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 carelessly tossing the old ones. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn tires. It involves thoroughly inspecting and repairing a tire casing, then replacing worn tire treads with new ones. 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.
Benefits of Tire Retreading
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Woodinville. You'll see that retreading truck tires has many advantages. Fleet owners often report affordability as their favorite benefit, since retread tires perform—but come cheaper!* They help reduce tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread tires are good to your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. There's mile after mile of reasons to choose retreads! Material costs for retread tires tend to be low since much of the original tire is retained. That's one of the primary reasons retreads are affordable.
Regarding the environment, 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 Woodinville. You're living the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Plus, retread tires are safe. They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Major competitors at large U.S. off- and on-road races also use retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Woodinville?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Woodinville. 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. 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.