What Are Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is a safe alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. 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 recapping or re-molding. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Craig! You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread commercial truck tires are great for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! The material cost for a retreaded tire is generally less that of making a new tire, and much of the original tire by weight is retained. That's one reason retread tires are so affordable.
Regarding environmental impact, 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.** Buy retread tires in Craig or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help cut down on waste. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Craig
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Craig. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering tire retreading and repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.