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Question DetailsAsked on 12/20/2015

is there anywhere in Siskiyou county to have your own tires remolded. truck tires need remolding.

Looking for a tire remolded place to have our own truck tires done.

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I have not heard of tire remolding for decades, because of the liability issues - plus tires are so cheap today that just the cost of shipping them to and from a tire plant for remolding would probably equal the cost of a new tire. Also, as I was told once by Goodyear, steel belted radials cannon be remolded at all.

If you mean recapping - just vulcanizing new tread on a worn but otherwise good condition tire, but not "remolding" the sides or beads - the are places that do that still, though again for cost in many cases for car tires would not be economical. For pickup/large SUV and larger tires it can be economic if you don't have to ship them out of town to get it done, and certainly for commercial trucks. AL does not have a category for this, Auto - Tires would be the closest.

Either contact local tire places that carry the general size tire you have (consumer or commercial vehicle tire places, respectively) and ask if they have recapping available, or google your town name combined with the phrase - tire recapping.

From my experience with over-the-road and off-road trucks - recapped tires tend to fail if they get hot, so for tires doing a lot of highway speed hauling (especially in hot climates) may not be as economic as it sounds - off-road use where the tread wears fast from rock cuts and such they can be quite economic, but again in heavy pulling situations (like a lot of steep grade loaded hauls) they can debond and peel off easily.

My personal recommendation unless your tires are wearing fast because of driving on crushed or shot rock or such - just get a top-notch tire like Goodyears with a high ply rating and be happy with the long life they give you. I get about 60-80,000 out of Goodyears, for instance, in SUV and pickup service with 8 or 10 ply ties.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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