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Addison Lee cuts tyre bill by 20% with switch to CrossClimate+

Private hire firm Addison Lee has reduced its annual tyre bill by 20% after adopting a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy for its fleet of 5,500 vehicles.

Michelin CrossClimate+ Addison Lee

Addison Lee cuts tyre bill by 20% with switch to CrossClimate+

The business began using the original CrossClimate winter-certified summer tyres shortly after the product’s launch in 2015 in a move to provide vehicle traction all year round but Addison Lee says it’s also seen longer-lasting performance from the tyres, increasing replacement intervals.

As a result, the private hire firm currently fits around 5,000 fewer tyres per year than it did prior to the switch to the new policy, which is managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentres. More recently, Michelin has launched a new range of CrossClimate+ tyres, which bring the benefits of its CrossClimate range but with improved through-life performance in snow.

Head of operations Justin Patterson said: “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.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.