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What Is Tire Retreading?

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, economical alternative to spending money on new tires and wastefully disposing of old ones. Retreading is what it sounds like. It is the process of removing worn tread and replacing it with new tread. 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. Some companies also refer to the process as tire re-molding or recapping. Retreads can be installed on any wheel position, including steer.

Advantages of Tire Retreading

Ready to learn more about the perks of retreads? Contact your local tire retreader in De Forest! You'll learn that retreaded truck tires deliver many advantages. The cost savings is one of the most important since you get great tires at a small fraction of the cost.* They help lower tire waste, millions of gallons of oil, and overall operating costs. Retread truck tires are great for your fleet, bottom line, and the earth. 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 reason retread tires are so affordable.

Regarding environmental impact, retreads require fewer natural resources than brand new tires. 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 De Forest 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! Plus, retread tires are safe. School bus fleets and commercial airplanes trust retreads. Top competitors at major U.S. on- and off-road races also count on retreaded tires.

Where to Buy Retread Tires in De Forest

Visit your local GCR Tires & Service for OTR and trucking retreads in De Forest. We own and operate ISO Retread Plants across North America and work from east to west offering tire 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.

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