Retread Life - The Information Exchange For Retread Professionals


The making of flat precure treads

Continental takes you on a tour of our ContiLifeCycle retread rubber plant.


Retread Plant Tour

This video features a tour of a modern retread plant detailing the retread process from start to finish. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Some recent retread auctions on eBay:


Michelin adds two Tweel skid steer tires – RetreadLife.com

The Michelin Group has added two tread patterns to its Tweel airless radial tire. The new all-terrain design has a deep, open tread for off-road applications and the hard surface design has greater wear life on pavement and asphalt. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


TPMS: 2005-11 Volvo V Series service – RetreadLife.com

One-piece or two-piece “snap-fit” type sensors are used Modern Tire Dealer – Technology – Articles


MAM to preview software at AAPEX and SEMA – RetreadLife.com

MAM Software Inc. will preview new business management software features and applications at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Nov. 4-6 and the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Cooper introduces the Discoverer SRX – RetreadLife.com

The new Cooper Discoverer SRX is designed to provide dependable all-season highway traction, superior handling, and a quiet, comfortable ride for a wide range of CUVs and SUVs. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Parker to create 34 technology jobs at Innovation Center – RetreadLife.com

RAVENNA, Ohio—Parker Hannifin Corp. opened its Donald E. Washkewicz Polymer Innovation Center on Oct. 2, celebrating the 24,000-sq.-ft. addition to the Parflex Division’s headquarters in Ravenna. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Centric Parts opens friction materials lab – RetreadLife.com

Centric Parts has opened a state-of-the-art friction materials lab at the company’s Compton, Calif., facility. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Trico wants the Force to be with you – RetreadLife.com

Trico Products Corp. has added four part numbers to its Trico Force premium, high performance beam blade product line. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Tire Leadership 21 training: 2015 schedule – RetreadLife.com

Dates for the 2015 Tire Leadership 21 education program have been announced by Northwood University and the Center for Tire & Service Education (CTSE). The next two-week seminar will be held — drumroll, please — March 22-27 and Sept 13-18. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Hercules introduces Avalanche R G2 winter tire – RetreadLife.com

The new Hercules Avalanche R G2 winter tire is available in 38 SKUs. The premium, studless tire is designed “to deliver versatile reliability in severe and unpredictable winter conditions,” according to Hercules Tires. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


#EverythingYouEverWantedToKnowAboutHashtags – RetreadLife.com

How creating unique and relevant hashtags pays off for your dealership Modern Tire Dealer – Technology – Articles


According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, retreaded truck tires represent a savings of over $3 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the second largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.