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Frequently Asked Questions About Retreaded Truck Tires March 6, 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions About Retreaded Truck Tires, Livonia, New York

Retreading a tire involves applying an additional layer of tread on top of a worn out wheel. Also known as recapping or remolding, this tactic allows vehicle owners to continue using their wheels without paying for a replacement. If you’re concerned about the legality or safety of retreading truck tires, Briggs Tire Service in Livonia, NY, recommends reading these frequently asked questions posed to their team of tire professionals.

Retreaded Truck Tires FAQs

1. What Is the Federal Law on Tread Depth?

According to the federal law of the United States, truck tires must have at least the minimum tread depth of 4/32” on front axles and 2/32 inch on all other wheels. Failing to follow this regulation could result in a ticket and a fine. 

Truck Tires2. Can Old Truck Tires Be Retreaded?

While age is not a determining factor in retreading jobs, the overall condition of the tire is. Sometimes, old tires can be retreaded, while newer, poorly maintained tires cannot. 

3. Will Retreading Fix Irregular Tread Wear?

Unfortunately, retreading a truck tire will not fix uneven wear. This problem is caused by road conditions and other factors, such as wheel alignment. If you want your tires to last longer, then you’ll want to fix the source of the problem before retreading.

4. How Do Speed Ratings Affect Retreading?

Many truck drivers think that they can simply get their low-speed rating tires retreaded to operate at a higher speed; however, this simply isn’t the case. The casing beneath the treading will likely overheat and fail if retreading is done.

If you want to get the most out of your truck tires, consider retreading. To learn more about the procedure, or to find out what types of used tires are available at Briggs Tire Service, call (585) 346-3041 or visit them online.

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