What Is Tire Retreading?
Tires naturally degrade over time. 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. 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 re-molding or recapping. 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 Spokane 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 tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are good to your bottom line, your fleet, and the environment. The perks go on for miles! 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. 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 Spokane 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 to Buy Retread Tires in Spokane
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Spokane. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west 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.