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Ogilvie Fleet launches winter tyre solution

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Ogilvie Fleet is offering customers the opportunity to have winter tyres fitted to cars and vans with the cost included within their full maintenance contract hire package.

How contract hire companies would flex monthly lease agreements to accommodate customer requests for winter tyres, also known as cold weather tyres, has been an industry issue as fleet demand has increased following two consecutive hazardous winters on the roads.

Ogilvie Fleet is giving customers the option to either:

  • Incorporate the cost of a full set of winter tyres into the full maintenance contract hire rate for the fleet lifecycle of individual vehicles; or
  • Pay the full cost of a set of winter tyres upfront.

Once the initial set of winter tyres is paid for, they will be covered within Ogilvie Fleet’s standard ‘no quibble’ tyre policy.

Ogilvie Fleet’s tyre repair and replacement agreement with Kwik-Fit Fleet enables customers to store winter/summer tyres when not in use in the fast-fit giant’s tyre ‘hotel’ at a cost of £10 per tyre per season including valve and balancing when required at time of fitment.

Ogilvie Fleet sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: “We have been inundated with requests and information on winter tyres by customers and believe we are the first leasing company to incorporate a winter tyre option into a standard contract hire package.

“For many fleets winter tyres are an expensive step into the unknown so take-up has been limited, but we believe our solution to offset their cost over a vehicle’s lifecycle opens the door for many companies to fit winter tyres to their cars and vans.

“Vehicles fitted with winter tyres from new will have the winter tyres replaced with a like-for-like or similar product subject to availability at the time of replacement under the contact at no extra cost.

“Vehicles that have standard tyres fitted at the outset of the contract and have a second set of winter tyres supplied subsequently, for periods of bad weather, at the customer’s initial expense, will have normal tyre management cover for the periods when the winter tyres are fitted which will include wear and tear and unrepairable punctures.”

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