Wheelwright

Repair and align defective wheels of automotive vehicles.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wheelwrights do?

Repairs and aligns defective wheels of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks: Examines wheel rims, drums, discs, and wire spokes for damage. Hammers out warps in wheel rim, or places wheel rim in hydraulic press and forces rim into shape with pry bar or hydraulic jacks. Repairs damaged wire spokes, using straightening press, and replaces broken or missing spokes. Examines alignment of wheels on test stand equipped with dial indicator gauge for measuring radial and lateral tolerance. Corrects alignment of wheels, using handtools.


Should I be a Wheelwright?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • How to become a Wheelwright

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