Wheel Alignment Technician


What is a Wheel Alignment Technician?

If the wheels of your car are not ‘aligned’ (at the right angle) – it could cause serious problems.

Wheel Alignment Technicians are responsible for keeping your wheels aligned so that the wear and tear on tyres and engines is minimised, saving a lot of money in the long run.

For example:

  • The tires wear out quickly
  • Car vibrates
  • The car will ‘pull’ to one side and not stay in a straight line
  • Long term mechanical problems including steering parts get damaged

If the incorrect alignment of wheels is ignored – it could end up being very expensive! 

What does a Wheel Alignment Technician do?

  • discusses problems with client
  • takes notes
  • checks the 3 alignment angle:  camber angle / toe angle and the caster angle
  • adjusts the angles using specialised equipment
  • tests the adjustments
  • keeps records

Are you . . . ?

  • passionate about cars?
  • mechanically minded?
  • hard working?
  • detail orientated?
  • responsible?
  • reliable?

How do I become a Wheel Alignment Technician?




  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

Another way to become a Wheel Alignment Technician is to approach a wheel alignment company directly.  They may offer in-house training. 

If you start at the bottom of the company and show that you are hard-working and dedicated, the company may send you on a training course for you to become a Wheel Alignment Technician.

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Automotive Electrician … or … Diesel Mechanic

Is becoming a Wheel Alignment Technician the right career choice for me?