Learn why you use retread tires
Whether you are a motorist looking for ways to stretch the family budget or a ﬂeet manager buying thousands of tires for your company, costs must somehow be controlled in today's stringent economy. Truckers, airlines, construction companies, farmers and passenger car owners all purchase retreads for one basic reason: to save money.
In the manufacturing of a new tire a big portion of the cost is in the tire casing. The tread, which is the area of the tire which is in contact with the road, represents only a percentage of the new tire cost. When a tire has worn out and seems ready to be discarded, the bulk of its cost remains unrecovered! In fact, this tire's useful life has not even began.
Advancements in technology and stringent standards have seen retreads become economically viable in every sense.
Tires are basically petrochemical products. It takes 22 gallons (80 liters) of oil to manufacture one new truck tire.
Since most of that oil is found in the tire casing which is reused in the retreading process, only 7 gallons(24 liters) of oil are needed to retread that same tire.
A fleet using as few as 500 tires a year can save 7500 gaIIons(27,500 liters) of oil annually, while substantially reducing the number of casings that end up in the landlills.
What a difference we can make just by retreading our tires.
Besides, the disposal of old and unused casing in landfills will also be considerably reduced.
So, retreads are in fact recycled tires that conserve oil and make a positive contribution to sustainable development of the environment and society.
The many benefits of retreading
1. The cost of a retreaded tire will usually be 30 to 50% less than the cost of a new tire
2. Environmentally friendly, reduce oil dependency and pollution from tire disposal by 70% and 80% respectively
3. These users all know that retreaded tires can be depended upon for safe and dependable performance
4. They can be driven at the same speeds, including highway and Interstate speeds, as new tires, with no loss in safety or comfort
5. Virtually all of the world's airlines use retreads.
6. Saves North America 400 million gallons of oil each year.
7. Saves the USA trucking company US$2 billion annually.
Like wine, rubber improves with age. A rubber tire's life begins after its first treads have worn out. It is organic by nature and improves after it is being used. This is why worn tires can be retreaded up to several times