With uncertain economic conditions facing motorists this winter, having a safe and economically savvy vehicle is more important than ever, particularly if you are running a commercial fleet.
As we enter the winter months, it’s important for transport operators and drivers that their vehicles are running as economically as possible – especially for larger vehicles, such as vans, where fuel consumption is high – as well as being ready for the unpredictable winter weather.
A good example of a van tyre suitable for winter and beyond is Davanti Tyres’ Vantoura 4-Seasons. As the brand’s first dedicated on-road, all-season product offering the best of both summer and winter tyres, it’s a popular and safe choice for LCV users who are looking for safety whilst being economically savvy.
“The Vantoura 4-Seasons offers enhanced all round safety features plus reduced waste by eliminating unnecessary tyre changes, giving real economic benefit to fleets, all year round,” said Sean Maddocks, sales director for the UK and Ireland at Davanti Tyres.
The Vantoura 4-Seasons is a versatile and innovative tyre which has been engineered to offer exceptional levels of all-season performance, guaranteeing safety whatever the weather, according to Davanti.
The company says it has spent years developing the ultimate all-season van tyre – from the icy wilds of the Arctic Circle at Test World in Finland to the heat of Davanti’s European Development Centre at Applus IDIADA – to create a reliable, durable, year-round van tyre which can improve fuel efficiency for transport operators.
Key design features of the Vantoura 4-Seasons which make it reliable no matter the weather include:
Outer block section: Solid shoulder blocks deliver a stable drive and endurance even under heavy load, whilst also making the tyre rugged and resistant to damage. The deep outer grooves enable enhanced water evacuation and mechanical snow traction throughout all points of treadwear.
Longitudinal Grooves: Three deep longitudinal grooves cut through standing water and provide the driver with safe and dependable handling on wet surfaces. The rapid water evacuation delivered by these grooves makes the tyre highly resistant to aquaplaning.
Sawtooth Sipes: An array of sawtooth sipes cut through the main block sections and are engineered to actively bite into icy surfaces. Working in harmony with the specially formulated all-season compound, this feature is critical in ensuring the tyre provides traction on the most challenging surfaces.
With tyres potentially being supplied to single operators or large fleets, short or long wheel base vehicles, Davanti Tyres ensures a wide range of sizes – for example, the Vantoura 4-Seasons is available in 15” and 16”, with over 11 sizes.
Ensuring you have the right tyres which are both reliable and fuel efficient is key, as we head into winter where the pressure to maximise margins for motorists is bigger than ever.