What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is a safe, economical 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. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. The process is also referred to as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Salinas. You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread truck tires are great for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! 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 primary reasons retreads are affordable.
As far as environmental concerns, 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 Salinas 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 Are Retread Tires for Sale in Salinas?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Salinas. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. With GCR Tires & Service, you're never far from tire retreading professionals!
*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.