Micheldever Tyre And Auto Services, which operates the Protyre fast-fit network, has signed a deal with Renault for 100 Master panel vans.
Some of the vehicles will be used in its distribution network, while others will be added to its growing mobile tyre fitting service.
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 any car, van, truck or agricultural vehicle. The breakdown vehicles have been equipped with onboard, engine-driven compressors and full tyre changing facilities to Micheldever’s bespoke specification.
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.
All of the Renault Masters have been bought outright by Micheldever.
Malcolm Turnbull, group fleet manager, Micheldever Tyre And 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.”