Benefits of Retreaded Tires

Environment

  •   It takes 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one new truck tire. Most of that oil is found in the casing, which is reused in the retread process. As a result. it takes only 7 gallons of oil to produce a quality retread. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, retreading is responsible for saving North Americans more than 400 million gallons of oil every year.  
  • The retreading process produces significantly less carbon emissions than the production of a new tire. 
  • Energy savings- Using state of the art technology, retreading uses 30% of the energy it takes to produce a new tire. 
  • Retreading greatly reduces solid waste disposal problems. Every tire retreaded is a tire saved from the landfill. Retreading is truly recycling and THE RIGHT THING TO DO! 
  • Over 300 million scrap tires are generated every year. When a tire is retreaded it doesn’t end up in the landfill, which helps bring this number down. 
  • EPA Smartway retreads reduce fuel consumption & greenhouse gas emissions 

Economic

  • Approximately 70% of the cost of a new tire is in the tire casing. With proper maintenance, retreading permits the continued use of the fleets investment. 
  • Retreading just once can lower your tire wear costs an average of 17%.  
  • Retreading it for a second and third time can reduce the tire wear cost from new to run-out an average of 29%.   
  • The cost of a retreaded tire can be from 30% to 50% less than the cost of leading brand new tires. This translates to millions of dollars in savings for consumers and trucking fleets every year.  
  • A retreaded tire can be just as fuel efficient, or even better, than a new tire.