Originally Posted by Xram
Really? Was this post even called for?
Just as called for as your first post. I did go a little overboard, and didn't realize you were new here.
The process has improved dramatically over the years. They won't retread a tire if it is too old, they inspect and X-ray them for defects, and you can only retread one twice. Nowadays, a new tire is just as likely to go as a recap. Also, if they were "done away with," it would directly cost me upwards of $10k a year extra for one wear item. Smell what I'm cookin'?