Types of tyres


Different types of rubber coverings and inflated tubes used for specific vehicles and weather conditions such as winter and summer tyres, performance tyres, truck or tractor tyres.

Alternative labels

summer tyres
off-road tyres
tyre types
typology of tyres
winter tyres

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of tyres is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Tyre vulcaniser: Tyre vulcanisers repair tears and holes in castings and treads of tyres by using handtools or machines.
Tyre fitter: Tyre fitters inspect, maintain, repair and fit tyres to vehicles. They advise clients on different tyre and wheel types. Furthermore they balance the tyres, verify that the wheels are aligned correctly and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.

Optional knowledge

Types of tyres is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022