What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading is what it sounds like. It is the process of removing worn tread and replacing it with new tread. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can 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.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your Fort Collins 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 business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread tires are positive for your bottom line, your fleet, 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.
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.** Buy retread tires in Fort Collins 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! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Fort Collins?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Fort Collins. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering retreading and tire repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.