Our retread process starts with a thorough initial inspection of casings for cuts, punctures, air pockets and other damage, and casings are repaired if necessary. Then casings are scanned for separations that might affect performance, and the tires are buffed to remove the old, worn tread design. Damaged materials are removed and final repairs are made. New tread rubber is bonded to the casing at low temperatures to avoid stress and distortion. Then a final inspection is performed to ensure the tire is in perfect operating condition.
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We’re so confident that Bandag’s application-specific retreads will deliver a lower operating cost than the competition that we’ll put money on it. With the Bandag Challenge, we’ll help you determine your cost savings when using Bandag application-specific retreads. And any savings not in your favor will be refunded to you. Here’s how it works:
- In a comparison test, we’ll use two similar vehicles in your fleet that run similar routes, and mount application-specific Bandag retreads on one of them.
- We’ll help you track the performance of the tires on both vehicles, then record the data in our Mileage Tracker.
- At the end of the comparison test, you can check the results and see the cost savings you’ll get with Bandag retreads.
The Bandag Challenge is free, and we guarantee that any cost savings not in your favor will be refunded by Bandag. For details, see your local Bandag franchised dealer or call 1-800-523-6366, prompt 6.
Every tire retreaded and/or repaired by the Bandag process at a franchised Bandag dealer comes with a 4-year warranty for workmanship or materials failures, and a 2-year warranty for casing defects. If those types of failures should occur, a credit will be issued toward the price of a comparable Bandag retread. Contact your local Bandag dealer for details.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are at least 275 million scrap tires in U.S. stockpiles. And approximately 290 million scrap tires are created every year.
An alarming problem. But one that fleets and dealers worldwide are actively addressing with Bandag retreads.
The Bandag manufacturing process is optimized to minimize or eliminate negative impacts on employees, communities and the environment while constantly seeking ways to reduce energy consumption.
Retreads eliminate or reduce the use of hazardous materials. Plus, through an efficient production process, waste is minimized and then recycled or incinerated where possible.
Plus, Bandag dealers and fleet customers are instructed about the efficient use of retread tires and how to ensure their proper disposal at the end of their final life cycle.
In short, the Bandag brand stands for a full circle commitment to environmental protection and responsibility.
The next generation of fuel-smart retreads.
Using advanced tread compounds and innovative tread design, Bandag FuelTech™ retreads deliver excellent fuel efficiency. They also offer the eco-friendly benefits a person expects from the Ecopia™ tires. Extend the life of your tires to realize a lower overall total cost of ownership. Bandag FuelTech retreads promote the idea of thinking green can be smart business.
Fuel Efficient • High Performance • Eco-Friendly