Ogilvie offers winter tyres in maintenance package
The firm claims it is the first leasing provider to launch such a solution: how contract hire companies would flex monthly lease agreements to accommodate customer requests for winter tyres has been an industry issue as fleet demand has increased following two consecutive hazardous winters on the roads.
Ogilvie is giving customers the option to either incorporate the cost of a full set of winter tyres into the full maintenance contract hire rate for the fleet lifecycle of individual vehicles; or pay the full cost of a set of winter tyres upfront.
Once the initial set of winter tyres is paid for, they will be covered within Ogilvie Fleet’s standard “no quibble” tyre policy.
Ogilvie Fleet’s tyre repair and replacement agreement with Kwik-Fit Fleet enables customers to store winter/summer tyres when not in use in the fast-fit giant’s tyre “hotel” at a cost of £10 per tyre per season including valve and balancing when required at time of fitment.
Ogilvie Fleet sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: ‘We have been inundated with requests and information on winter tyres by customers and believe we are the first leasing company to incorporate a winter tyre option into a standard contract hire package.
‘For many fleets winter tyres are an expensive step into the unknown so take-up has been limited, but we believe our solution to offset their cost over a vehicle’s lifecycle opens the door for many companies to fit winter tyres to their cars and vans.’