Video of the Day: The tire retreading process

A video visit to a Bandag retreading facility

New tread is mounted on a tire carcass during retreading

Founded in 1957 in Muscatine, Iowa, Bandag became the most well-known tire retreading company, and late in 2006 was acquired by Bridgestone Americas. Retreading is the process of replacing the tread on worn but still viable tire carcasses and is widely used by the commercial trucking industry. 

Produced in 2012 by Bridgestone Commercial, the Video of the Day shows the retreading process. 

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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