Remolded Tires Are a Smart Choice for Savvy Shoppers

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( — July 24, 2013) Hot Springs, SD — Society is quickly moving toward having the ability to recycle virtually every product that it produces.  This is good news due to the fact that recycling saves consumers money.  Because the industrial sector is reusing materials and spending less on raw products, significant savings are passed on to the consumer.  Rubber materials are one area in particular where industry’s recycling abilities are expanding at a rapid pace.  Thanks to this quickening expansion, people can now even buy tires for their car at much lower prices than those that are made from newly-manufactured rubber materials.  Remolded tires, or “retread tires”, are considerably less expensive, making it easier for drivers to change the tires on the car more often.

A Focus On Safety

Being able to purchase new tires more often increases a driver’s safety on the road.  In the past, drivers were more likely to continue driving on balding tires, and such worn-out tires negatively impact traction and braking. Such sacrifices in safety were made simply because of the large expense associated with replacing an entire set of tires.  The lower price of remolded tires can contribute to keeping drivers safer on the road over time.  However, some people do have concerns that tires made from recycled materials lack the strength and durability of conventional tires.  The truth is that retread tires are just as dependable as new tires at highways speeds and under strenuous conditions.  A large majority of trucking companies all over the United States and Europe rely exclusively on remolded tires for their vehicles because of the reduction in maintenance costs over the life of the vehicle.

Driving Toward Responsibility 

The positive environmental impact of using recycled tires is also undeniable.  The industrial sector creates a huge amount of pollution and uses a considerable amount of energy to produce each new tire that is derived from a raw source of rubber.  Using recycled materials dramatically reduces the demand for this kind of process.  There is little doubt that a large percentage of tires available on the open market in the near future will be tires made from recycled materials.  In Europe, shredded and discarded tires were banned from landfills as early as 1999.  The demand for retread tires is also expanding the number of processes available to companies who are depending on such products to thrive.  The majority of companies producing remolded tires use either pre-cure, mold-cure, or bead-to-bead method of molding.  

Passing the Test

There are still ongoing studies regarding the performance of these tires under various conditions.  Currently, tires produced from recycled materials are capable of being driven for over 60,000 miles, and they cost up to 80 percent less to produce than a traditional tire.  The level of efficiency in the process is also is very impressive when one considers that the new remolded tire retains a large percentage of the original material used.

Author: Joel Hawkins