Protyre customers are increasingly likely to have their tyres delivered in Renault Master vans from now on, thanks to a 100-van order that will replace a third of the company’s existing fleet.
Protyre’s parent company, Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services, has ordered the new vans to replace vehicles from another manufacturer. The Master’s generous payload, good value and comprehensive four-year, 100,000 mile warranty helped Renault to win the sale.
Malcolm Turnbull, Group Fleet Manager, Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services, said:
“Against the other LCVs we considered, the Renault Master was unrivalled when it came to its combination of price and payload. The vans we have taken delivery of have arrived with us on schedule and, now that they are starting to be operative in the field, are exceeding our expectations and generating some good feedback from our drivers.”
On the distribution side, the Masters will contribute to the delivery of tyres to the 8,000 nationwide retailers that Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services supplies from its network of 15 distribution sites.
Meanwhile the specially-equipped Master breakdown vehicles will provide private and business customers with an emergency and comprehensive mobile tyre fitting service that encompasses tyre replacement and puncture repair on virtually any car, van, truck or agricultural vehicle.
Protyre’s new Masters are long-wheelbase, high-roof format (LH35) models, with front-wheel drive. Powered by Renault’s 2.3-litre dCi turbodiesel engine, they produce 125 hp and boast an official combined fuel consumption figure of 35 mpg.
To provide the optimum level of comfort and safety for Protyre’s drivers, the new vans were ordered in Business specification. This includes DAB radio with Bluetooth, electric front windows, remote central locking, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with HSA (Hill Start Assist) and Grip Xtend; a traction control system which provides improved traction on loose surfaces such as gravel, light snow and mud.
Other options chosen by Micheldever include 270-degree opening, unglazed rear doors and a 68 mph speed limiter. The breakdown vehicles have also been equipped with onboard, engine-driven compressors and full tyre changing facilities to Micheldever’s bespoke specification.