Michelin tyres to give an extra 20,000 miles for Stapleton’s Tyre Services
Stapleton’s Tyre Services has praised Michelin’s new Agilis
CrossClimate fitments after a successful trial period demonstrated the firm
could be clocking up an extra 20,000 miles per set compared to its previous
The UK national company, which operates from 11 locations in
the UK as one of the largest distributors of passenger car, 4x4 and van tyres,
has been using the latest Michelin tyres since March across 25 Renault Master vans.
The summer tyres, with full winter capability, are already
claimed to have demonstrated vast improvements in mileage run-out potential and
Campbell Strickland, head of supply chain at Stapleton’s
Tyre Services, said: “We previously fitted winter tyres across our fleet all
year round, and were seeing a 25,000-mile return. Initial tread depth readings
from the new tyres project we should reach 45,000 miles on the new fitments.
“This is the sort of mileage you would expect to see on long-distance
motorway journeys, not from the type of stop-start deliveries we make. It has
really opened our eyes to the possible savings.”
He added: “There’s no compromise with these new tyres at
all. We have already noticed an improvement in grip during the summer heat
wave, and have full confidence this will be maintained over the winter. With
this performance and the savings in tyre costs and vehicle downtime, the Agilis
CrossClimates tick all the boxes.”
Mr Strickland expects
to roll out the policy across the remainder of the firm’s 400-strong tyre
distribution fleet as tyres become due for natural replacement.