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Michelin tyre racks up high mileage for Co-op Funeralcare van

The Glasgow-based vehicle, which is used for long-distance, high-mileage repatriation duties for the company, was fitted with long-lasting Michelin tyres two years, with one tyre clocking up 103,000 miles in service before replacement.

The vehicle’s original set of competing premium tyres were removed after 36,000 miles.

Terry Jarvis, head of transport at Co-op Funeralcare, said: “When you operate a funeral director’s vehicle, you can’t afford to let a client down on an already difficult day due to tyre-related issues. The longevity demonstrated by this Agilis tyre is further proof that operating a Michelin policy across our fleet is the ideal option. In fact, we’ve seen a drop in the number of fitments we buy because Michelin’s tyres simply last longer.

“When you factor in the lower whole-life cost of the tyres, Michelin fitments are head and shoulders above the rest.”

Co-op Funeralcare turned to Michelin tyres a few years ago to combat issues with tread wear. It now fits 100% Michelin tyres across a fleet of almost 1,500 vehicles, including 300 hearses, 469 limousines, 292 private ambulances, 200 estate cars, 200 general purpose cars and 35 trucks.

The company is also looking to transition its fleet to Michelin Cross Climate tyres to ensure all-year running.

Jarvis added: “We’ve heard great things about this new tyre and its ability to keep going in all weathers, and we’ll be moving over the entire fleet to the fitment.”


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Written by 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.

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