Aeolus Tires: Seeing is Believing

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The Aeolus NEO Fuel D3 is a drive position tire suitable for long-haul applications, and like other tires in the NEO Series, it is the result of a collaboration between Pirelli and Aeolus. Photo Aeolus

The Aeolus brand of tires offers commercial fleets a cost-effective option.

Cutting costs and managing expenses is a priority for all fleet operators, especially in 2023 when inflation, coupled with rising maintenance costs, make it more difficult to lower expenses.

Although Aeolus has always been a value-priced option, this tire brand has gained ground in recent years as fleets endeavour to control costs and limit expenses. But as Mike Matesic, TBR, PLT and STR Segment Manager for Dynamic Tire explains, “A fleet, or any customer for that matter, would benefit from value-priced tires like Aeolus at all times—not just when budgets are under pressure.”

Matesic says that for many years, fleets and other customers have been looking at ways to boost efficiencies and lower costs. “When you look at their tire options,” he adds, “the Aeolus brand has been well engineered, has a long track record, and proven performance levels. The cost per kilometre is hard to beat, and when you take into account the initial cost of the purchase, and the total number of kilometres you can get out of each tire, Aeolus meets, and in some cases exceeds, what you’d expect to see from some of the premium-priced tire brands.”

Living up to expectations

When it comes to the benefits of running fleet vehicles on Aeolus tires, the only way to know for sure whether this brand will help your fleet cut costs is to try Aeolus out, Matesic explains.

“The proof is in the pudding, as they say,” he adds. “We have had many fleets test Aeolus products, and the end result is always the same: The fleets find that they can operate more efficiently, they lower their overall tire expenditure costs, and they cut their fleet expenses. Seeing is believing.”

Most fleet operators collect large amounts of data, which helps them better manage their costs. Matesic is suggesting that fleets should experiment with Aeolus products, replacing their current tire brands with Aeolus on a few vehicles, and then seeing the results. “If you’re not trying out the Aeolus brand, you might be missing out,” he adds.

Many of Matesic’s customers have switched their fleets over to Aeolus after running a pilot project, collecting data, and seeing how much they can save. “The results do vary,” he adds. “Sometimes Aeolus tires provide the same number of kilometres as the more costly tire brands, and sometimes they provide more. Either way, our customers find that they are already saving money because the initial cost of the tires is less. And when you do the math, and when you calculate the cost per kilometre, Aeolus usually comes out on top.”

Growing number of SKUs

The Aeolus family of tires has grown over the years, and today the brand offers products that suit a variety of vehicles and applications. “When it comes to sizing, patterns, application requirements (such as low rolling resistance and green technology), Aeolus has stepped up to the plate in order to make sure they have a product for the market needs,” Matesic concludes. “Try them out and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.” For more information visit: aeolustires.com.