break down cars (remove wheels from axles), remove tire from wheel and install new tires.
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools.
  • oil changes, installed brakes, Front end Alignments and mechanical work.
  • Install tires and balance wheels.
  • Preformed light services on vehicles Mounted and balanced tires Fixed flat tires Oil Changes
  • Performed oil changes as requested.
  • Unbolt wheels from vehicles and remove them, using lug wrenches and other hand and power tools.
  • Oil changes, battery installs, tire mounting and dismount, tire rotations, flat repairs
  • Tire Installation Tire Sales Associate General Housekeeping to keep shop in order
  • Raise vehicles using hydraulic jacks, remove/remount tires.
  • Maintain courteous customer service and smooth workflow.
  • Merchandised products on sales floor.
  • Install tires, rotate and balance tires and run the sales for the tire shop.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Oil Changes, tire rotations * Battery Services * Routine Maintenance
  • Located member car in tire shop area of lot.
  • Install new tires, tire rotations, rebalancing and flat tire repairs.

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How To Become A Tire Installer

Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job since no formal education is typically required. Most mechanical insulation workers complete an apprenticeship program after earning a high school diploma or equivalent.


There are no specific education requirements for floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers. Mechanical insulation workers should have a high school diploma. High school courses in basic math, woodworking, mechanical drawing, algebra, and general science are considered helpful for all insulation workers.


Most floor, ceiling, and wall insulation workers learn their trade on the job. New workers are provided basic instruction on installation and begin to place insulation immediately. Insulators who install blown or sprayed insulation will work alongside more experienced workers to learn how to operate equipment before being tasked with leading a spray installation job.

Most mechanical insulation workers learn their trade through a 4-year apprenticeship. Some apprenticeships may last up to 5 years, depending on the program. For each year of a typical program, apprentices must have at least 1,700 to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours of related technical instruction. Technical instruction includes learning about installation techniques as well as basic mathematics, how to read and draw blueprints, general construction techniques, safety practices, and first aid.

Unions and individual contractors offer apprenticeship programs. Although most new workers start out by entering apprenticeships directly, others begin by working as helpers. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications required for entering an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Being 18 years old
  • Being physically able to do the work
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Insulation workers who remove and handle asbestos must be trained through a program accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Insulation contractor organizations offer voluntary certification to help workers prove their skills and knowledge of residential and industrial insulation.

The National Insulation Association also offers a certification for mechanical insulators who conduct energy appraisals to determine if and how insulation can benefit industrial customers.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Insulation workers must be able to work in confined spaces while maintaining coordination and control of tools and materials. Also, insulators often must reach above their heads to fit and fasten insulation into place.

Math Skills. Mechanical insulators need to measure the size of the equipment or pipe they are insulating. This is especially important when insulation is formed off site so that additional cuts are unnecessary.

Mechanical skills. Insulation workers use a variety of hand and power tools to install insulation. Those who apply foam insulation, for example, must be able to operate and maintain a compressor and sprayer to spread the foam onto walls or across attics.

Physical stamina. Insulators may spend up to 12 hours a day standing, reaching, and bending. Workers should be able to stay physically active without getting tired.

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Tire Installer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Japanese


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Top Skills for A Tire Installer


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Top Tire Installer Skills

  1. Vehicle Inspections
  2. Courteous Customer Service
  3. Oil Changes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide professional, timely and courteous customer service in the tire installation area.
  • Preformed brake inspections, oil changes, minor electrical repairs and mounted, balanced and installed tires on vehicles.
  • Mount, balanced, install tires of all sizes
  • Installed new tires, patched and replaced tires and tubes.
  • Stocked tires and batteries in sales area in accordance with Tire Shop manager's merchandising plan.

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Tire Installer Videos

mounting a car tire on a rim

How To Mount and Balance A Tire -EricTheCarGuy

MSCTC Tire Changing Training video