Business Case

Why go with a Retread?

A retreaded tire gives you all the longevity, performance and warranty of a new tire with a cheaper price tag—for both your wallet and the planet.

  • A cheaper choice—at about half the price of a new tire
  • A greener choice—reducing environmental impact by reusing, recycling and diverting waste
  • Same longevity, performance, warranty and appearance of a new tire


Research has dispelled the myth that retreaded tires are more subject to blow outs than new tires (University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute). Improper tire maintenance is the main cause of all truck tire failures and the majority of tire debris is not a result of deficiencies in the manufacturing process. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that nearly all tires involved in any tire related accidents are under-inflated or bald.

Properly maintained tires, whether new or retreaded, do not cause accidents. Under-inflation is the biggest culprit for tire failure and over-inflation is a close second. Overloading a tractor-trailer makes a tire under-inflated by definition. Improper tire inflation, poor tire maintenance and overloading make new tires as subject to failure as retreads.

Expected Life

With proper maintenance and care, retreaded tires will provide the same amount of service as comparable new tires. Retreads’ tread life varies from the same as a comparable new tire to 75% of a new tire, varying according to the retread’s tread depth. Download our guide to proper tire maintenance.

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