Why Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean they should get thrown away. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second life. Some companies also refer to the process as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Salt Lake City! You'll see that retreading truck tires has plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are positive for 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 of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
Regarding environmental impact, retreads don't require as many natural resources to manufacture as 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 Salt Lake City 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! Even so, you might be wondering whether retread tires are safe, and they are. 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 Salt Lake City?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Salt Lake City. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country 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.