Retreading Service and Tires
Retreading a tire involves removing a worn tread and bonding a new tread to the tire body.
Retread Facts and Figures
- Nearly 80% of the world's airlines as well as off road, heavy duty vehicles use retreaded tires.
- In 2000, the total replacement medium truck tire market in North America was approximately 33.8 million (18.1 million were retreads and 15.6 were new tires).
- Approximately 26.2 million retreaded tires were sold in North America in 2000.
- 575 million pounds of tread rubber was used by the North American retread tire industry in 2000.
- There are approximately 1200 retreading plants in North America.
- Tires represent on of the largest items in the operating budget for most fleets.
- Retread tires give the same mileage as comparable new tires, at a lower cost-per-mile.
- Retread truck tires represent a savings over 2 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America.
- Retreaded truck tires are manufactured according to rigorous industry standards.
- The U.S Department of Transportation developed federal safety standards for manufacturing retreaded passenger tires.
- All retreaded tires are identified as to manufacturer and date of production. Retreaded tries can be driven at the same legal speeds as comparable new tires with no loss in safety, performance or comfort.
Source: Tire Retreading Information Bureau
For more information about retreading contact the Tire Retreading Information Bureau "TRIB" or visit their website at www.retread.org.
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