Why Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should get thrown away. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and wastefully getting rid of 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. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. You may also see the process called tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Billings! You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver plenty of advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help lower tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are positive for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! Since much of the original tire is retained during the retread process, the material cost for a retreated tire is usually lower than the cost of creating a brand new tire. That's one of the primary reasons retreads are affordable.
Regarding the environment, 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.** Buy retread tires in Billings or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help cut down on waste. You're bringing the three R's to life: 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 competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Billings
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Billings. 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 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.