Online delivery drivers struggling to park their car are damaging their alloy wheels, according AlloyGator.
According to the supplier, UK van registrations have rocketed and are forecasted to be 358,000 units by the end of the year. It also states that 2016 was a record year for online shopping.
AlloyGator’s managing director Curt Rathbone said: “Shoppers are shunning the high street in favour of on-line shopping, which is great news for delivery drivers but bad news for their alloy wheels if they don’t have AlloyGators fitted.
“Often it’s impossible for a delivery driver to avoid hitting a kerb as they struggle to find somewhere to park.
“This can leave some nasty dents and scratches to the alloy wheel, which doesn’t give a great impression to customers as the delivery vehicle is often the face of the company, let alone the possible financial implications at an average cost of between £60 and £90 per wheel to be repaired.”
The scale of the issue in the UK was recently highlighted in a study by AlloyGator and Micheldever Tyre and Auto Services which revealed that four of out five cars on UK roads might have damaged alloy wheels.