What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally wear out. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to spending money on 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. 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.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Sparks. You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread commercial truck tires are positive for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! 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.
Regarding the environment, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as 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 Sparks. You're living the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Sparks?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Sparks. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering tire retreading and repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.