What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can be replaced. Tire retreading gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your Oakland retread tire dealer. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver 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 tires are positive for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one reason retread tires are so affordable.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads require fewer natural resources than 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.** When you buy retread tires in Oakland or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're living the three R's: 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 Are Retread Tires for Sale in Oakland?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Oakland. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west 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.