Frequently Asked Questions
You must have some questions about our process and the retreading of tyres. We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions below. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, please feel free to talk to us directly.
Q: Where does rubber on the road come from?
A: 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.
Q: Are retreaded tyres really as safe as new tyres?
A: 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.
Q: Can radial and high performance tyres be retreaded as well?
A: 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.
Q: Can retreaded tyres be driven at the same speed as new tyres?
A: 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.
Q: How long will the retreaded tyres last?
A: 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:
- Retreads often start with less tread depth,
- Due to casing conditions, the retread footprint may be smaller or narrower than the new tyre, and
- Trailer tyres are removed from service for reasons other than wear out over 80% of the time, especially with in-line haul service.
Q: Are there any driving conditions where retreaded tyres should not be driven?
A: 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.