The firm has received just 98 claims for accidental damage under its regional and construction tyre guarantee in the six months from 1 May to 31 October 2016.
Most (92) were accepted as valid – from more than 54,000 eligible tyres sold on the replacement market.
“The claim rate of less than 0.2 per cent is the ultimate proof that our tyres will deliver a long and reliable life in service,” states Chris Smith, head of truck marketing at Michelin.
“It demonstrates the confidence we have in our tyres, and gives fleets the reassurance that in the rare event of suffering accidental damage before a tyre is 50% worn, their investment is protected,” he adds.
Smith explains that the refund payable is calculated against the remaining tread depth of the tyre.
The X Multi guarantee for regional tread patterns covers 37 bus, coach and truck tyre sizes, including all X Multi and X MultiWay regional tyres, in all available sizes.
An X Works guarantee is also available for truck tyres used in on/off-road applications, covering 14 sizes, including the newly-launched X Works HD D (drive) and HD Z (all-position) tyre patterns, plus three sizes of Remix tyres: X Works XZY and XDY in 315/80 R 22.5, and X Works XZY3 in 385/65 R 22.5.