What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical alternative to spending money 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. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. Some companies also refer to the process as tire re-molding or recapping. 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? Call your retread tire dealer in Martinez. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! The material cost for a retreaded tire is generally less that of making a new tire, and much of the original tire by weight is retained. That's one of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as brand new tires. Making a retread saves 15 gallons of oil over making 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 Martinez 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? They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Martinez
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Martinez. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering retreading and repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.