Tomato Tyres take Yokohama to Comet Car Hire

Yokohama’s Tony Valentine (l) and Anthony Smith of Tomato Tyres alongside one of the fleet vehicles to be equipped with Yokohama’s RY55 van tyre

Buckinghamshire-based distributor Tomato Tyres has entered into an agreement to supply specialist aviation logistics company Comet Car Hire (CCH) with the new for 2018 Yokohama BluEarth-Van RY55 tyre for its fleet of Mercedes vans, minibuses and people carriers.

Yokohama HPT Ltd shares that the BluEarth-Van RY55, launched at the start of this year, was selected as a result of its “impressive fuel saving, environmental and performance credentials.” The UK distributor of Yokohama tyres for the car/van/4×4 segment backs this statement up with a couple of impressive facts: The RY55 delivers 50 per cent more wear resistance, nine per cent shorter wet braking distances and a 19 per cent reduction in rolling resistance over its predecessor.

“We’re delighted that Tomato Tyres has selected our latest van tyre for use across the Comet Car Hire fleet,” comments Tony Valentine, fleet and national account manager, Yokohama HPT Ltd. “Not only has it been developed with environmental performance and fuel saving in mind, it also provides users with high levels of grip while being capable of withstanding everything a van tyre needs to. Punctuality of service is critical to CCH so it’s important that their fleet is fitted with a tyre which can deliver.”

Wear resistance and wet grip performance have been enhanced in the RY55 thanks to the configuration of its tread pattern. The tyre also features shoulders with deep lugs and sipes that enhance steering stability and drainage while helping to prevent uneven wear. The compound used in the BluEarth-Van RY55 is a new one. Yokohama says it contains a triple polymer to boost the tyre’s durability and resistance to uneven wear along with silica to enhance fuel efficiency and wet grip performance. The RY55 also features a revised profile that provides a more optimal surface contact shape and more uniform surface contact pressure.

“We’re delighted to be distributors of Yokohama tyres which complements our fast and professional service,” comments Anthony Smith from Tomato Tyres. “We offer an in-house or mobile service to suit customers’ convenience.”


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