New Bridgestone, Bandag warranty extends coverage

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Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire recently introduced an extended warranty for its premium truck tires and casings, increasing the coverage period for seven years and three retreads. The limited warranty covers the company’s Bridgestone-brand commercial tires and casing when retreaded with the Bandag process.

If a Bridgestone-brand medium commercial truck tire becomes unusable before wearing to 2/32-inch remaining tread depth within seven years from the date of manufacture, BFNT will credit the owner $130 ($160 in Canada). If a Bridgestone-brand casing becomes unusable before three Bandag retreads, the owner will be credited $100 ($125 in Canada).

The new warranty covers the most popular Bridgestone-brand medium commercial truck tires: R287 steer, R280 steer, M726 EL drive and M720 drive in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes, in both G and H load ranges. Tires purchased on or after Sept.1, 2007, are covered.

Warranty coverage covers the casing for three retreads when it has been inspected and retreaded by Bandag-certified retreaders within seven years from the date the tire was manufactured.

The warranty does not cover tire damage due to road hazards, improper use or operation, such as overloading and underinflation, insufficient or improper maintenance, or chemical contamination. The new warranty covers on-highway fleet operations only; no on-/off-highway tires are included.

The standard warranty covers Bridgestone medium commercial tires for a period of five years, and does not provide consideration for retreads.

To download the warranty – or any Bridgestone truck tire warranty – go to www.bridgestonetrucktires.com, click on the “View Truck Tires” button and choose any tire product (R287, R280, M726 EL or M720). The warranty information can be viewed and printed from all product pages.