What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! 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 an economical, safe alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves a thorough inspection of the tire casing and if needed, any repairs. Only then can worn treads be replaced. Tire retreading can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. The process is also referred to as tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Salina! You'll find that retreaded tires offer a wealth of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce overall business expenses, tire waste, and oil use. Retread tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! Since much of the original tire is retained during the retread process, the material cost for a retreated tire is usually lower than the cost of creating a brand new tire. That's one reason retread tires are so affordable.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads require fewer natural resources than brand new tires. 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.** Buy retread tires in Salina or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help cut down on waste. You're bringing the three R's to life: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Salina?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Salina. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from coast to coast offering retreading and tire repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site 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.