Retread Myths2018-11-13T09:22:46+00:00

Myth:

Retreaded Tyres Can’t Be Driven At Highway Speeds

Fact:

Yes, retreaded tyres can be driven at the same legal speeds as comparable new tyres with no loss in safety or comfort.

Myth:

Retreaded Tyres Are Not As Safe As New Tyres

Fact:

Retreaded tyres as just as safe as new tyres. Adjustment percentages of retreaded tyres are about the same as new tyres. Statistics compiled by the U.S. 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. Retreaded tyres are used safely every day by ambulances, fire engines, school buses, and aircraft.

Myth:

Rubber on the Road Comes from Retreaded Tyres

Fact:

The rubber pieces you see on the road come from both new and retreaded tyres in equal proportions to their usage on roads. Multiple Federal and State studies have proven this fact and that most of the rubber on the road comes from truck tyres and is caused mainly by underinflation, overloading, and tyre abuse.

Source: Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau 2018, Australia, accessed 12 November 2018, <https://www.retread.org/copy-of-learn-more-2>