Retreading can reduce your annual fleet costs and have a positive impact on the environment. Reveal customized savings results and share them with your Bandag representative. Let us turn this estimate into a reality.
When estimating the cost of your new tire, be sure to include the Federal Excise Tax (FET), which is generally $30 - $40 per tire.
Retreads are not subject to the Federal Excise Tax.
The entire family of Bridgestone products - from Dayton to Ecopia - are designed to be retreaded. Select Bridgestone tires include a retread warranty for up to 7 years and unlimited retreads.
All wheel positions, including steer*, are commonly retreaded.
(*excludes steer position on bus and passenger vehicles)
Think your new tires will outperform a Bandag? We beg to differ. Take the Bandag Challenge. If Bandag doesn’t outrun your current tire, we’ll refund you the difference (speak to your local Bandag representative for details)
All Tires retreaded/repaired at a Bandag franchised dealer come with a 4-year warranty for workmanship and material failures.
Bandag’s thorough inspection process will detect even hidden tire damage, and repair it before the tire is retreaded. Depending on application, many best-in-class fleets retread 2 – 4+ times, using casings that can exceed 7 years of age.
Bridgestone makes the most retreadable casings in the industry, with a rejection rate that is generally below 10%. Lower quality casings can have a rejection rate of 25% or higher.
Some casings - like Bridgestone and Firestone - are worth more than others. Know how much yours are worth. Consult your local dealer to see how much your casings are worth.
All values are calculated using U.S. dollars and U.S. customary units.
1Cost savings ($): Cost savings are an estimate only based on average fleet usage and / or customer inputs. For more information please contact your local Bandag dealer or Bridgestone Commercial Sales representative.
2Oil savings: Oil savings refer to the oil saved in the production of a retread vs. a new tire. On average, a retread requires just 7 gallons to produce vs. 22 gallons required to produce a new tire. Exact oil savings vary based on which tire and retread are being compared.
3Tires kept out of landfills: Both retreads and new tires may ultimately end up in a landfill. When you use a retread, you’re getting one more lifecycle out of the tire. This means that fewer tires are produced, and fewer tires are discarded into landfills every year.
4Miles to wearout: Mileage varies by fleet and by application. For more information please contact your local Bandag dealer or Bridgestone Commercial Sales representative.