What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! 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. 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. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. 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 local tire retreader in Minneapolis! You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver many advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small 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, bottom line, and the earth. 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 far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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 Minneapolis 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. Retreads are so safe that they're used by commercial airplanes and school bus fleets. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Minneapolis?
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Minneapolis. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering retreading and 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.