“If the predictions are accurate, then we are facing a very difficult winter and it makes sense for fleets to seriously consider specialist tyres,” advises Epyx commercial director David Goodyear.
“While a set of winter tyres on a mainstream car can cost £300, this is actually a small price to pay for keeping an employee on the road and productive during what may be a very long winter,” he says.
“Winter tyres allow a normal car to cover difficult, wintry conditions much more easily and safely than standard tyres and, we believe, represent a responsible and worthwhile investment.”
Epyx is continuing the rollout of its TyreServe programme, designed to help franchise dealers compete with fast-fit centres for fleet tyre business.
TyreServe can be adopted through Epyx’s existing 1link Service Network service and maintenance e-commerce platform, already in use by most UK franchise dealers, alongside fleets totalling more than three million cars and vans.