What Are Retread Tires?
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, safe alternative to blowing your budget on 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 gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. You may also see the process called 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 Auburn retread tire dealer. 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 lower overall operating expenses, tire waste, and millions of gallons of oil. Retread tires are great for your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. 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 far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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.** When you buy retread tires in Auburn 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! 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 Are Retread Tires for Sale in Auburn?
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Auburn. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from coast to coast offering tire retreading and repair, plus other services including tire delivery, and on-site 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.