May 25, 2022
As oil prices continue to climb, fleet managers are seeking new ways to control all costs. Retreading tires is a fantastic option. Read on to learn how to maximize your fleet’s tire budget with retreading solutions, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to get a free quote on retread tires for your business.
Are Retread Tires Recommended For Fleet Vehicles?
Whether your drivers specialize in long-haul or last-mile deliveries, there’s a lot riding on your fleet’s tires. Multiple studies have shown they represent one of the largest items in the operating budget for fleets, while tire failures represent one of the largest money-sinks managers face. In fact, according to a 2016 survey by Fleet Financials, a single flat tire costs the average fleet $338.42 per incident, or about $33,000 per year, and the resulting delivery delays greatly increase your risks of customer churn.
With so much at stake, some fleet managers are skeptical about using retread tires, assuming the retreading process weakens tire structure and shortens tread life. But this is a misconception, and a costly one, as retread tires are both safe and highly economical.
And you don’t have to take our word for it—nearly 80% of the world’s airlines and off-road, heavy-duty vehicles now run-on retread tires, according to the Tire Retreading Information Bureau, and retread tires can be driven at the same speed as new tires without any loss in safety, long-term performance, or comfort.
Of course, retread tires can help your business meet and exceed its sustainability goals, too.
“Retreading provides a great option for fleets looking to reduce the number of tires that end up in landfills,” says Dustin Lancy, commercial product marketing manager at Goodyear (Sickles, 2022). “The same benefits of cost-efficiency and sustainability apply to retreads for vehicles running electric powertrains, too.”
And with more than 300+ TIRECRAFT locations across the country, finding retread tires is easier than ever.
Retread Tires Near Me: Shop Smart And Save With TIRECRAFT
Retread tires save North American fleets over $2 billion dollars annually and keep thousands of pounds of scrap rubber out of landfills every year, preserving about 90% of the material in spent tires and requiring only 20% of the material costs of manufacturing.
TIRECRAFT is a leader in tire retreads, with multiple retread plants serving fleets through our sister company Canadian Treads, including a new 250,000 square foot facility in Ingersoll, Ontario, where we build roughly 350 pre-cure retreads a day.
What’s more, TIRECRAFT offers more ways to save on retread tires, including:
- Customer loyalty rewards on retread tires and repair/upkeep services
- Scrap pile analyses to determine cause of tire failure and increase service life
- Retread tire promotions, and more!
To learn more about our tire retread capabilities and cost-control policies, get in touch with a TIRECRAFT near you.
Sickles, D. (2022, April 19). Are retread tires advised for electric trucks? Tire Review.Back