Over or under inflated tyres affect the way in which a vehicle handles, how it will react in emergency situations and the amount of fuel that it uses. Arval has invested in the installation of an on-site tyre compressor disguised as the ‘Michelin Man’ at the leasing and fuel management company’s head office for employees and customers to use whenever they like.
Danny Clenaghan, card development director at Arval, comments: ”Our employees and customers receive a great deal of information and support from Arval in reducing their road risk and their environmental impact when driving. This compressor provides a practical tool to help them to do just that. The tyre pressure gauge is a great addition to our Swindon offices and something that we believe will be widely and regularly used.”
This venture is not the first time that Arval has teamed up with Michelin as the two companies have a long standing relationship. Over the last 3 years Arval has held “Fill up with Air” days in partnership with the tyre company, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of the correct tyre pressures amongst employees and visitors.
Dave Crinson, sales manager Car Fleets UK & ROI at Michelin, said: “We are delighted that Arval has decided to install one of our compressors at its premises as it will enable employees to accurately check their tyre pressures on a regular basis. It also reinforces the importance tyre pressures play, not only in terms of safety, but also by potentially cutting fuel consumption, reducing CO2 emissions and improving tyre life on their vehicles.”