What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires wear down over time. It's natural! But that doesn't mean their life is over. Tire casings can often keep rolling for many more miles. Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully getting rid of the old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. It involves a thorough inspection of the tire casing and if needed, any repairs. Only then can worn treads be replaced. Tire retreading gives your truck tires a second life, so you get more value out of your investment. The process is also referred to as tire recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on all truck tire positions, including steer.
Advantages of Tire Retreading
Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Snohomish! 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 commercial truck tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. They're pretty hard to beat! 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 require far fewer natural resources to manufacture. 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.** Buy retread tires in Snohomish or have your fleets' tires retreaded and you actively help 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. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Snohomish?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Snohomish. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country 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.