A special pattern of grooves protects a tyre from damage and, most importantly, improves the traction, preventing dangerous skidding.
The bad news is that the grooves get shallower with every mile driven. However, the good news is that the tyre life can be extended significantly with regrooving, which involves making cuts in the treads to restore the pattern of grooves.
As your trusted business partner, we’ll never just hand you a tyre and call it a day. We want to take care of maximising the profitability of your fleet. That is why our services include regrooving.
BENEFITS FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Extending the life of commercial tyres with regrooving not only saves you money and fuel (!), but also benefits the environment by reducing the amount of generated waste. Sooner or later, every tyre wears down and has to be discarded* – but you can slow down this process considerably.
*DAVECO also offers the safe disposal of worn-down commercial tyres. It’s yet another issue that you do not have to worry about with DAVECO, and proof that our tyre services are 100% comprehensive.
IS REGROOVING WORTH IT?
The numbers speak for themselves:
25% – the tyre life can be extended upwards of this much
up to 0.7 gallons – you can save this much fuel per 100 miles travelled
10% – traction on wet surfaces can increase by this much compared to a non-regrooved tyre with the same mileage
almost 4 lbs – you can reduce your CO2 emissions by this much per 100 miles travelled per axle
Regrooving is only possible with tyres designed for this purpose. You can easily check if your tyres can be regrooved, by simply looking for the word ‘regroovable’ written on the side of the tyre.
Bear in mind that commercial tyres should be regrooved by a professional. A badly regrooved tyre can lead to premature wear (up to a complete loss of usability), as well as problems with retreading and even legal consequences – not to mention the danger to your drivers, passengers and other road users. Furthermore, a badly regrooved tyre can burst while driving.
NEED TO DISPOSE OF A WORN TYRE?
Feel free to get in touch with us. As part of our mobile repair service, we’ll will inspect your tyres and recommend the best way for you to proceed. If restoring the tyres turns out to be impossible, we will dispose of them ourselves and will prepare a new, cost-efficient set for you.ASK US ABOUT RETREADING