How to Save Money with Wheel Reconditioning and Retread Tires

You know how frustrating it can be – you blow a tire out on the highway, and you’re stuck driving on it until you can pull over to a safe spot. Now, not only do you have a flat tire, but you’ve also damaged the wheel itself. If you’re thinking that you have to spend a fortune on a new wheel and tire, think again. With retread tires and professional wheel reconditioning services, you can save a ton of money – without having to sacrifice your safety!

Wheel reconditioning isn’t something that you only get to take advantage of if your wheel becomes damaged, though. You can have your wheels reconditioned anytime they’re looking a little dingy. However, this process is especially helpful if your wheels have suffered some kind of damage – either due to driving on a flat tire, getting into an accident, or scuffing them on a curb.
So, how exactly does the wheel reconditioning process work?

Certified professionals start by using a shot blast to remove all of the dirt and grime from your wheel. Once the wheel is clean, professionals can spot and fix small cracks and holes that are making your wheel less sturdy.
From there, your wheel will be dipped into an iron phosphate bath. The iron phosphate will help strengthen your wheel, and it’s especially effective in helping your wheel recover from the “liquid calcium” that many cities put on the roads to combat ice.

After being painted with your choice of color, your wheel will go through a rigorous safety inspection by certified experts who are trained to spot even the tiniest of flaws. That way, you’ll know that your reconditioned wheel is just as safe as the brand new one you would have gotten from the factory.

Want to save even more money the next time you get a flat or see bald spots on your tires? Replace your tires with retread tires. They’ll work for both traditional and OTR tires.

But just what are they?

Retreads are old traditional and OTR tires that have been sent off to a certified expert, who puts a new layer of rubber on the outside. Retread tires get their name from the fact that they are literally “re-treaded” – making them no different from a safety prospective than brand new tires. In fact, the only difference between retreads and brand new tires is that the retreads are much cheaper!

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