What Are Retread Tires?
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 a safe, economical alternative to blowing your budget 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. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. 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 all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your Wheat Ridge retread tire dealer. 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 decrease overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. They're pretty hard to beat! 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 main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
Regarding the environment, 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 Wheat Ridge 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? School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Wheat Ridge
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Wheat Ridge. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering tire retreading and repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.