What Are Retread Tires?
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 a safe, economical alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and wastefully getting rid of the old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. You may also see the process called 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 local tire retreader in Brighton! You'll see that retreading truck tires has plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help decrease overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread truck tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
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 Brighton 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! Plus, retread tires are safe. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Brighton?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Brighton. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering tire retreading and repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site mounting and dismounting. 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.