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.
- 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.
- 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.
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