Where to Find Retread Tires in Fort Smith
When you're looking for retread/recap tires in Fort Smith, look to Bandag to get the answers you need. Bandag dealers can explain the retread process and benefits, and debunk any retread tire myths that might be lurking in the back of your mind. Many commercial fleets appreciate retread tires because they reduce cost per mile and help increase fuel efficiency. Affordability and quality make Bandag a consistent value, year after year. Plus, Bandag retreads perform like comparable new tires.  We believe in the affordability of our retreads so much that we put money on them. If your Bandag retread tires don't deliver a lower operating cost than the competition, we'll pay the difference. It's the Bandag Challenge.
How do Bandag Retreads work?
Not all Fort Smith tire retreaders follow the same procedures and process. But at Bandag, we didn't become an industry leader by being like other companies. We've been designing and manufacturing standout retreads for more than four decades. Bandag retread manufacturing plants are ISO 9001:2000 certified and our dealers use BASys Manufacturing technology to track casings in real time and improve retreading efficiency. Here's how our modern retreading process works. A qualified Bandag specialist starts by performing a hands-on examination of the tire that will be retreaded and noting any damage. The tire then undergoes an electrical inspection that identifies damage that can't be seen with the naked eye. Shearography then determines the conditions within the tire casing. The casing is inflated and readied for fresh tread. The casing is repaired so that it's once again useful. A bonding layer and new tread are expertly applied. The tire is almost ready. It's covered in special elastic and prepped for curing. The curing step permanently adheres the tread to the tire. Last but not least, the tire goes through another round of inspections to ensure it meets our high standards.
See the Bandag Retread Difference in Fort Smith
Bandag: There's no better product you'd want to be installed on your fleet, and there's no bigger name in retreads. Many fleets come to Bandag for tires, service, and advice. Some say Bandag retread tires are like an investment that keeps paying dividends. Quality commercial truck tires can be retreaded more than once. Bandag's most cost-conscious fleet client, one of the biggest fleets in the world, retreads tires more than two times on average. When retreading is combined with a diligent tire management program and you can maximize your investment by stretching the service life of your fleet tires.
You can feel good about equipping your fleet with retread tires. Retreading can lower your fleet's environmental impact. The numbers say it all. A Bandag retread only requires seven gallons of oil to produce. But a brand new tire? It takes over three times as much: 22 gallons.  Plus, Bandag's FuelTech retreads are some of the lowest rolling resistance tires on the market, for both new and retread tires. We understand that those facts can be difficult to visualize, so here's a real-world example: one 18-wheel semi-truck riding on retreaded tires instead of new ones would save enough energy to power hundreds and hundreds of homes.  Your home could be one of them.
From the field to the highway, slippery slope to quarry, Bandag retread tires go with you. Find a Arkansas Bandag dealer near you for retread tires in Fort Smith. We'll be there for you, no matter your fleet size.
 Based on test data of Drive tires in a Waste segment application.  Savings refer to oil and energy used to produce standard tire. Source: Environmental Protection Agency  Report on “Retread Tires in the United States and Canada.” This analysis considered only the manufacturing phase of the value chain and would likely increase if all phases were considered.