Why Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is an economical alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and wastefully getting rid of the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Tire retreading gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. You may also see the process called tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Fairbanks! You'll find that retreaded tires offer a wealth of advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are positive for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one of the primary reasons retreads are affordable.
Regarding the environment, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as brand new tires. 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.** Buy retread tires in Fairbanks or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help cut down on waste. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Plus, retread tires are safe. They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Fairbanks?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Fairbanks. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering retreading and tire repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, mounting, and dismounting. You're never far from tire retreading experts 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.