Are you considering brand new tyres or retread tyres? You know it’s time to buy a new set of tyres for your car. You’re looking at either brand new or retreaded tyres, but what is the better choice for your car?
What is tyre retreading?
Retreading is a re-manufacturing process for tyres that involves replacing the tread of used tyres with new tread. Retreading can be an option for tyres that have sustained minor wear, but still have enough rubber on them to be useful for driving.
Retreading in South Africa
The South African retreading industry is among the most advanced in the world. Cheap imports have, however, damaged the retreading industry for passenger vehicles. Very few passenger tyres are still retreaded in South Africa.
Retreaded tyres are, however, still commonly used in the trucking industry. Truck tyres are incredibly expensive and are usually designed to be retreaded. Retreading truck tyres allows them to achieve a better cost per kilometre.
Is it safe to use retreaded tyres?
Yes, retreaded tyres are completely safe.Tyres that have been retreaded go through the same quality control checks as brand new tyres.
Why would you choose retreaded tyres over new tyres?
The cost of a retreaded tyre is significantly cheaper than a new tyre. You could save up to 40% when buying a retreaded tyre. This is why many truck or fleet owners tend to use retreaded tyres. If you own many vehicles, it is often more economical to use retreads. Most people who, however, who only own one car usually don’t purchase retreaded tyres. This is mostly because they are unaware of them or because they would prefer to put new tyres on their car.
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