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Scottish tyre dealer moves van fleet to Michelin tyres

Independent Scottish tyre dealer Easityre has moved its fleet of wholesale delivery vans onto a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate policy having found the tyres to last twice as long as rival premium brand fitments.

The Fife and Tayside-based company traditionally ran its Renault vans on a mix of premium brand tyres, distributing tyres to the motor trade throughout east and central Scotland. However, it switched to a full Michelin policy having been impressed with the performance and longevity of the Agilis CrossClimate range.

Commenting, Scott Meechan, managing director at Easityre says: “We have a fleet of 26 vans that we use to make deliveries to our customers on a daily basis. Last year, we started running the Michelin Agilis CrossClimates and we were blown away with the results.

“Compared to other premium brands, we’ve found the Michelins to last a lot longer and the drivers noticed a big improvement in terms of performance on the road in all conditions.

“Our vans average around 40,000 miles per year. We were getting about 14,000 miles out of the other premium brands we used, but the CrossClimates are going to give us at least double that figure.”

The Agilis CrossClimate – with its rugged tread pattern – is built to boost safety in all weathers whilst delivering high mileage, impressive robustness, damage resistance and long-lasting performance.

“The longevity of the Michelins has really stood out for us, as well as the outstanding grip they provide,” adds Meechan. “By switching all the vans over to Agilis CrossClimates, we’re hoping to save money as we’ll be fitting far fewer tyres. Plus, running the tyres for longer means using fewer raw materials, so it’s the right thing to do from a sustainability perspective.”

Easityre is an independent tyre retail company, selling and distributing a wide variety of car, van and 4×4 tyres including economy, mid-range and premium brands.