What Are Retread Tires?
Tires naturally degrade over time. But that doesn't mean they should get thrown away. 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 carelessly tossing 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 can help you get more out of your trucking and OTR tires by giving them a new lease on life. You may also see the process called tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Want to know why so many fleet owners choose retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Charleston. You'll find that retreaded tires offer plenty of advantages. Most importantly, they perform similar to new tires, but at a fraction of the cost.* They help reduce tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread 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 of the main reasons retread tire prices are so low.
As far as environmental concerns, retreads require fewer natural resources than brand new tires. 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 Charleston. You're making the three R's a reality: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Plus, retread tires are safe. They're so safe that school bus fleets and commercial planes use them. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where Can You Buy Retread Tires in Charleston?
Find a GCR Tires & Service store near you for trucking and OTR retreads in Charleston. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work across the country offering tire retreading and repair, plus tire delivery and on-site mounting. With GCR Tires & Service, you're never far from tire retreading professionals!
*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.