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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:


Perfect Equipment celebrates 75 years – RetreadLife.com

Wegmann automotive USA Inc. announced that Perfect Equipment, the oldest wheel balance weight brand in North America, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. To mark the milestone, the company says it will support the Special Kids charity of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


California TPMS legislation heads to governor’s desk – RetreadLife.com

California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1665 that “requires all tire dealers to be capable of diagnosing and servicing tire pressure monitoring systems,” according to a press release sent out by California State Assembly Member Brian Jones and Senator Ted Lieu. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Use online engagement to grow business – RetreadLife.com

ORLANDO, Fla. — Engaging customers online can help grow a business, and companies that are not participating online are… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Maxxis Victra R19 Rally now available online – RetreadLife.com

Maxxis International announced that as of Aug. 11, 2014, the Maxxis Victra R19 Rally tire is available for purchase in the Maxxis eStore. Designed for the demands of rally racing, the Victra R19 lets drivers take on even the roughest gravel stages, notes Maxxis. Modern Tire Dealer – News


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Five must-follow technological trends – RetreadLife.com

From tread compounds to infotainment systems, these advancements will be commonplace in our industry before you know it Modern Tire Dealer – Technology – Articles


Michelin momentum means chance for overall win at VIR – RetreadLife.com

Michelin technical partner teams carry the momentum as they take on a “momentum” track and savor the rare opportunity to compete for an overall race win as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), August 24. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Tire technology seminar to be held in Ohio – RetreadLife.com

MASSILLON, Ohio—Standards Testing Laboratories will host an educational tire technology seminar Sept. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Run-flats: what a difference a decade makes – RetreadLife.com

Tire makers strive for comfort as OE fitments increase; consumers are still not buying replacements Modern Tire Dealer – Technology – Articles


OTHER VOICES: Tire sensors working overtime for driverless cars – RetreadLife.com

LONDON — Driverless cars will offer new opportunities for tire companies — if they can adapt quickly and smartly. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


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.