What Is Tire Retreading?
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 alternative to blowing your budget on new tires and wastefully disposing of 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. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your Devils Lake retread tire dealer. You'll see that retreading truck tires has a wealth of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are great for your bottom line, your fleet, 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.
Regarding the environment, retreads require fewer natural resources than 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 Devils Lake or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? 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 Can You Buy Retread Tires in Devils Lake?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Devils Lake. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering tire retreading and 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.