Shop Retread Tires for Sale in Elkhart
When you're looking for retread/recap tires in Elkhart, 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 rely on retread tires to lower cost per mile and the total cost of ownership. Affordability and quality make Bandag a consistent value, year after year. Plus, Bandag retreads perform like comparable new tires.  We're so sure of our retreads that we put money behind them. We'll pay the difference if your Bandag retread tires don't deliver a lower operating cost than the competition. That's the Bandag Challenge.
Bandag Retread Process: What Are Retread Tires?
Not all Elkhart tire retreaders follow the same procedures and process. But at Bandag, we didn't snag almost double the market share of our nearest competitors by being like other companies. World-class retreads are in our blood. They have been for decades. Bandag retread manufacturing plants are ISO 9001:2000 certified and our dealers employ BASys Manufacturing technology [content-text-2-5] our dealers utilize BASys Manufacturing technology to oversee casings in real time and increase retreading effectiveness. Here's how the rest of the retread process goes. A Bandag specialist begins with a hands-on inspection. They examine the tire inside and out and make note of damage along the way. The tire then undergoes an electrical inspection that identifies damage that can't be seen with the naked eye. Lasers measure any surface anomalies within the tire casing. Damaged casing parts are expertly removed and repaired, and the casing is once again useful. A bonding layer and new tread are expertly applied. The near-ready tire is covered in a special elastic and prepared for curing. The new tread is permanently affixed to the tire after curing. The final retreaded tire is inspected and tested to ensure it meets our quality standards.
See the Bandag Retread Difference in Elkhart
When it comes to big names in retreads, Bandag beats them all. You won't find a better product to support your fleet. It's no surprise that many fleets choose Bandag for advice, service, and tires. Bandag retreads give back in more ways than one. Quality commercial truck tires can be retreaded more than once. Bandag's most cost-efficient fleet customer, one of the largest fleets in the world, retreads tires more than two times on average. Layer a responsive tire management program on top of retreading and you can maximize your investment by extending the useful life of your fleet tires.
Retreading is a business decision you can stand behind, and for a couple of reasons. Retreading helps you save green by going green. 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 line of FuelTech retreads are among the most fuel-efficient of all tires, new and retread. 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.  What if your home was one of them?
From city street to suburban alley, slippery slope to quarry, Bandag retreads stick with you. Find a Indiana Bandag dealer near you for retread tires in Elkhart. Our network of locations is ready to serve your fleet.
 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.