What Are Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing 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. 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?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Bay City! You'll see that retreading truck tires has 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 reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread commercial truck tires are good to your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! 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.
Regarding environmental impact, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as 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 Bay City or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help 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. They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Bay City
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Bay City. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering retreading and tire repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site mounting and dismounting. You're never far from your favorite tire retreaders 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.