Myths About Retreads

Myth: Rubber on the Road Comes from Retreaded Tires 

  Fact:  The rubber pieces you see on the road come from both new and retreaded tires in equal proportions to their usage on roads. Multiple Federal and State studies have proven this fact and that most of the rubber on the road comes from truck tires and is caused mainly by underinflation, overloading, and tire abuse.  

Myth: Retreaded Tires Are Not As Safe As New Tires

  Fact: Retreaded tires as just as safe as new tires. Adjustment percentages of retreaded tires are about the same as new tires. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that nearly all tires involved in any tire related accidents are underinflated or bald. Properly maintained tires, whether new or retreaded, do not cause accidents. Retreaded tires are used safely everyday by ambulances, fire engines, school buses, and aircraft.    

Myth: Retreaded Tires Can't Be Driven At Highway Speeds

   Fact: Yes, retreaded tires can be driven at the same legal speeds as comparable new tires with no loss in safety or comfort.