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Old 07-01-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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how to become a wheel tech?

Interested in finding out how to become a wheel and tire tech.. little to no experience in the industry.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Interested in finding out how to become a wheel and tire tech.. little to no experience in the industry.
Sales or install?

I know Costco hires seasonal for Tires ,all you need is a valid Drivers license and be able to drive a stick,mechanical aptitude is a plus.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
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what kind of pay can you get? for installation or sales.. dont really matter i guess
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If you have no experience, You'll probably get paid 10 dollars at best... usually 9 dollars
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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Costco starts at $11/hr ,but seasonal aren't guaranteed hrs,but depts. like tires usual do pretty good for scheduling.
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Not sure about out there but depending on where you want to go you got some options.

Kal-Tire or Costco are normally hiring all the time, good place to start, learn the basis, learn sizing etc.. than go from there.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:14 AM   #7
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thanks man.. im gonna look into that.. not very good pay.. but guess you cant get the wage you want on a job you actually would enjoy doin.. i been packing steel the past couple years.. body's tellin me i cant hold up the way i used to..
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Have to start somewhere right? Bust your ass, show you want to learn everything possible and you will make it somewhere. If you show up late and scratch your ass then you know what will happen. Best of luck!
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kal tire starts you off at 11. most you can get at kal is 16 something an hour + profit sharing
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #10
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thanks for all the info... looking into costco lol...
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Wheel/Tire tech is a decent job, if you plan on getting into the auto industry. It can be a very simple job, but it can also be a nightmare at times. I work in a shop, and we have a fully capable machine, Its a John bean EHP V. Capable of doing up to 26" wheels. Personally anything over 19" we send out. Depending on the shops equipment, mounting anything over 19" can be a total pain in the ass, i remember when i had my 20" wheels on my car, and i had a nail in the tire. Patching beats plugging any day, so i pulled off the tire, and could not get it back on. 285/25/20 is a bitch!

Anyways, what im saying, is before you apply at a place, check out the shop equipment first, nothing is worse then working at a shop with poor/ill maintained equipment.
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kal tire starts you off at 11. most you can get at kal is 16 something an hour + profit sharing
They actually start you off at $11.77 to be exact. Max on car tires is $15. Max on semi truck tires is $20.
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started off at $5.50 an hr, at Goodyear in 1990 changing tires and oil changes. Hated working there, but had to start somewhere. Was there 6 months then got an opportunity at Honda and jumped all over it
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