Where to Find Retread Tires in Washington
You shouldn't have to spend a lot of time shopping around for retread tires (or recap tires) in Washington. Bandag has the answers and products you want. 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. Commercial fleets nationwide trust retread tires to help decrease their total cost of ownership. Affordability and quality make Bandag a better value. Plus, Bandag recap tires perform like comparable, brand new tires—but for a fraction of the price.  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. That's the Bandag Challenge.
What Are Retread Tires? Bandag's Retread Process
Some Washington tire recappers haven't updated their processes and procedures in years. At Bandag, it's safe to say we're not like other companies. We're an industry leader. World-class retreads are in our blood. They have been for decades. Bandag retread manufacturing plants are ISO 9001:2000 certified and our dealers use BASys Manufacturing technology to monitor tire casings and enhance retreading efficiency. 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 next inspection is an electrical one and uses technology that can "see through the tire" into the crown and sidewalls—where the human eye can't see. Shearography then determines the conditions within the tire casing. The casing is inflated and readied for fresh 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 almost ready. It's covered in special elastic and prepped 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 Washington
There's no bigger name in retreads, and there's no better product you'd want to be installed on your fleet than Bandag. That's why more fleets turn to Bandag for advice, service, and tires. 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-efficient fleet client, one of the largest fleets in the world, retreads casings over and over – even at the steer position. When retreading is combined with a diligent tire management program and you can boost your investment by lengthening the useful life of your fleet tires.
Retreading is a business decision you can stand behind, and for a couple of reasons. Retreading can lower your fleet's environmental impact. A Bandag retread takes just seven gallons of oil to produce, while a brand new tire takes 22 gallons.  Additionally, Bandag's FuelTech fuel-efficient retreads lead the industry in terms of low rolling resistance (i.e., fuel economy) among retread and new tires. We understand that those facts can be difficult to visualize, so here's a real-world example: a single 18-wheel truck that utilized retreaded tires instead of new tires would save enough energy to power thousands of homes.  Your home could be one of them.
From city street to suburban alley, slippery slope to construction site, Bandag retreads stick with you. Find a Bandag tire dealer in Washington, PA for commercial retread tires near you. We roam where you roam.
 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.