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10-point plan to get the most out of those tyres

FLEETS have failed to learn the harsh financial lessons of good tyre management and are still in some cases paying more for their tyres than retail customers despite their bulk purchasing power. A new report - 'Tyre Management', by David Openshaw Associates - gives a 10-point plan to help fleets to develop more effective tyre management.

The second annual survey of the tyre market, aimed specifically at managers of car fleets, warned that fleet managers had to ensure they kept a close eye on the market as the volatility of tyre prices meant that one chosen because of its bargain price could quickly be overtaken by rival brands.

The report also identifies key areas for tyre management such as tread depth safety and the importance of maintaining correct tyre pressures. Openshaw says fleets' monthly tyre costs should be £9 or less as a quick 'rule of thumb'. Copies of the report, costing £225 plus VAT, can be obtained from David Openshaw Associates on 01494 680321.

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