What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should get thrown away. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is an economical, safe alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. 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. Retread tires can be installed on all truck wheel positions, even steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in Wenatchee! You'll find that retreaded tires offer a wealth of advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small fraction of the cost.* They help decrease tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread tires are good to your fleet, your bottom line, and the environment. 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.
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.** When you buy retread tires in Wenatchee or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're living the three R's: 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. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Are Retread Tires for Sale in Wenatchee?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Wenatchee. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work from east to west offering retreading and 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.