What Are Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! 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 a safe, economical alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Tire retreading gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. You may also see the process called tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Manchester! 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 reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are great for your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. They're pretty hard to beat! 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 reason retread tires are so 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.** Buy retread tires in Manchester 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. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Manchester
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Manchester. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering retreading and repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.