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When It Comes To Retreads—Cheap Is Not Expensive

I bet by now you know that retreaded tyres cost half as much as new tyres meaning they are worth your every penny. 

Well, there’s no denying it—most people love buying new things including tyres. But then, one of the debates in the commercial trucking industry that has refused to go away is whether to buy new or retreaded tyres when replacing tyres.

While both do offer fleet managers their own bunch of benefits, one thing is for sure, retreads are cheaper than standard tyres yet they perform as good as new tyres, ultimately saving you a lot on repair and maintenance budgets. 

As a matter of fact, the cost of purchasing tyres constitutes about 4 per cent of the total operating cost of a fleet. And the condition of tyres determines the fuel consumption ability of the vehicle which usually takes nearly a quarter of the overall cost. 

Today, major leading tyre manufacturing companies are integrating certified retreading programs in their products and services. And this explains just why retreads are becoming cheaper than new ones as they also take about three times less oil to produce than a new one. 

It’s no wonder an increasing number of trailer and truck owners choose to buy cheaper tyres after their regeneration. 

During manufacture, retreaded tyres utilize original casing with fresh tread rubber. The tyre retreading process also involves quality standards as those used in manufacture of new tyres in terms of safety, durability and tread-depth but since the casing is re-used, they become less expensive than brand new tyres.  

Ultimately, the option to retread your tyres can save you a considerable sum of your operations cost thereby boosting your bottom line. 

Considering that retreaded tyres repurpose parts from old tyres, they are more ecologically friendly than their brand new counterparts. This enables fleet managers to play their part of saving the environment in a sector that is often accused of greatly contributing to the overall carbon footprint. 

3G Tyres Commercial Truck Tyre Retreading Services

Since its inception 12 years ago, 3G Tyres has grown to become one of the leading truck tyre retreading companies in South Africa. Today, the company is listed as one of the premier commercial tyre specialists, saving millions of litres of oil, overall maintenance costs of fleet companies and the environment at large. 

3G Tyres is well established and offers fleet managers a wide range of truck tyre retreading services including the supply, servicing and repair of retreaded tyres. 

Featuring a highly advanced manufacturing process, retreaded tyres provide the highest level of performance and safety on the road. This has been confirmed by major tyre manufacturing companies that retreads are no different from new ones. 

Why choose 3G Tyres?

  • High-grade products 
  • Timely and efficient service 
  • Affordable rates
  • Long-lasting tyres

If you are in South Africa and looking for reliable and long-lasting retreated truck tyres, contact our team now to discuss your tyre needs and available options and choose the best retreads that suit your needs.


Tyre Retreading

Why Retreads Are The Future In South Africa

The advancement in retreading technology and processes in the past two decades has delivered significant value to fleet owners. 

Today, retreaded tyres are made to standards that give new tyres a run for their price. And this is not only in terms of great cost savings but also ecological advantages too. 

Being cost-efficient and reliable and featuring excellent quality similar to those of brand new tyres, retreads have in recent years gained more popularity and moved to become the No.1 choice for most motorists in the country. 

Each day thousands of tyres across SA are saved from landfills and put back to service through the process of retreading. And there’s no doubt that retreads are a better option for new tyres, thanks to the countless benefits of retreads.

Considering that most major truck tyre manufacturers produce tyres for several lifespans, it means tyres are designed to be retreaded. As such, when motorists fail to retread their worn-out tyres, they are simply throwing away money.


Since some of the major tyre manufacturers like Michelin, Bridgestone and Goodyear are already including retreading as one of their main products meaning retreads are the future that is already here with us.

Interestingly, more and more fleet owners and managers are turning to retreaded tyres in their quest to cut running costs per kilometre and ultimately improve their bottom lines. 

In addition, retreads are proven to be safe and durable when compared to standard tyres as long as retreaded tyres are produced by a reputable retreading company which does not compromise on the quality of its processes and materials. 

