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Why Retread Tires?

Retread Tires Tires wear down over time. It's natural! 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 an economical alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. 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. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.

Benefits of Tire Retreading

Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your Cedar Rapids retread tire dealer. You'll find that retreaded tires offer 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 tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread tires are good to your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! 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.

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.** When you buy retread tires in Cedar Rapids or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're living the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.

Where to Buy Retread Tires in Cedar Rapids

Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Cedar Rapids. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering retreading and tire repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.

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