Addison Lee’s CrossClimate+ switch results in yearly tyre saving
Car service operator Addison Lee’s adoption of a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentres, has resulted in a reduction in its annual tyre bill of 20 per cent, the operator of the UK’s largest passenger car fleet states. Justin Patterson, head of operations at Addison Lee, says: “We’re currently fitting around 5,000 fewer tyres per year than we did prior to introducing the first CrossClimate tyres.”
Addison Lee began specifying CrossClimate tyres shortly after the product’s launch in 2015. The change in policy has reportedly had the additional benefit of pushing back tyre replacement intervals, reducing incidences of damage and cutting vehicle operating costs.
Patterson added: “We initially upgraded to CrossClimate tyres to give us the reassurance of excellent traction year-round; knowing we can continue to operate in the event of snow-covered roads puts our fleet at a huge advantage over most other taxi and courier firms. The fact the tyres are also proving to be even more robust and lasting significantly longer is the icing on the cake, particularly when you multiply that benefit across a fleet of 5,500 vehicles.”
Simon Wright, commercial director at Universal Tyre and Autocentres, adds: “It’s our job to propose the best tyre solution for our customers, taking account of all areas of product performance. If that means we can fit fewer tyres then we know we’re doing a good job; increasing our customer’s mobility and reducing their spend is our aim every time.”
CrossClimate+ tyres offer the benefits of a summer tyre for dry and wet braking, energy efficiency and total mileage, while also boasting the braking performance and traction of a winter tyre on cold, wet or snow-covered roads.
The latest generation Michelin CrossClimate+ fitments also offer improved through-life performance in all road conditions.