What Are Retread Tires?
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 getting rid of the old ones. Retreading is what it sounds like. It is the process of removing worn tread and replacing it with new tread. 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. You may also see the process called tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your Bend retread tire dealer. 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 decrease overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread truck tires are good to your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! 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 require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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.** When you buy retread tires in Bend or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. 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 competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Bend?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Bend. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering retreading and tire repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.