What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing 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. 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?
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your Albany retread tire dealer. You'll see that retreading truck tires has many 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 business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread truck tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. The perks go on for miles! 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.
As far as environmental concerns, 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 Albany 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. 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 Can You Buy Retread Tires in Albany?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Albany. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering retreading and tire repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, mounting, and dismounting. You're never far from your favorite tire retreaders 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.