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Tire Technician

Rotate, inspect, patch and retread all sorts of rubber tires.

What does a Tire Technician do?

A Tire Technician wears many hats. Tire Technicians deal with tires, of course, but they may also work as Salespeople, repairmen, and roadside saviors.

As a Tire Technician, you provide assistance to motorists in a retail setting. You remove tires from their cars and inspect them for wear. Based on your findings, you make the necessary repairs or adjustments-rotating the tires, for example.

If the tires are simply beyond saving, you switch to Salesperson mode and advise your clients on the tires your company sells. You help them choose the right product, then you install the tires they choose.

In some cases, you may be asked to perform basic maintenance, such as oil changes and spark plug replacements. You may also test batteries or replace them altogether, and change headlights and taillights on the car.

When clients experience roadside mishaps, like cars conking out or tires going flat, you come to the rescue. For you, jumpstarting cars or replacing flat tires may be all in a day’s work, but those who know nothing about these will regard you as some sort of demigod. So feel free to boast about your superhero abilities when you return home from work that day.

No one likes having car trouble, so many of the clients you deal with are stressed and upset. Because of this, you’ll need a friendly, patient demeanor, and the ability to explain car-related problems to people who may know nothing about cars themselves. You must also be able to work quickly and efficiently, often within full view of the clients you’re working for. No swearing is allowed.