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How Retreads Save Our Environment

Climate change has become a monster in recent years with drought, floods, bushfires, heat waves, tornadoes, dangerous storms, health impacts, erosion in coastal areas and insect outbreaks being serious concerns directly linked to global climate change. 

This has led to increased awareness around the ongoing climate crisis and various measures within the transport industry are being undertaken in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. 

Manufacture of retreaded tyres and electric vehicles have been some of the effective ways adopted by the industry and are quickly gaining popularity. In fact, the UK has already announced a ban on all non-zero emission vehicles by 2035

Fossil fuels used to manufacture petroleum products have been strongly linked to global warming and more effort has been put in phasing it out completely but little circumventing has taken place on how tyres affect our environment.  

Over the years, tyres have been a real environmental hazard on roadsides and landfills though things are changing now and many tyre manufacturing companies are looking for ways to become more eco-friendly in their tyre production through recycling old tyres.

Tyre retreading is simply the process of revamping old tyres. In the past few years, tyre retreading has gained popularity in the South African market as more sophisticated systems and computer-controlled equipment are utilized to retread tyres that provide an excellent alternative to brand new tyres—and at a lower cost.

The process of retreading tyres uses techniques that attach the veneer to the old tyre so as to make it unique and as good as new, making it even difficult to differentiate between a new or old tyre. 

Tyres can be retreaded severally helping reduce pollution and save the environment. This helps defer millions of tyres headed for landfills and putting them back into use for thousands of more miles. 

And just imagine this, when 15 million tyres are retreaded every year, it translates to about 225 million gallons of oil savings each year. 

The best Retreading Companies

I will be honest with you….Not every retreading company out there does a great job. The process of retreading is thorough and requires utmost care and attention to detail that can only be guaranteed by a company that is committed to customer satisfaction, superior quality and excellent workmanship at all times like 3G Tyres. 

We are a locally based retreading company that boasts state-of-the-art retreading equipment and processes that ensure effective tyre inspection, buffing, repair, curing and curving of new retreads. 

Our retreaded tyres are made to last longer and reduce the overall tyre costs. We deliver excellent retreading services at affordable rates. 

Besides retreading, we also offer a full range of proven, cost-effective and top-quality tyre solutions including vulcanizing repair, puncture repair, tyre salvaging and supply of retreaded tyres and off the road tyres (OTR) that cater to various needs and requirements.

Founded in 2008, 3G Tyres’ main aim is to save the environment and help fleet managers to reduce their tyre maintenance costs through retreads that deliver real value. 

With the end-user in mind, we work to produce high-grade products and efficient retreading service at an affordable rate.

If you are in South Africa and need reliable retreads, choose us, choose 3G Tyres. 


Tyre Retreading

Retreads are the Future

South Africa’s tyre industry is set to change radically, ushering in a new sense of driving priorities that will become mandatory for a majority of motorists.

 And hey, don’t wait for announcements and launches…it will happen so suddenly…in fact, it’s already happening and motorists are rethinking their priorities. 

Your ability to enjoy a ride down the road will soon depend on several new factors. Budgets will be cut. Maintenance costs of fleets will grow thinner and tyre companies will revise their strategies. Retreats will become the craze.

The reason for all this is, of course, The uncertainty and tougher economic times ahead. So…..

It’s time to check your tyres. Are they in good condition? Where do you buy your tyres? Who manufactures them? Do you prefer retreads or brand new tyres? 

When it comes to tyres, several stresses make them wear out so fast—heat and scrub, excessive weight, high speeds, rough surfaces, the wrong amount of tyre pressure, sharp braking, cornering and acceleration. Hence, the more the stresses, the more you will spend on tyres.

There is no denying that the novel coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy, South Africa not exempted, as indicated by the various performance matrixes of financial markets, the volatility of the Rand, disruption of global supply chains, and reversal of prior fiscal and monetary policies. 

Consequently, the economic fortunes of many fleet owners and motorists haven’t been in tune with the pandemic; as such, the idea of purchasing new tyres and the coins of the old wallet don’t just add up. 

So are retreads a realistic, timely and better option? The answer is yes.

While the culture of tyre maintenance in Africa has not been fully embraced and retreaded tyres are pitched mainly as budget alternatives to standard tyres, retreads have several advantages over brand new tyres besides playing a major role in the overall cycle of a tyre.

Delivering more reliable, longer-lasting, better looking and balanced retreads is a sure way for retreading companies to survive the tough economic times and remain in business. 

Just like the rest of retread markets across the globe, the SA market has largely been affected by the ongoing pandemic as well as the influx of cheap Chinese tyre imports. 

