TIRE RETREADING: TIME FOR A REBIRTH?
|Date Published||September 4, 2008|
When I first entered the retread industry back in the early seventies, passenger retreading was king of the hill. There were thousands of retreaders throughout North America and most of them retreaded passenger tires. In fact, at one time nearly 20% of all passenger replacement tires sold were retreads. But slowly the decline began, partly because of the less than great quality and performance of the passenger retreads being produced, but mostly, as time went by, by the low prices of new tires coming into the U.S. from other countries.