A deep dive into the selection, buying methods and maintenance of tyres and wheels

Commercial Motor
March 2, 2020

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Choosing the right tyres and adopting the best wheel maintenance regime can make a huge difference to a fleet operator’s bottom line.

Indeed, according to EU tyre labelling standards, fuel consumption can be affected up to 30% by the choice of tyre used on a vehicle.

And with the average 44-tonner travelling 80,000 miles per year costing an operator

£48,952 in diesel/AdBlue (around one-third of total operating costs)*, fuel-efficient, high-mileage tyres are a no-brainer for fleet managers.

Then there is the decision on how best to procure the tyres, such as whether to adopt a pay-as-you-go approach or the certainty of a pence-per-kilometre contract.

And once purchased, an effective maintenance regime is essential to keep vehicles safe and compliant as well as maximise the lifecycle of the product.

This report aims to explore operators’ views around the selection, buying methods and maintenance of wheels and tyres and show current trends in these areas.

*Motor Transport interactive operating cost tables 2019.

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