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

What are retread tires?

When tire treads wear down, they can be retreaded. Retread tires, sometimes known as recap tires or remolded tires, undergo a remanufacturing process whereby the tread is replaced, giving the “casings” new life while greatly reducing overall production costs.

Outside of their unique remanufacturing process, retread tires are basically identical to any other tire. They can be used on all drive and trailer positions, as well as on steer positions in non-passenger transport vehicles, and they perform like new.

Are retread tires 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. In fact, according to a 2021 study by Future Market Insights, the value of the global retread tire market has grown to an estimated $8.8-billion, reflecting widespread demand for these remanufacturing methods.

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, a considerable number of drivers and fleet managers continue to 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.” Retread tires not only use less fuel and energy to produce; they also keep tire carcasses out of landfills for longer.
  • Save money 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,
  • 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.

Free quote from retread tire dealers near me — Contact 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.

Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to book a free consultation with our retread tire specialists, or visit our retreading page to find more facts and figures.