What’s Yellow and Black But Has Legs?

School buses carry our most precious cargo through some of the most difficult conditions. In the course of a year, over 450,000 school buses transport more than 24 million children over 14,000 miles of road each. All those miles, plus hazards like deteriorated roads, sharp turns, and inclement weather, can take a toll on school bus tires. It’s important to choose a long-lasting tire designed for your region’s routes to maximize safety.

Bauer Built is proud to play our part in the transportation of those millions of children to school via school buses. With 70 years of experience in the tire industry, we know the ins and outs of the best models on the market, and we’re here to help you make the safest choice for the children in your community.

Bauer Built can outfit your school bus fleet with the best tires from these top brands:

  • BFGoodrich
  • Uniroyal
  • Continental
  • Hercules
  • Kumho

“Our Michelin and BFGoodrich tires are especially popular options for school buses, and we can help you select the exact make and model based on your unique needs,” said Jody Lane, Wholesale Division Store Manager. Local and regional climate can impact tire choice, as well as road conditions and the sharp turns the bus will be required to perform. Lane added, “for instance, Michelin’s most popular tire for buses is the Michelin XZE2 all-position tire, but for buses operating in areas with rough winters, we recommend the Michelin XDN2 drive-axle tire.”

We also can leverage our knowledge of school bus tire best practices, such as matching the tread on drive tires and removing new tires from the rear of new buses for future steer axle use, to maximize the performance of your fleet. We know aging tires can pose safety challenges, so experts recommend school bus tires be replaced every 10 years and be properly maintained throughout that time. Proper maintenance includes ensuring vehicle alignment and consistent tire pressure to increase the lifespan of your fleet’s tires.

Tire retreading can be attractive option for cities looking to save money while still insuring safety. As one of the top tire retreaders around, Bauer Built stands by our unique retreading process, which ensures a safe and reliable product is produced.

Contact Bauer Built today to discuss our school bus pricing programs and whether new or retreaded tires are the right choice for your school bus fleet and the requirements for delivering children in your districts.

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