What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally wear out. 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 alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and wastefully disposing of 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. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. You may also see the process called tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Flint! You'll find that retreaded tires offer many advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help reduce 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! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one of the primary reasons retreads are affordable.
Regarding environmental impact, 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 Flint 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! Plus, retread tires are safe. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Flint
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Flint. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site 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.