What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Elko. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver plenty 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 truck tires are great for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. They're pretty hard to beat! 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 main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
Regarding environmental impact, 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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Elko. You're bringing the three R's to life: 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 Elko?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Elko. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering retreading and 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.