What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean they should get thrown away. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is an economical alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully getting rid of the old ones. Retreading is what it sounds like. It is the process of removing worn tread and replacing it with new tread. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can be replaced. Tire retreading gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. The process is also referred to as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Topeka! You'll find that retreaded tires offer many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. 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 require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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 Topeka or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Topeka?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Topeka. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west 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.