What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally wear out. But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical alternative to shelling out the cash for 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 re-molding or recapping. 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 local tire retreader in Provo! You'll find that retreaded tires offer a wealth of advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help lower overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread truck tires are good to your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! 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.
Regarding environmental impact, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as 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.** When you buy retread tires in Provo or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Provo?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Provo. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering retreading and 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.