What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and carelessly tossing the 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. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. You may also see the process called tire re-molding or recapping. 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 Greeley! You'll see that retreading truck tires has plenty of advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread 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. 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 Greeley 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! Plus, retread tires are safe. Retreads are so safe that they're used by commercial airplanes and school bus fleets. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Greeley
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Greeley. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering 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.