Sometimes people assume that electronic car tyre inflator products are only used by professionals, but you don’t need to be a professional tyre fitter in order to benefit. As you can see from the reviews on this site, and in particular the car tyre inflator reviews on the homepage, there are plenty of models available that are suitable for domestic use.
The sort of machinery that’s used by Kwik Fit and the like are going to cost a significant amount, whereas the one’s we’ve reviewed are less than a hundred pounds to buy, with most under half of that figure.
If you’re interested in working as a tyre fitter though, it can be a great career move. You probably don’t want to make an entire career out of it, but a few years down the line there are likely to be plenty of other routes to follow as a mechanic or perhaps a move towards management. As with most jobs and careers, starting at the bottom means lower pay initially, but if you look at it as an investment into your future then it makes the early years more bearable.
Generally speaking, most tyre fitter jobs will involve working with tyres day in day out, but the working hours tend to be reasonable. Most are open on Saturdays but closed on Sundays, so you may have to work on some weekends, perhaps just for a morning or an afternoon, typically meaning you get a half or full day off during the week to compensate. Weekdays will usually mean being on site from 8am until 5pm, unless you’re working with one of the bigger companies that sometime offer later opening until around 8pm.
For mechanic level jobs, you’ll often get a uniform provided too, especially from the national chains, which can be a great bonus rather than having to provide your own, as we all know it’s not the cleanest of work!
As a career you’ll be learning a highly transferable set of skills too – there are very few locations across the country (and indeed around the world) that don’t have flat tyres that need attention from time to time!