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Web identifies tyre abusers

Fleet managers can now be warned about drivers who are abusing their tyres, or getting them changed when they have gone below the minimum legal tread depth.

A new web-based “intelligent” tyre management authorisation and reporting system has been launched by Kwik-Fit Fleet which flags up problems to leasing companies using the system, meaning they can now warn their customers of problems.

About 50 companies managing more than 1.3 million vehicles, including Britain’s largest fleet Motability Operations and the country’s largest contract hire firm Lex, will benefit from the technology.

Details of all transactions are already logged and information on tread depths of tyres removed from vehicles, brands and size of tyres fitted, mileage of vehicle at time of replacement and the reason for tyre replacement are all captured by Kwik-Fit Fleet.

The new system will allow Kwik-Fit Fleet to communicate with its 670 centres and those that manage the company’s 200-strong mobile tyre fitting fleet, and then onto its customers.

Customers can also build their own tyre-fitting rules into the programme.

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