Why 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 alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire 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. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your Ukiah retread tire dealer. 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 reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread truck tires are good to your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! 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 require fewer natural resources than 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 Ukiah 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! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Ukiah
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Ukiah. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering retreading and tire repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site 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.