What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves a thorough inspection of the tire casing and if needed, any repairs. Only then can worn treads be replaced. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. You may also see the process called tire recapping or re-molding. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in San Jose. You'll find that retreaded tires offer plenty of advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small fraction of the cost.* They help reduce tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread commercial truck tires are positive for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! 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.
As far as environmental concerns, 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 San Jose or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help 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. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in San Jose
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in San Jose. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.