Fleets of all kinds across the world embrace retread tires as the solution to their fleet’s tire needs. Your fleet’s tires are critical to your success. You cannot compromise important attributes that you need to make your fleet tire program successful. With retreading you compromise nothing and keep all the positive attributes.
QUALITY. COST EFFICIENCY. SAFETY.
Quality tires can keep your vehicles on the road for longer, ensuring you can meet your customer’s sometimes tough deadlines. The bottom line is always a big consideration for all fleets and tires are one of your top expenses along with drivers and fuel. A strong retread program is very cost efficient and improves your bottom line. There are also misconceptions about retread safety. Retread tires are as safe as using new tires.
Retreading can be performed multiple times on the same casing, so long as the casing allows for it, and these tires can last just as long as a freshly produced tire.
Retreading is the process where selected and inspected worn tires, called casings, receive a new tread. This isn’t some careless process of decorating old tires and passing them off as-good-as-new. Only carefully selected and structurally sound casings are used for retreads.
Once it is determined that the casing is in good condition, the worn tread is buffed off and new tread is bonded in a similar style to the original tire manufacturing process. Each retreaded tire is then tested and must be approved by the manufacturer. The amount of scrutiny each retread tire goes through before being sent out is on par with the inspection of newly manufactured tires. So, any myths about retread tire quality are unfounded.
The process of manufacturing a brand-new tire takes quite a bit of time, labor and resources on the part of the producer. Retreading a tire, however, takes significantly less time and resources on the producer’s part, which results in a savings opportunity for fleet managers. The opportunity to save a significant amount of money on large tire orders (without giving up quality) is one that is hard to overlook. Retreading truck tires saves the trucking industry over $3 billion each year.
We know the myths about retread tire quality are unfounded. Retread tires are as safe as new tires. Tire debris on our highways is most often caused by underinflation and can be a new tire or a retread tire. All industries use retread tires with confidence. Retread tires are used in fleets of all kinds, shapes and sizes like airplanes, school buses, fire trucks, ambulances, trucking fleets and by the military.
Raben Tire provides both tire retreading and new tire installation, depending on the needs of your vehicles and your company. We offer on-site service, inspection and maintenance for tires and anything else your fleet may need. Our sales professionals will show you how a Raben Fleet Management System can work for your company. We cater to fleets of all sizes.