Where to Find Retread Tires in Pittsburgh
You shouldn't have to spend a lot of time shopping around for retread tires (or recap tires) in Pittsburgh. Bandag has the answers and products you want. Your local Bandag dealer can explain precisely how retread tires could benefit your business's bottom line. Many commercial fleets appreciate retread tires because they reduce cost per mile and help increase fuel efficiency. An affordable price plus reliable performance make Bandag a consistent value, year after year. What's more, Bandag retreads perform like new tires for a fraction of the cost.  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. Take the Bandag Challenge and put us to the test.
The Bandag Tire Retreading Process
Some Pittsburgh tire recappers haven't updated their processes and procedures in years. But at Bandag, we didn't snag almost double the market share of our nearest competitors 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 employ BASys Manufacturing technology [content-text-2-5] our dealers utilize BASys Manufacturing technology to oversee casings in real time and improve retreading efficiency. Here's what the full retread process looks like. A Bandag specialist begins with a hands-on inspection. They examine the tire inside and out and make note of damage along the way. We don't stop at a visual inspection. The tire goes through an electrical inspection that can see "through the tire," into the sidewall and crown areas. The tire casing goes through a separate review, after which the casing is inflated and the surface is prepped for new tread. Damaged casing parts are expertly removed and repaired, and the casing is once again useful. A bonding layer and new tread are carefully applied to the casing surface. The tire is nearly done. It's encased in an elastic envelope and ready for curing. After curing, the new tread has permanently adhered to the tire. The final retreaded tire is inspected and tested to ensure it meets our quality standards.
See the Bandag Retread Difference in Pittsburgh
There's no bigger name in retreads, and there's no better product you'd want to be installed on your fleet than Bandag. Many fleets come to Bandag for tires, advice, and service. Think of Bandag retreads as a gift that keeps on giving. Quality commercial tires can be retreaded one, two, or even three times depending on the situation. Bandag's most cost-conscious tire buyer, one of the largest modern fleets, retreads tires more than two times on average. Layer a responsive tire management program on top of retreading and you can boost your investment by stretching the useful life of your fleet tires.
It's an investment you can feel good about in more ways than one. 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.  What's more, 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.  One of those homes could be yours.
From the field to the highway, quarry to construction site, Bandag retread tires go with you. Find a Pennsylvania Bandag dealer near you for retread tires in Pittsburgh. 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.