What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally wear out. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is a safe alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing 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 all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your Watertown retread tire dealer. You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver a wealth of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help decrease overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread truck tires are great for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. They're pretty hard to beat! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one reason retread tires are so affordable.
As far as environmental concerns, 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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Watertown. You're living the three R's: 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 Watertown?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Watertown. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering retreading and tire repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. 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.