How Can Cambrian Help My Grey Fleet?

How Can Cambrian Help My Grey Fleet?


With the cost of living and fuel prices rising to unprecedented levels, employees who use their vehicles for company use are being put under increasing pressure.

Employees with grey fleet vehicles may have to keep their receipts and journey logs so that they can fill in a claim form to be reimbursed for the money they spent on fuel. This is often paid back in the following months’ pay. This exposes the employee to financial risk. In a time when everyone is feeling the financial squeeze, this could prove costly for both them and other road users.

In a recent survey by IAM RoadSmart, 1000 drivers were questioned about car maintenance.

  • 40% of the 1,000 drivers surveyed said they would consider purchasing part-worn tyres to save money. This potentially represents over 14 million motorists out of the 35.9 million drivers in the UK
  • 57% of respondents stated that they always check their tyres
  • 27.7% said they ask a friend or relative to check their tyres
  • 55% of Londoners admitted they are considering buying part-worn tyres



Neil Greig, Director of Policy and Research at IAM RoadSmart, commented:

“In straitened times, it is little wonder so many drivers hesitate to purchase new tyres, which can cost up to £1,000 for four.

However, the importance of purchasing high-quality tyres cannot be understated. Adequate tread depth is essential for safe driving on wet roads and facilitates effective acceleration, cornering and braking. Conversely, many part-worn tyres deliver longer stopping distances and reduced manoeuvrability, making them potential death traps.

Therefore, we would urge hard-pressed drivers who are hesitating to purchase new tyres to ask themselves whether the additional cost of new tyres is worth putting yourself, as well as other road users, at risk.

Drivers should also consider the cost per millimetre of usable tyres, rather than merely the initial purchase price. New tyres are normally sold with around eight millimetres of tread depth, whereas part-worn tyres have as little as two millimetres of tread.

It is encouraging to see that safety-conscious drivers are asking somebody else to check for their tyres for them if they do not have the knowledge to do so themselves. If you have bought a second-hand car, you should always check whether the tyres are roadworthy, including whether the tyre meets minimum depth requirements and is free of defects. This way, we can ensure Britain’s roads are as safe as they can be.”



TyreSafe, a UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of correct tyre maintenance conducted an investigation. On average, 159 people are killed or seriously injured every year as a result of defective tyre-related accidents. They also discovered that 63 per cent of part-worn tyres were unsafe to return to the road, and 93 per cent were non-compliant.


How can Cambrian help?

Fuel Cards

Fuel cards benefit both the business and its employees.


For employees

Our fuel cards will take the financial burden away from employees leaving them to concentrate on their jobs. There’s no need to carry cash or fill out forms.

For businesses

They streamline admin processes allowing staff resources to be deployed elsewhere.

Instead of endless forms, there will be one weekly invoice that covers the whole of the fleet’s fuel expenditure.

To find out more about our fuel cards go to


Telematics transmit real-time data on how and where a vehicle is being driven.

Many devices are hardwired and are connected to the vehicle’s engine management system.

Fleet managers are notified in real-time if there are any mechanical failures or issues with tyre pressure.

To find out more about our range of Telematics devices go to


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How Can Cambrian Help My Grey Fleet?