Michelin's pressure pit stop en route to Le Mans


Michelin has helped motoring enthusiasts heading to Le Mans by offering them free checks to make sure their tyres are correctly inflated before boarding the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.



A team of experts from Michelin hosted two ‘Fill Up With Air’ days at the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle terminal in Folkestone on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13 June.

The specialists carried out free tyre pressure checks to help drivers save money, reduce CO2 emissions and arrive at Le Mans safely.

The event came as tens of thousands of British motorsport fans headed to France for the world famous Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Martin Stuart, events manager at Michelin, said: “It’s been a great opportunity for us to ensure all cars, whether they were vintage, classic or supercars, have correctly inflated tyres.

“The annual migration to Le Mans is a fantastic tradition for British motorsport fans so we’ve seen a lot of motoring enthusiasts pass through the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. Our team has really enjoyed helping these motorists out and admiring their vehicles.”

The Michelin team checked tread depth and air pressure, and inspected tyres for potential safety hazards such as lumps, bulges, cracks or tears to the sidewalls.

Jo Willacy, Commercial Director at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Michelin once again to offer our departing customers another opportunity to check the safety of their tyres before they left the UK. This week we have had a flurry of cars travelling to Le Mans and it was great to see some supercars come through. Safety is the utmost priority to us and we wanted to offer this popular and worthwhile safety initiative to the large numbers of customers departing during this summer peak.”

Martin added: “Tyres are the only point of contact with the road and are therefore critical to the safety of the vehicle. Maintaining and looking after your tyres can have a significant impact on the tyre’s lifespan, reducing running costs and lowering the vehicle’s environmental impact. In addition, tyre pressures can affect grip and braking distance, so getting them right is crucial.”

For more information whilst you are stationary Michelin has launched an App called Michelin MyCar, which offers helpful tyre and vehicle servicing information.