With Higher Tire Prices, Fleets Turn to Retreading

Nov 16, 2011

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Despite the demand for these refurbished tires, it is important to remember that they are not always the right choice, as wear and tear still makes tires unrecoverable later on.

 “If it’s a light-duty commercial vehicle tire, our position is that if it’s been used on a dual rear wheel drive, we will retread it once,” said Scott Perry, group director of vehicle supply management for Ryder System, Miami. “If the tire has been on a vehicle with a single axle on either side, we’ll stay with buying original tires,” he added. 

If your fleet is looking to cut costs, retreaded tires can be part of the solution. Just make sure you’re not sacrificing quality or safety.

Photo courtesy of The Tire Zoo and re-used under the Creative Commons license.