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.
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