Are Retreads Safe?
You bet they are!
All commercial airlines, as well as military jet aircraft, use retreaded tyres. In fact, nearly 80 percent of all aircraft tyres now in service are retreads.
More than 100,000 aircraft retreads are used annually with an average of 270 takeoffs and landings per tread life.
Professional retreaders adhere to stringent industry recommended practices at every step of the retreading process. All Bandag retread plants are franchised, licensed and audited by Bandag Southern Africa who provide technical assistance and requirements to ensure a reliable quality product is produced.
Retreaded tyres in all applications, from light delivery vehicles to heavy construction equipment, have consistently demonstrated the same reliability in operation as new tyres. Many trucking fleets plan their new tyre purchases with the intention of having their worn casings retreaded two or more times as a routine part of their tyre budgets.
Retreaded tyres are used safely every day on airplanes, school buses, fire engines and ambulances, trucking fleets,Postal Service vehicles and military vehicles.
Fact: The President of the United States signed an Executive Order in April 2000 requiring US Federal Agencies to replace the original tyres on their vehicles with retreaded tyres wherever practical.
Bandag SA became the first company within the Bandag group to achieve ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO26000 and OHSAS 18001 certification. With both ISO and SABS certification, you can once again rest assured that Bandag products are safe and quality driven.