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 alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and wastefully getting rid of 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 a thorough inspection of the tire casing and if needed, any repairs. Only then can worn treads 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. 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 Santa Rosa. You'll find that retreaded tires offer a wealth 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 decrease tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. 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.
Regarding environmental impact, retreads require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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 Santa Rosa 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! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. 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 Santa Rosa?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Santa Rosa. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering retreading and 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.