Smart driving habits and good maintenance can extend the life of a tire. At some point, however, wear and tear will catch up with them and they will no longer be operational. Car owners have the option of purchasing a new option or opting for a retread, which can be an efficient way to save money. Retreading is an option for tires that are slightly worn but still have enough rubber to be used for driving.
A worn carcass of a tire with good structural quality is removed from the car and the tread and rubber of the tires are renewed. The retreaded tire then goes through a vulcanization process that causes the new rubber to vulcanize to the original casing. The result is a new tire with a new tread pattern.
Some critics have expressed concerns about the quality of a retread.
They argue that the history of the tire is unknown, which means that overall structural strength can never be relied on when compared to a new tire. However, as long as you use a reputable tire manufacturer and fitter, you can rest assured that your retreaded tire will be manufactured and tested to strict safety standards.
Over the years, developments in the tire manufacturing industry have also meant the technologies and processes in the retread are much better. Tire carcasses are stronger and higher quality rubber compounds are used.
Tyre retreading is considered fairly safe and is used on a wide variety of vehicles.
Retreaded tires are subject to a similar safety process as factory-made new tires. The retreading process is most suitable and advantageous for heavy duty tires, e.g. For example, construction vehicles, trucks, buses and military vehicles.
The labor and cost of retreading is much less and more environmentally friendly than making a new set of tires. A tire can be retreaded up to 10 times, dramatically extending its life and saving countless amounts of oil in production and reducing CO2 emissions and landfill. For organizations with large vehicle fleets, the savings can be huge.
• Competitive prices
• Rubber tested and proven
• Different sizes available.
A worn casing of a tyre that has a good structural quality is taken off the car and is given renewed tread and sidewall rubber. The revamped tyre is then put through a curing process that causes the new rubber to vulcanise to the original casing. The result is a new tyre with a new tread pattern.
Retreading tires is economical and environmentally friendly. Plus, retread tire quality is now better than ever. With new tire retreading tools and manufacturing methods, retread tires have improved significantly in recent years and are a viable option for fleet tires, truck tires, airline tires, and more.
The Lifetime Value of a Retread Tire
A new tire will last between three and four years, when driven 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually. With proper maintenance and care, a typical retread tire will last same of a comparable brand new tire.