What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally wear out. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is a safe alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and wastefully disposing of 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. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your Colorado Springs retread tire dealer. You'll find that retreaded tires offer many advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. 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 of the primary reasons retreads are 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.** Buy retread tires in Colorado Springs or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help 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 Can You Buy Retread Tires in Colorado Springs?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Colorado Springs. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire 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.