Demand for winter tyres set to increase

Once again the demand for winter tyres from commercial vehicle fleets is on the increase and Kwik-Fit, who won an award last year for their comprehensive service, is still recognised as one of the best in the industry.

Kwik-Fit Fleet only started their winter tyre programme in 2010 and because it was so successful they are repeating the initiative again this winter. The service includes offering fleets a hotel style facility to store all of their summer tyres when the weather is at its worst. The use of winter tyres has been in the spotlight again recently as the United Kingdom prepares for another harsh winter and it was Kwik-Fit who were first to offer fleet operators the option that will not only help keep vans on the road during winter but could also save lives.

Kwik-Fit Fleet has won another award at the Van Fleet Safety Awards. The award comes at a time when Kwik-Fit is investing money in order to improve their service to the commercial sector. During the past twelve months they have seen vehicle servicing and MoT work increase by a staggering 40% on vans typically covered with van insurance, demand for LCV tyre sales go up by 20% and van brake repair and replacement work has increased by a quarter.

Kwik-Fit Fleet Sales Director, Peter Lambert, said “No other fast fit company has the network coverage or offers such a comprehensive range of services that we have available to operators of light commercial vehicles. We are delighted that the Safety Award recognises not only our winter tyre programme but also our range of risk management services that are designed to keep vehicles on the road and aid corporate legislative compliance. Our ethos is based on delivering a menu of easily accessible car and LCV based services at a reasonable price accompanied by first class customer service.”

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