What Is Tire Retreading?
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 an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. 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. The process is also referred to as tire recapping or re-molding. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your Aberdeen retread tire dealer. You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help decrease tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are good to your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. 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.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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 Aberdeen 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! Plus, retread tires are safe. Retreads are so safe that they're used by commercial airplanes and school bus fleets. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Aberdeen?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Aberdeen. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering tire retreading and repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, mounting, and dismounting. With GCR Tires & Service, you're never far from tire retreading professionals!
*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.