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Retread Tires

Buying retread tires, sometimes known as remolded tires or recap tires, is one of the easiest ways to drive down fleet costs and make your business more environmentally friendly, without compromising performance.

And with more than 300+ TIRECRAFT locations across the country, many now offering retread tire solutions, getting started is easier than ever!

Read on to learn more or contact your local TIRECRAFT to schedule a free consultation right away.

What is tire retreading?

Retreading is a re-manufacturing process that involves replacing worn tread. This process preserves approximately 90% of the material in spent tires, and it only requires about 20% of the material cost involved in manufacturing a new tire.

Retreading is a safe, eco-friendly option for airplanes, race cars, buses, and delivery trucks looking to get more out of their tire investments, and it’s becoming increasingly popular outside of these industries, too.

Benefits of retread tires for commercial fleets in Canada

  • Go Green with retread tires. According to a seminal Leger national survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, nearly nine-in-ten (87%) Canadian drivers and fleet managers feel it is their “moral obligation to protect the environment. “And yet, many drivers and fleet managers still miss out on the eco-friendly benefits of retread tires, which the School of Automobile and Traffic Engineering describes as being key for “resource conservation, transformation of economic growth and sustainable development.” Why? Because retread tires not only require less fuel and energy to produce; they also keep tire carcasses out of landfills for longer.
  • Control fleet costs with retread tires. Because they reuse the tire carcass, retread tires require much less material and manufacturing effort to create. As a result, most retread tires sell for about 30-50% of the cost of new tires. These savings can quickly add up, especially for fleet managers, who may be responsible for dozens or even hundreds of vehicles. Last year alone, retread truck tires yielded nearly $2-billion in savings for truckers and trucking companies in North America.
  • Get great performance out of retread tires. Thanks to technological advances in the retreading process, modern retread tires can provide superior cost control and sustainability benefits, without any negative impact on tire performance and longevity. In fact, after a comprehensive study on truck retread tire reliability, researchers at the University of Michigan concluded that there was no discernable difference in performance between new and retread tires, and that both were equally vulnerable to failures due to improper maintenance practices.

Is tire retreading safe?

Absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the rubber you see out on the highways is not caused by retread tire failure, but rather is the “result of poor tire maintenance,” according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thanks to modern advances in retreading tools and methods, retread tires are safer, more affordable, and more environmentally friendly than ever, which is why nearly 80% of the world’s airlines and off-road, heavy-duty vehicles now use retread tires.

How do I know if my tires are suitable for retreading?

Most truck tires can be retreaded multiple times, except for:

  • Tires that have been run underinflated
  • Tires with less than 4/32” of tread left
  • Tires that have not been properly maintained
  • Tires that cannot endure a useful second or third life

Generally speaking, passenger tires aren’t suitable for retreading, since the casing and sidewalls aren’t strong enough.

If you’re not sure if your current tires are suitable for retreading, a TIRECRAFT retreading specialist can help you make this determination. Contact your local TIRECRAFT and book an inspection with our retreading specialists for free.

Retread tires dealers near me—Contact your local TIRECRAFT

Whatever your retread tire needs, TIRECRAFT is up to the task.

Since 1990, TIRECRAFT has been committed to helping Canadians get the most out of their tires with an expansive service catalog, celebrated national warranty program, and personalized tire recommendations. Now we’re making it easier than ever to access retread tires solutions, bringing business owners all new ways to save money and move closer to their sustainability goals.

If you’re looking to increase your bottom-line and get more out of your fleet’s annual tire budget, without compromising safety and performance, consider tire retreading today.

Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to book a free consultation with our retread tire specialists.