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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Retread Tires for Commercial Trucks

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Retread Tires for Commercial Trucks

Not sold on retread tires for your commercial trucking fleet? While retreads may have historically received a bad reputation from decades ago, advances in tire retreading practices have made these tires a great, safe, and beneficial option for fleet managers. We show you the reasons to choose retread tires

Reasons to Choose Retread Tires

1. Reliability

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, “… retreaded tires are not inherently more prone to failure than new tires.” These findings are confirmed by numerous studies that attest to the fact that retread tires are just as reliable as new tires.

2. Cost

Fleet managers can save up to 50% on their tire expenses by choosing retread tires for their commercial trucks. Retreads are created using carefully inspected pre-existing casings, passing the materials savings on to fleet managers.

3. Warranties for Retreads

Many times, new tire purchases come with warranties that cover multiple retreads on their casings. Thus, the initial cost of your new tires will pay for any warrantable condition on your casings

4. Wear Like New

Retreads have been shown to have the same (or better) wear and tear patterns as their new counterparts. In fact, research done by the U.S. Department of Transportation revealed that retread tires outlasted new tires by 20,000 miles or more.

5. Fuel Efficiency

According to America Moves By Truck’s test of rolling resistance across new and retread tires, retreads were among the top 10% in low rolling resistance, meaning improved fuel efficiency over new tires.

6. Energy Savings

On average, retread tires require 68% less energy to produce than new tires, creating enough leftover energy to power a U.S. home for over a month!

7. Reduced CO2 Emissions

Along with energy savings, the production of retread tires also results in 30% less CO2 emissions than the production of new tires.

8. Oil Savings

Yet another benefit of retread tires is that they require an estimated 15 less gallons of petroleum to produce than new tires. With 14 million retread tires purchased each year, that equates to over 210 million gallons of oil saved annually.

9. Environmentally Friendly

Because retreads are created using recycled tire materials, they are more environmentally friendly and keep damaged tire casings from creating excess waste in our streams and landfills.

10. Safety

Many falsely believe that retreads are responsible for most tire failures seen on the road. However, a 2009 study conducted by the U.S. Federal Government showed that retreads are no more dangerous than new tires, and the number one cause of tire failure is actually due to underinflation.

STTC Tire Retreading Services

Ready to give retreads a home in your commercial trucking fleet? STTC provides professional retreading services and products for reliable, safe, and cost-efficient solutions you can trust. Our team of OSHA-certified tire technicians only provides you with the highest quality products for continued satisfaction beyond your initial investment. Contact our team today to find out more about our tire retreading services!

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