Nuneaton-based Chapel End Coaches is adopting a full Michelin policy on its executive coaches after observing a â€œsignificant improvementâ€ in stopping distances and grip while trialling a set of X MultiWay 3D XZE tyres.
David Ridgeway, Mechanic at Chapel End Coaches, says: â€œWe had been sceptical about fitting a premium tyre but Michelin promised us that we would see significant benefits over the mid-range tyres we’d been running. And there’s no doubt about it, we really have.â€
An incident during the trial period demonstrated the superiority of the X MultiWay 3D tyres. Mr Ridgeway continues: â€œDuring a period of extremely bad weather one of our coaches was forced to make an emergency stop. If the coach hadn’t been fitted with the Michelin X MultiWay 3D rubber it would, without doubt, have hit the truck in front. Michelin helped us to keep our passengers safe, while avoiding an expensive and potentially tragic incident.â€