What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and wastefully getting rid of 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 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? Call your retread tire dealer in Galesburg. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver a wealth of advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small fraction of the cost.* They help decrease overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread truck tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. 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 of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Galesburg. You're living the three R's: 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. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Galesburg?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Galesburg. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering 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.