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Reduce your truck tire costs with Continental’s global lifecycle solution.

ContiLifeCycle offers a cradle-to-grave approach that prolongs the life of your bus and truck tires at every stage: new tires, casing, and retreading.

Buying a Continental tire has advantages that extend beyond a single tire life:

  • New tires designed for maximum performance in your application and ultimate retreadability
  • 3G Casing optimized for simplified casing management and specifically designed with retreading in mind
  • Retread technology for a truck tire retread that “looks like new, runs like new!”

One of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, Continental is uniquely positioned to deliver your Lowest Overall Driving Cost.


New Tires

New Tires, Multiple Lives

The ContiLifeCycle begins with the new tire. Our truck tires and bus tires are designed for ultimate economy over the entire life with our cradle-to-grave approach. By investing millions every year into Research and Development, we increase performance of our new tires and set new standards in excellence and efficiency. Continental Truck Tires are long lasting, efficient, retreadable, and a key cornerstone for the Lowest Overall Driving Cost.

Discover the new tire that’s right for you.


3G Casing

The ContiLifeCycle continues with Continental’s innovative 3G Casing, which offers standardized construction across all axle positions to simplify your casing management program. With its robust design, our casing is ideal for truck tire retreads, as well as retreads for bus and coach tires.

See how our cutting-edge casing can help lower your tire costs.


Retread confidently

The third step in the ContiLifeCycle is retreading for your truck and bus tires. Retreading with ContiTread™ is a cost-effective, eco-friendly, and premium quality solution to prolong the life of your Continental tires. With many tread patterns and compounds that match our new tires, and others offering proven performance and reliability, you can be confident that your retread “looks like new, runs like new!”

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Truck Tire Retreads that “Look Like New, Run Like New!”

Continental provides retreads for truck tires, as well as bus and coach tire retreading, as a key component of our lifecycle management solution. The casing represents up to 80 percent of a commercial vehicle tire’s value, and the ContiLifeCycle process helps ensure fleets can capitalize on this investment.

Our technology-driven manufacturing process delivers high quality retreads with a unique advantage: retread tires that “look like new, run like new.” The ContiTread brand offers many of the same tread patterns and compounds used in our new tires, delivering the performance you expect from a Continental tire.

ContiLifeCycle Locations

Start benefiting from a truck tire retread program today. Contact your nearest ContiLifeCycle partner or BestDrive location for expert advice on selecting new tires, casing management, and retreading.

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The Continental Advantage

Technology-Driven Retreading

With our ContiTread brand, Continental exclusively uses the proven method of cold retreading (precure).

In this process, a pre-cured roll of ContiTread arrives to the retreader, already vulcanized with the tire tread pattern. The retreader bonds the tread to a casing using Continental’s specially formulated bonding agent. The tire is then placed in a curing chamber to finalize the bond, and finally tested under high pressure to ensure safety and reliability.

It may sound simple, but the seven-step ContiLifeCycle process is the key to delivering a retread tire that “looks like new, runs like new.”

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Environmental Benefits

When you purchase a retreaded tire, you not only lighten your tire budget but also help protect the environment. Reusing the casing saves energy and raw materials. Multiple use of the casing also reduces the number of old tires in circulation. Continental’s cradle-to-grave approach cares for the Earth and your wallet.

See how retreading helps protect the environment.

Tire Lifecycle Management

The ContiLifeCycle™ approach ensures that Continental is always considering the full lifecycle of your truck tire.

With our 3G Casing design, we simplify tire casing management, ensuring that any casing can be retreaded for any wheel position. Our truck and bus tires are designed for multiple lives, so their lifecycle is much longer than a tire that cannot be retreaded. With many retread patterns that match our new tire treads or rubber compounds, Continental delivers retread tires that “look like new, run like new.”

All of this combines to deliver peace of mind for our customers, knowing that Continental is leveraging its position as one of the largest tire manufacturers and automotive technology suppliers in the world to pursue a single goal: delivering the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to our customers.

Protecting Your Tire Casing for Retreading

The casing of a truck tire or bus tire represents up to 80 percent of its value. Protect your casing to ensure it is suitable for retreading and discover your Lowest Overall Driving Cost.

Follow these simple tips to maximize the life of your tire casing and help ensure suitability for a bus or truck tire retread.

Maintain proper inflation pressure – Monitoring tire air pressure and temperature is the key to getting the most from your tire. Proper inflation helps ensure maximum removal miles for the new tire, protects the casing from damaging heat build-up caused by excessive deflection, and improves fuel efficiency.

  • Monitor for penetrations – In addition to examining your tire pressure, it is also vital to inspect tires for nails, stones, and other invasive materials that can damage the casing. Continental tires are designed with an angled belt package to help reduce penetrations, and many tread patterns feature stone ejection technology to reduce stone drilling.
  • Stay within the tire load range – Overloading a tire causes its internal components, such as the belt package, to deteriorate, meaning the casing may not have the structural integrity required for retreading.
  • Establish pull points – By U.S. government standards, fleets must pull steer tires at 4/32nds remaining tread depth, and drive and trailer tires at 2/32nds. Your ContiLifeCycle retread partner can provide precise recommendations for your particular fleet.
  • Use the right tire for your application – Using a tire that is not designed for your specific vocation can cause irregular wear or poor performance, and could even jeopardize the health of the casing. Continental offers new tires designed for maximum performance in each application, ensuring access to the right tires for your needs.