What Are Retread Tires?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings often have plenty more miles of life to live—or roll! Tire retreading is a safe alternative to shelling out the cash for new tires and wastefully getting rid of the old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can be replaced. Truck tire retreading can help you get more bang for your buck by giving your tires a second 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?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Mount Vernon! You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help decrease tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are good to your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! 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 reason retread tires are so affordable.
Regarding environmental impact, 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.** You're actively helping to cut down on waste when you have your fleets' tires retreaded, or you purchase retread tires in Mount Vernon. 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. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Mount Vernon
Contact your local GCR Tires & Service when you need retread commercial truck tires in Mount Vernon. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering tire 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.