Why Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. 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 shelling out the cash for 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. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can be replaced. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. You may also see the process called tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Portland. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are good to your fleet, your bottom line, 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.
As far as environmental concerns, 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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Portland. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Portland?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Portland. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering 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.