What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. 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 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. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your Estherville retread tire dealer. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread commercial truck tires are good to your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! 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 of the primary reasons retreads are affordable.
As far as environmental concerns, 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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Estherville. 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. 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 Are Retread Tires for Sale in Estherville?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Estherville. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.