Although sales in new 4×4 vehicles have dropped dramatically in line with the rest of the industry, tyres manufacturers are reporting it is good news for their business.
The 4×4 market soared during the past decade and although the market has declined in the past 12 months, a leading tyres manufacturer sees a silver lining.
Andy Williamson, Michelin tyres brand manager, told Tyres and Accessories magazine: ‘The 4×4 tyre market is buoyant. It has experienced extreme growth during the last five years, and this growth, although steadier, will continue. The UK’s 4×4 car parc is still growing.’
The industry view is that as motorists hold on to their vehicles for longer, they will need replacement tyres, especially on the vehicles with faster tyre wear rates.
Etyres has always been a popular choice with 4×4 owners because of our convenient mobile fitting service and low prices – up to 40% cheaper than leading high street tyre depots.
Oliver Hall, Operations Executive