Michelin reports low accidental damage claims


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Michelin says its accidental damage guarantee for its bus, coach and truck tyre ranges is delivering on its promise of first class reliability and uptime for commercial vehicle fleets. 

From 1 May to 31 October 2016, the tyre manufacturer has received just 98 claims for damage of which 92 were accepted as valid – from more than 54,000 eligible tyres sold on the replacement market.

Under the scheme – believed to be unique amongst bus, coach and truck tyre manufacturers in Irish and UK markets – operators are refunded for any accidental damage suffered before a tyre is 50 per cent worn, with the refund 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.

For further information on the Michelin commercial vehicle tyre range visit http://trucks.michelin.co.uk/ Customers in the Republic of Ireland must register tyres with either their tyre dealer or their local Michelin Account Manager.