This has caused a significant change in the dynamics of most retreading businesses and those that will survive are those ready to adapt the new critical developments set to happen, and thereafter evolve to ensure growth and survival. 

It’s time for the retreading industry to innovate for more sustainable growth. By focusing on producing efficient, better quality and cost-effective products, retreads are bound to market themselves better as they prepare for the future.  

As a local innovative and forward-looking retreading company, 3G Tyres stands tall as the leading manufacturer set to thrive through this tough economic season. Built on the tenets of honesty, excellence and customer satisfaction, the company has grown to become a specialist in truck tyre retreading delivering unmatched high-grade retreats that spell efficiency and cost-saving.

From supplying and repairing retreads to retreading services in South Africa, 3G Tyres guarantees top-notch retreaded tyres that are affordable, superior and last longer.

Forget the Chinese imports today and save with reliable retreads from 3G.


Save Costs

Save Budgets With Safe Retreaded Tyres

Retreads entered the market many years ago primarily as a more affordable option to new tyres. Even though bad reputation has made them fall out of favour with some people, they still stand tall as the best option for budget-conscious fleet owners and other motorists.

Over the years, retreaded tyres have been tested, tried and proven to be safe and reliable. Besides being pocket-friendly, they are a green alternative thanks to their ability to reduce the volume of oil required to manufacture a tyre, something that has increased their popularity. 

So, what exactly are retreads? 

For those who may not know, retreads are tyres that have been re-manufactured through the application of grooves (new tread) to prolong their life. The old and worn tread is mounted using a highly specialized technology that involves both hot and cold curing.  

Travel for a few miles on any highway in South Africa and you will see huge chunks of rubber besides the road. This can be hazardous and guess what; retreads aren’t entirely responsible for the debris on the road as is widely and wrongly perceived. 

As a matter of fact, retreads save millions of rands in savings that far outweigh the potential hazards that even standard tyres cause. 

Retreads conserve fuel, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, significantly minimize the number of tyres that end up in landfills, decrease the overall raw materials required to manufacture new tyres and support environmental sustainability since worn tyre casings are recycled and reused as new treads. With this, there’s every reason to consider retreads.  

Retreaded tyres are quickly becoming a craze in the trucking industry and commercial jets as they reduce the high maintenance costs for replacing tyres and dramatically extend the life of the tyre for nearly a third of the cost of buying new tyres. 

Just imagine operating a fleet of 18 wheeler trucks—the cost of replacing these tyres can really add up, yet a retread can run a trailer for more than half a million kilometres. Isn’t it worth investing in retreads? I bet your answer is as good as mine. 

Without a doubt, retreaded tyres save millions of gallons of oil during production and significantly cut carbon emissions and landfills. They are more environmentally friendly given that the tyres can be recycled several times over. 

Generally, a new truck tyre will weigh between 70-75kg. Instead of using 75kg of raw materials to build a new tyre, a retread will only require just about 20kg, ultimately saving millions of litres of oil per year, and significantly reducing the need to use more natural resources from the environment.   

Safe Retreads

Here in South Africa, tyre retreading is becoming a well-established industry. But don’t be cheated, not every retreading company out there can guarantee safe retreads. 

You need only to rely on specialists of tyre retreading that are committed to excellence, integrity and end-user satisfaction and safety. 

When you need to save on your fleet maintenance costs with retreads, there’s only one retreading company to choose, 3G Tyres. The company is for you and delivers high-grade products at affordable rates. 

Whether looking for repair and retreading services or supply of retreaded tyres and Otr (off the road tyres), we are the company to trust for all your retreaded tyre needs and requirements.

3G Tyres is known for the supply, servicing, repair and retreading of tyres. To learn more about us, click below

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Fleet management

Need New Tyres for your Fleet: Here’s Why You Should Consider Retreads

From off-road to wet and dry road, tar road to sand, mud or rocky roads, a good tyre needs to cope well under all road conditions. 

So, between brand new tyres and retreads, what’s the best and most affordable choice for your fleet of trucks? Read on to find out why you should consider retreads.

Frankly speaking, buying new tyres for your fleet can be a costly nightmare. Even if you’ve made up your mind about the kind of tyre supplier you want to buy from, you can easily get distracted by special offers and advertisements that abound in the market and end up not getting value for your hard-earned cash.  

Sadly, the tough economic times brought by Covid-19 are pushing more and more South African fleet owners to roll their tyres further than the required safe threshold of their expected lifespan, something that’s now contributing to the surge in the country’s accident levels. 

Of course, a frustrated base of fleet managers means only a few truck owners replacing their tyres hence causing increased risks on the road.

