Retreading

If you’re a fleet manager buying thousands of tires a year, Tirecraft offers tire retreading services that can help save money without compromising tire quality.

Retreading is the process whereby selected and inspected worn tires, called “casings,” receive a new tread. The worn tread is buffed away and a new tread bonded to the tire body in a process very similar to the manufacture of a new tire.

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Retreading Facts & Figures

  • Nearly 80% of the world’s airlines and off road, heavy duty vehicles use retreaded tires.
  • In 2000, the total replacement medium truck tire market in North America was approximately 33.8 million (18.1 million were retreads and 15.6 were new tires).
  • Approximately 26.2 million retreaded tires were sold in North America in 2000.
  • 575 million pounds of tread rubber was used by the North American retread tire industry in 2000.
  • There are approximately 1200 retreading plants in North America.

Economic Benefits

  • Tires represent one of the largest items in the operating budget for most fleets.
  • Retread tires give comparable mileage vs new but at a lower cost-per-mile.
  • Retread truck tires represent a savings over 2 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America.

Safety Features

  • Retreaded truck tires are manufactured according to rigorous industry standards.
  • The U.S Department of Transportation developed federal safety standards for manufacturing retreaded passenger tires.
  • All retreaded tires are identified as to manufacturer and date of production.
  • Retreaded tries can be driven at the same legal speeds as comparable new tires with no loss in safety, performance or comfort.

Source: Tire Retreading Information Bureau

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