What Are Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical alternative to shelling out the cash for 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. 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 all truck tire positions, including steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your Grand Junction retread tire dealer. You'll see that retreading truck tires has a wealth of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread tires are good to your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! 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.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as brand new tires. 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.** Buy retread tires in Grand Junction 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. 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 Are Retread Tires for Sale in Grand Junction?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Grand Junction. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering tire retreading and 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.