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Tyre dealer travels an extra 64 km per tank with Michelin

UK mobile tyre fitting specialist, Mid Beds Tyres is said to be benefiting from improved traction and an increased range of up to 64 kilometres (40 miles) per tank of fuel, since replacing the original equipment tyres on its MAN TGE 4×4 van, with a set of Michelin Agilis CrossClimates.

The Bedfordshire-based firm removed the original equipment rubber after just 24,140 km (15,000 miles) in service; with the Agilis CrossClimate tyres already clocking-up 56,327 km (35,000 miles), with 6mm of tread still remaining.

Commenting, tyre technician Chris Strickland said: “The difference in performance between the two sets of tyres is like night and day. We’re monitoring the wear rates very closely, and based on our calculations, we’ll get at least 88,513 km (55,000 miles) out of the Michelin set before we remove them from service.

“That’s remarkable for any 3.5-tonne van, let alone a 4×4 which is worked as hard as ours. The grip they provide is also phenomenal; I’m regularly accessing muddy farm tracks, fields and even construction sites with no traction issues at all. With the original tyres I could be sliding all over the place.”

As an all-season tyre, Michelin Agilis CrossClimates are designed for traction and safety in all weathers, coupled with high mileage potential, impressive damage resistance and a low total cost of ownership.