Delticom promotes winter tyres for fleets
The safety benefits of fitting winter or cold weather tyres are still not fully appreciated by many fleet operators in the UK. And the relatively mild winter in the UK last year may well have lulled fleet managers into postponing a decision to fit winter tyres to their van or car fleets. That’s according to Delticom, Europe’s leading online tyre retailer, which is also a specialist in the supply and fitment of winter tyres. Operating in the UK fleet market as fleettyres24.co.uk, the company is drawing on its considerable experience of winter tyre sales throughout Germany and elsewhere in Europe where these tyres are compulsory and necessary over the winter period.
Their message is that fitting winter tyres to a car or van fleet will not only help to ensure safer driving in wintery conditions, but should circumstances require emergency braking, a car fitted with winter tyres will stop in less distance. In an independent test (carried out by the BTMA) a car fitted with winter tyres travelling at 60 mph on a wet road at a temperature of 5°C stopped five metres shorter, the equivalent of more than a car length, than one fitted with summer tyres. This is particularly crucial in winter conditions which place more emphasis on the performance of tyres.
According to the company, Fleettyres24.co.uk has a wide range of affordable winter and cold weather tyres available to suit almost all cars, vans or other commercial vehicles.