Re-manufactured New Greener ECO TYRES are better than Part worn tyres
As a tyre dealer (retailer) for many years I have seen many changes in the industry not least the rise and fall of the re-manufactured products for cars and vans.
The fall of this product came when we (the UK wholesalers) started importing cheap products from China and other eastern countries. This made the price gap between the new and retreads shrink, and consumers and tyre retailers swung towards buying and selling new tyres, because of this many re-manufacturing plants here in the UK were forced to close.
Enter climate change
This went on for many years, but companies were still making truck and bus New Greener ECO TYRES, including large companies such as Continental. Here in the UK, Kingpin were continuing to manufacture the greener ECO tyres, although the number of units were small compared to the total number that were sold.
Then came climate change ?. We were told by the “European Union” or EU that waste tyres could not be used in land fill any more . So drastic alternatives had to be found to dispose of them in an environmentally way and Governments had to come up with some new ideas to find a solution to their “end of life” . It is estimated that over 30 million are scrapped annually here in the UK alone, a massive problem.
One of the possible solutions was an increase in tyre re-manufacturing. Not all old tyres are suitable for making New Greener ECO TYRES from, in fact only about 17% of these old ones can be re-made into new ones.
What are re-manufactured ECO tyres ?
To put as simple as possible the “carcass” or old tyre is buffed back is buffed back to its original state as if it was a new carcass. The tyre is then thoroughly inspected and only the best quality are used to make the new tyre. This is where the green ECO part comes in, the old one is re-used and has now been re-cycled into another one. The tyre is them remoulded to make a another tyre. The standard of manufacturing must comply with the same standard as a new ones. This makes the ECO tyre into a much greener alternative, and another premium point is the cast . This reduces the cost to consumers of about 10% and because of the high standards of manufacture, they are much more safer than using unregulated part worns . These are used on many high profile vehicles including London taxi cabs and Airlines, yes when you go on holiday the plane that you fly in will probably be landing and taking off, using re manufactured products or otherwise known as New Greener ECO TYRES that you can buy for your car… More reading
“Despite the relatively low market penetration of re-manufactured tyres, their potential market
impact remains high. One of the major issues relating to their use is that user perception of
re-manufactured tyres is one of second rate quality. In fact re-manufactured tyres in the UK
are as good as new, as they must comply with standards that equate to those imposed on
One of the major vehicle sectors that use re-manufactured tyres is the taxi market. Even
here many operators only put remoulded tyres on the rear of the vehicle because it is
perceived that those on the front do not last very long. In reality, the major problem with
front tyres, especially in taxis with tight turning circles, is they are put under high shear
stresses that cause the tyre tread to prematurely fail. Furthermore, where the vehicle is
driven by diesel, there is a heavier loading on the front axle than the rear, so earlier failure
would be expected. These issues are not restricted to re-manufactured tyres, but are
common to all.
Using re-manufactured tyres can offer significant savings in operating costs, raw materials
and the environmental impact of the vulcanised rubber tyre”…http://www.wrap.org.uk/search/apachesolr_search/retread%20tyres%20study?filters=tid:97
This article was compiled by… Eric Roberts
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell General New Tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.