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Tire Lifecycle Management



New tires, multiple lives

Reduce your truck tire costs with Continental’s global lifecycle solution.
ContiLifeCycle offers a cradle-to-grave approach to tire management that prolongs the life of your bus and truck tires at every stage. The ContiLifeCycle process begins with a new tire and continues with our premium retreading process based upon our durable casings. This comprehensive approach to your tires prolongs their service life, thereby significantly lowering your total cost of ownership. When you decide to retread your existing tires, it not only lowers your operating expenses, but it also helps actively protect the environment. Reusing the casing saves energy and raw materials. Optimal use of the casing also reduces the number of old tires in circulation and thereby reduces the burden on the environment.
Infographic: a retreaded tire saves

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


New Tires
Built for more than just one life

They are long-lasting, fuel-saving, retreadable and a key cornerstone for the lowest overall driving costs

Looks like new, runs like new

The cost-effective, eco-friendly and premium quality solution to prolong the life of your Continental tires.

Cutting-edge and standardized

The ContiLifeCycle Process

The Continental Advantage

The premium tread for your tires

New tires for old

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.

ContiLifeCycle Partner 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.

Are you a retreader interested in becoming a ContiLifeCycle partner? Contact us

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 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.