The rubber pieces seen on the road come from both new and retreaded tyres. It is important to note that most of the rubber on the road comes from truck tyres and is caused mainly by underinflation, overloading, and tyre abuse.
Yes they are. Adjustment percentages of retreaded tyres are about the same as with new tyres. Statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation show that nearly all tyres involved in any tyre related accidents are underinflated or bald. Properly maintained tyres, whether new or retreaded, do not cause accidents.
Yes they can be. Steel belted and non-steel belted radials and high performance tyres are retreaded. Since high performance tyres are usually manufactured with cap plies, the retreadability of the original tyre casing is greatly improved.
Yes, they most certainly can. Retreaded tyres can be driven at the same legal speeds as comparable new tyres with no loss or compromise in safety or comfort.
With proper maintenance and care, retreaded tyres will provide the same amount of service as comparable new tyres. Retreads’ tread life varies from the same as a comparable new tyre to 75% of a new tyre. The variables here, relative to a comparable new tyre are:
No, there aren’t any. Retreaded tyres can be driven wherever comparable new tyres can be driven. The only restriction is on the steering axle.