What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is what it sounds like. It is the process of removing worn tread and replacing it with new tread. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your Anchorage retread tire dealer. You'll see that retreading truck tires has plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread commercial truck tires are great for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! Since much of the original tire is retained during the retread process, the material cost for a retreated tire is usually lower than the cost of creating a brand new tire. That's one reason retread tires are so affordable.
Regarding environmental impact, retreads require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. Manufacturing a retread saves 15 gallons of oil over manufacturing a new tire. Approximately 15 million commercial truck tires are retreaded each year, which can help save up to 225 million gallons of oil annually.** When you buy retread tires in Anchorage or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're bringing the three R's to life: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Anchorage?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Anchorage. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering retreading and repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site mounting and dismounting. You're never far from your favorite tire retreaders with GCR Tires & Service!
*Based on test data of Drive tires in a Waste Segment application.
**Saves 225 million gallons of oil per year (15M retreads X 15 gallons of oil saved = 225 M annually). Source: Golden, J.S., Handfield, R., Daystar, J. and, J. Woodrooffe (2018). Retread Tires in the United States & Canada: An Analysis of the Economic & Environmental Benefits for Fleet Operators and the U.S. Government.