Hitachi Capital's car customers are now able to access routine safety inspections on all tyres from an on-site professional ATS Euromaster fleet inspector.
The safety check comes as part of a three-year agreement signed between the firms, with ATS Euromaster ensuring excellent tyre condition is maintained across the fleet.
Regular tyre checks and replacements, where required, should be an important consideration of any fleet business.
A recent test conducted by Michelin tyres and Volvo found that the choice and quality of compound can affect fuel consumption by as much as 11 per cent.
Tread depth and tyre condition are assessed as part of the ATS Euromaster service, with Hitachi Capital customers able to visit any of their 370 centres nationwide.
Additionally, the firm can book appointments with ATS Euromaster's mobile tyre fitting service, which also provides battery fittings at locations convenient to the customer.
Tim Bowden, head of Operations at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, pointed to the particular benefits of fitting Michelin compounds on all of their vehicles.
'"We specify Michelin tyres as they are widely recognised as a quality premium tyre in the fleet sector," he said.
"Fitting Michelin's tyres is a contributor to optimising vehicle safety and fuel efficiency."
Posted by Danielle Barge