Due to their high cost, extending the service life for truck tyres is a major objective for fleet operators. Tyres are thought of as depreciating equipment. Because their intrinsic value will eventually drop, fleet operators want to control the rate at which it drops. As a result, fleet operators can adopt tyre retreading as part of their tyre management program. Read on for more insight.

What is tyre retreading?

To retread simply means to rebuild. It may also be interpreted as perfecting or improving. This is exactly what happens when fleet operators seek the services of tyre retreading service providers. Instead of prematurely disposing off worn tyres, referred to as casings, they receive a new tread and go back to being new as when first bought and with a similar performance and safety. Akin to manufacturing a new tyre, the worn tread is taken out at the retread plant, and a new tread is inserted onto the tyre body.

Main reasons for retreading

For fleet operators, adopting a tyre retreading program has its fair share of advantages. First, the low cost of retreading truck tyres makes it an economical maintenance measure for tyre-management programs. In other words, tyre retreading is less expensive than the cost of buying a brand new truck tyre. Moreover, there's no defined limit on the amount of times a truck tyre can be retreaded, as long as its casing is in proper shape and it satisfies the retreader's specifications. Therefore, one tyre can be retreaded three or even four times. Overall, it's cost effective.

Another major reason for opting for tyre retreads is that they are extremely dependable. Basically, there's no major difference in quality between brand new and retreaded tyres. Retreading tyres provides extremely minimal cost per mile of any tyre management program. When combined with other improved preventive maintenance actions, retreaded tyres can easily cover a higher mileage.

Retreaded tyres demand no extra maintenance compared to brand new tyres. Any misdeeds that may harm a virgin tyres will inflict similar damage to a retreaded tyre. Maintaining the right inflation pressure is important, but so is the case with new tyres. Basically, if you don't maintain the right tyre pressure, whether the tyre is a retread or virgin, it will wear out quite faster than normal.

From a sustainability point of view, retreaded tyres significantly delay the disposal of tyres into landfills. In one way or another, this helps save the environment from pollution.