This service is run to solve problems such as. B tire pressure, wheel alignment, rim quality, suspension problems and poor tire choice. Our Tire Service is a study that we can carry out, where we can adapt and monitor different brands and models to determine the best product for your operation. The cost of heavy-duty tires increased in 2011 due to a combination of strong global demand for new and booming truck sales and soaring natural rubber prices. The price of rubber increased in the summer of 2010 to a record high in February 2011. It then weakened because market confidence was undermined by the economic slowdown in Europe and the United States and by the currency turbulence in the euro area. Nevertheless, the average price of rubber in 2011 was one-third higher than in 2010 for the year as a whole. With a repair and maintenance contract from Tructyre (R-M), we take full control of your fleet`s tires – so you can focus on running your business. These contracts cover the cost of spare tires, high proactive tire maintenance, quick roadside troubleshooting and more for your fleet.
Our sales team works with you to understand all your kilometres and the cost of tires over the three to five-year contract. You can then choose: the last years of rising tire prices have led Michelin to change the price mechanism of its PPK Michelin Fleet Solutions contracts. It has gone from an annual adjustment of PPIs to an interest rate deferral that takes place twice a year on the basis of a combination of three indices: natural rubber, oil and RPI. Paul Davey, director of Michelin Fleet Solutions, acknowledges that this means that the phrase is not as “fixed” as before, and describes this approach as “transparent” and is understood by the major customers of Michelin`s fleet. Although some operators have refused to resume regrooving, there is clear evidence that attitudes are changing. Six years ago, Michelin reported that only 31 per cent of the boxes returning to its retreading plant in Stoke-on-Trent showed signs of reuse. Now this proportion is close to 50%, but it still leaves a lot of untapped potential. “We are planning a major campaign in 2012 to raise awareness of regrooving,” said Martin Covington, Uktois Director of Truck Tire Marketing at Michelin. The final hurdle is to convince more operators that it is safe to redirect steering tires.