Why Retread Tires?
Tires naturally wear out. But that doesn't mean they should be thrown in the trash. Tire casings can usually be used for much longer! Tire retreading is a safe, economical alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading means replacing worn tire tread with new tire tread. The first step involves inspecting and repairing the tire casing. After this, the worn tread can 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 recapping or re-molding. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.
What Are the Benefits of Retreads?
Curious about the benefits of retreads? Call your retread tire dealer in Fairmont. You'll find that retreaded tires offer plenty of 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. 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 of the primary reasons retreads are 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 Fairmont or have your fleets' tires retreaded, you're actively helping to cut down on waste. You're bringing the three R's to life: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! And if you’re wondering about retread safety? School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top challengers at big U.S. on- and off-road races also trust retreaded tires.
Where to Buy Retread Tires in Fairmont
Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in Fairmont. We own and operate North American ISO Retread Plants and work across the country offering retreading and repair, plus on-site services like tire delivery, 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.