However, an effective approach to tyre maintenance and use of retreads can help fleet managers to save on costs while ensuring the safety of their truck drivers and other road users.

While a retreaded tyre is as excellent as a brand new tyre, there are a few attributes of a good tyre that you should consider besides durability. Obviously, having a good grip on the road when taking corners and during wet season and affordability—are all desirable qualities too.

While getting a new tyre that scores top marks in all these features is hard to find on the market, the best tyres are those that take a good compromise of all these desirable qualities. Retreads will give you a blend of all the top qualities.

Considering how inferior tyres are streaming into the South African market from the Far East, it’s wise to trust a reputable local brand that specializes in the manufacture, repair and supply of quality retreaded tyres across the country. 

Relying on an established retreaded tyre dealer like 3G Tyres will help you minimize the risk of buying sub-standard retreads that endanger lives and ultimately offer no return on your investment. 

As a reliable retread tyre company in South Africa, 3G Tyres manufactures, retreads, repairs and supplies high-level performance tyres that can be used on all terrains whether on-the-road or off-the-road.  

Whether you are looking for high levels of grip, traction or safety without compromising on your budget, our retreads guarantee just that and more including superior quality and affordability. 

Thanks to our advanced technologies, robust construction and hands-on retread patterns when manufacturing our truck tyres, we deliver excellent tyres that provide maximum safety and smooth rides down the lanes. 

Are you in South Africa and looking for the best quality retreaded tyres for your fleet of trucks? Go no further than 3G Tyres. We are focused on you—your ultimate satisfaction and safety while ensuring efficient service and high-grade products at affordable rates every time.

Whether looking to vulcanize your tyres, tyre salvaging, new tyres, tyre retreading or puncture repairs, we are the company to trust.

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Fleet management, Preventative maintenance, Save Costs

Why consider buying retreads only from a trusted retread tyre supplier? Get the facts here!

Retreaded tyres? Why not! Whether you choose to retread your own tyres or buy them from a reputable dealer, one thing is for sure, retreaded tyres have notable benefits. 

Well, I know what you are thinking…..what about the many stubborn myths about retreads? To be frank, ignore them for now.

Retreaded tyres come with better quality besides being economical and environmentally friendly. And despite the remarkable technological advances in the past few years within the fitting and manufacturing of quality retreads, where you buy your retreaded tyres truly matters.

It’s about time you understand that not every retreading company out there has the expertise and machinery to deliver quality retreads that guarantee reliability, safety, great performance and cost-efficiency like 3G Tyre retreads; the more reason why you should read on.

Retreading process

The process of retreading tyres is thorough, requiring utmost attention, skill and know-how. From the initial inspection of the tyre to ensure it meets the stringent quality specifications; the buffing process to remove the remaining tread and sidewall rubber; the visual inspection of the buffed casing by an experienced eye; the building with new tread material through a computer-controlled process to enhance accuracy; to the curing process that places the ‘built’ tyre into hot and segmented redial matrix into a curing press; to the final inspection after the cured tyres are deflated, removed, cooled and trimmed, making high quality retreads requires experts who are keen to detail and dedicated to excellence. 

Come to think of it, almost every major airline company in this 21st century is equipping its planes with retreaded tyres. This demands that the tyres be manufactured by a trusted retread tyre supplier to ensure maximum safety every time. 

While quality brand new tyres are usually manufactured to be retreaded later, only the thoroughly inspected casings qualify to be retreaded. Keep in mind that retreading is a highly controlled process that involves hi-tech equipment and machinery.

In addition, the retreading plants are subjected to annual homologation (ECE109), with durability tests similar to those for homologation of new tyres are applied. 

 As a leader in retreading tyres, 3G Tyres specializes in the supply, servicing and repair of retreaded tyres and OTR (off the road) tyres.

Since the very beginning, 3G Tyres has been a safety and customer-driven enterprise dedicated to integrity, excellence and end-user satisfaction. We deliver top-grade products and seamless retread service at affordable costs. 

From vulcanizing repair, tyre salvaging to retreading, we built tyres for better, making economy meet ecology through our advanced tyre processes that make us the retreading specialist to trust. 

Buying Retreaded Tyres

It’s the best decision you can ever make. For those still teetering with the thought of whether to buy or not to buy retreads—this is for you. The benefits of retread are obvious, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that retreaded truck tyres are better on your pocket and for the environment. They are also better for your business as they reduce the maintenance costs and keep your fleet of trucks rolling. In essence, it all adds up to a smarter tyre solution that will save you money in the long run. 

If you’re ready to buy quality retreaded tyres from a premier tyre retreading company, request quote below.





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