As a way of saving on their budgets, most truck fleet plans nowadays involve having the casings of new tyres retreaded twice or thrice as a routine part of saving on their maintenance budgets. 

SA’s retreading Company One of the Best In The World

Did you know that one of the world’s biggest commercial truck tyres retreading plant is in South Africa? That’s right. 3G Tyres which began with a simple idea of reducing tyre maintenance costs has grown to become one of the leading specialists in tyre retreading across the country and beyond.   

With 3G Tyres now churning out on average a similar number of retreads as some of the most established retreading companies in the USA, it’s just a matter of time before retreads become the preferred tyres in the market. 

So, what do the world’s biggest retreading companies have in common with 3G Tyres local company? 

Well, they both integrate highest quality products such as curing tubes, MAE envelopes as well as pincott buffing blades that ensure each retreaded tyre performs as good as a new tyre. 

The company

Since 2008, 3G Tyres has expanded its retreading services to provide comprehensive services that feature all types of tyres from the small passenger tyres to the biggest truck or earthmover tyres. 

Through extensive research, 3G Tyres has been able to design and produce suitable retread products based on customer needs and demands. 

To learn more about why 3G Tyres is one of the best retreading companies in South Africa when it comes to the repair, supply and manufacture of repairs, click here.


Tyre Retreading

What Is Tyre Retreading and Is It Safe?

For many South African motorists, the extent of engagements they have with their tyres is small—they simply buy a set of tyres, fix the tyres on their car and then wheel them around. Then after some time, they retire the worn outset and buy new ones. 

Unfortunately, the lifecycle of a tyre isn’t anything like ABC…Retreading is an option for tyres with some degree of wear but still have enough rubber to be reused. 

While retreading is gaining more popularity among fleet vehicle owners and managers, the process involved is thorough, making it a worthwhile alternative. 

The retreading process

Proper maintenance and right driving habits do prolong a tyre’s life. Even if the wear and tear catches up with them along the way and are no longer fit for use on the road, instead of buying brand new tyres, retreading comes in handy as an effective way to save money. 

Essentially, the materials needed to retread are less costly compared to the cost of manufacturing a new set of tyres. While the retreading process varies depending on the tyre and the extent of damage, all retreading processes feature vigorous inspection of the tyre to ensure it’s suitable for retreading before being stripped back into its casing, and thereafter cemented on a fresh layer of tread used to replace the old, worn-out layer. 

Retreads are considered ideal for tyres that are heavy-duty like those used on trucks, construction vehicles and trailers. While retreaded tyres do make a lot of economic sense for businesses with fleets of vehicles, they also make an economic difference for other motorists. 

The Benefits of Retreads are more

While retreading has raised concerns in some quarters, there are huge factors that favour the process. Compared to the past decades, retro-revival tyres are now made with precision of safety standards. 

Retreaded tyre manufacturers like 3G Tyres subject their retreads to similar safety processes as those used in making brand new tyres. The company also adheres to strict safety controls that ensure the safety of the vehicles and the roads they run on. And so if retreaded tyres weren’t considered safe, they would not even appear on our roads. 

Retreaded tyres also boast the green factor. Even though tyre technology has generally been improving and it’s obvious that we will see more eco-friendly tyres roll into the market, it’s a sad reality that old tyres that don’t get retreaded find their way to landfills. 

Businesses looking to cut on their operations costs can consider retreads as they ultimately save fleet owners millions of Rands when multiple sets of tyres are retreaded over many years. This translates to big savings for business owners with several vehicles in their fleet. 

Why Choose 3G Tyres?

3G Tyres is a premier company specializing in truck tyre retreading in South Africa. We are reputable and stand by our tyres which we supply, service, repair and retread. 

We focus on you and guarantee 100% customer satisfaction, thanks to our use of high-grade products, excellent workmanship and affordable rates. When you need retreats in South Africa, trust 3G Tyres for quality, longer-lasting tyres.



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