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Arval sees positive results from annual tyre safety awareness events

Results from this year’s Michelin ‘Fill Up With Air’ road show revealed that of the 135 employee personal and company cars tested on the day, 73% had all four tyres running at either perfect pressures or within acceptable tolerances. This is an improvement of 41 percentage points since the road show first rolled into the contract hire and leasing company’s car park in 2008.

Just 17% of the vehicles checked on the day had at least one tyre under-inflated. This figure is significantly below the national average number of vehicles running with at least one under-inflated tyre – calculated by Michelin at 33%.

Andrea Hider, fleet manager at Arval – which is a long-term Michelin customer – said: “Our relationship with Michelin goes beyond simply buying tyres, and the Fill Up With Air road show underpins our joint campaign to spread awareness of tyre safety, and ensure vehicles run at the correct tyre pressures. These latest figures emphasise the continuing success of the road show, and of the tyre safety education programme that accompanies it.”

She added: “Tyre safety is a high priority for our customers, our company car drivers and our employees’ personal vehicles.

“While there is no room for complacency, it’s pleasing to see these continually improving results, especially as more vehicles running at the correct pressure means better fuel economy, a smaller environmental footprint, reduced downtime and a declining tyre bill. More importantly, it also means safer driving for all involved.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.