Why Retread? Learn more about the American Tire Company/Oliver Retreading System here.
Retreading your tires, rather than buying brand new tires, can save a bundle – something we all need in this dire economy. By re-using an existing tire casing and adding new tread, you can receive a more efficient cost per mile of your tires.
Retreading is an environmentally friendly approach to the constant need and manufacture of tires. Rather than using materials to create brand new tires, retreads use the casing from existing tires, which cuts down on the number of resources being wasted. Each casing can have up to three or four lives, which means three or four retreaded tires as opposed to three or four costly new tires.
It is a myth that retread tires are not safe for drivers. A lot of the rubber found on highways and interstates comes from drivers who continued driving on a flat tire. And most of those torn flats were new tires. With the process used in retreading today, it is virtually impossible for a casing to separate from its tread. Nearly every major airline uses retreads. Learn more or contact us today.
Commercial Retreading Kingsport & Knoxville, TN
When American Tire Company sells a new medium truck tire, it wants to serve the customer beyond the life of the initial tread to the next tread and beyond.
In recent years, American Tire Company has emerged as a leader in retreading innovation and service. Therefore, American Tire Company felt the retreading program needed a separate identity to further enhance awareness within the trucking industry. American Tire Company sought a name that describes its mission. The Oliver Retreading System was chosen to help accomplish our mission to provide the best retread at the lowest cost possible.
Your scrap pile probably hides tires that can be repaired, retreaded, and returned for everyday service for many more miles. A American Tire Company retread expert will search your scrap pile and help you put those tires (and your investment in them) back to work on your vehicles. Retreads are not only cost-effective, but they are also dependable, reliable, and safe. Retreads are used in every industry today, from small-package delivery companies to airlines, as well as on most school buses, and by most government agencies.
Most truck fleet managers have found they can reduce their tire costs by at least 50 percent by retreading their casing at least twice. Retread tires are also environmentally friendly. Tires are basically petrochemical products. It takes approximately 22 gallons of oil to manufacture one new truck tire. Most oil is found in the casing, which is reused in the retreading process. As a result, it takes only 7 gallons of oil to produce a retread tire.
American Tire Company can:
- Provide a precure retread, including matching treads for many of the most popular medium truck tires
- Provide you with Roadwave retread analysis reports
- Provide you with detailed fleet analysis
- Provide pick-up and delivery of your tires
- Provide many other services
At American Tire Company, all casings are subjected to a stringent visual examination with the aid of the Hawkinson electronic inspection machine before they are retreaded. Any casing that is rejected will be tagged with the reason and returned to your business. American Tire Company uses the Oliver repair system to make repairs to casings—from nail-hole repairs to extensive spot or section repairs. American Tire Company can help you get the most miles from your expensive tire casing.
American Tire Company can furnish Roadwave reporting on all truck tires, as well as off-the-road casings that are sent for repairs or retreading. Ask your salesman about this service provided for American Tire Company customers. View all the commercial services we provide.