What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. 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 an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully getting rid of 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 gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Norfolk. 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 lower tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread tires are positive for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as brand new tires. 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 Norfolk or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're living the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Plus, retread tires are safe. Retreads are so safe that they're used by commercial airplanes and school bus fleets. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Norfolk?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Norfolk. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering tire retreading and repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.