Archives for February 2015

TireZoo is Now Shipping Tires

shipping tiresThe TireZoo is pleased to announce our NEW tire shipping service of passenger, light truck, or trailer tires !

Shipping Used Tires from Our Vast Inventory

With the largest quality used tire inventory in the Upper Midwest, the TireZoo has an advantage of having the used tire or tires you are looking for to match existing tires and tread. We’ve long been a leader in affordable tires and used tire selection, as well as a searchable online database of new and used tires.

Because we are independently owned and operated, we can carry all major brands of new and used tires. Adding our new tire shipping service enhances our customer service and ability to save people even more money!

Shipping Tires Saves You Money

Shipping tires to you means helping you save several ways. Without the need to replace all four tires with new tires or even all matching used tires, you save BIG. You can buy just one! Next, our quality used tire prices are some of the lowest you’ll find anywhere. Last, we’ve done our research to find the lowest shipping costs to keep your total tire investment as low as possible. Tire shipping fees are as low as $10 per tire, but subject to current shipping rates to your area and calculated at the time of purchase.

Where We Ship Tires

We are now shipping tires to all parts of Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nebraska. We will ship to your house, business, or mechanic of choice for as little as a *$10 per tire shipping charge. *Shipping costs are subject to current shipping rates

The TireZoo is committed to helping you save money on tires and providing thoroughly inspected, safe used tires. Got a question about a specific tire you need? Give our Tire Shipping Department a call, ask for Maddie 800.761.2013 or go to our Tire Shipping Page

 

 

Tire and Tractor Tire Workout

Maybe you’ve seen or heard about workouts using large tires or tractor tires. People have been using tires for workouts for years, but traditionally you see athletes running through smaller tires. In recent years, trainers and athletes have found use for large tractor tires in their workout routines. Some are simply astounding. Here are some videos of ideas, in case you have a tire laying around you have a desire to throw, flip, or hula hoop with.

Tractor Tire Workout #1: Hula Hooping a 100 Pound Tire

Tractor Tire Workout #2: Flipping a 1200 Pound Tire, Oh My!

Tire Workout #3:  Train by Rolling Smaller Tires

Tire Workout #4: Dragging, Pushing, Throwing Tires

Tire Workout #5: Running Through Tires

Vehicle and Travel Hacks

travel hacks for your next road tripAre you itching to take a road trip? Maybe you have one planned for spring break, or maybe you are already thinking ahead to this summer. A road trip is a great chance to travel according to your own schedule, and visit only the places you want to. Regardless of when you go, these travel hacks will make a few things a little easier, cheaper, and less hectic.

a Collection of Travel Hacks for Road Trips

Maps

First up is the need to map your route. There are many great options for doing this:

  • Place a map in a plastic cover (large clear storage bag or plastic sleeve) and use a dry erase marker to draw out your route. Hand this to your passenger, and they become your own personal GPS.
  • Not sure where you want to go ahead of time?  Using Google Maps on your cellphone will work extremely well. A simple sticky pad can hold your phone on the dashboard and turn it into your GPS navigator. You can also save maps for later viewing when you have WiFi to avoid draining all your data.

Apps

There are also lots of road trip apps available to make your trip easier and more fun:

  • There are several apps out there, such as Gas Buddy, that can help you find the cheapest gas nearest to you.
  • Need a game to pass the time, try the Family Car Games app will suggest a wealth of games that you do not need special supplies for.
  • Road Trip for iPhone will allow you to keep track of all your expenses, timing, and fuel economy.
  • Need a break from technology? Try our collection of travel games you can print off ahead of time.

Storage

Organization in your car is important. Here are a few tips to make the most of your space:

  • Try leaving the suitcases at home and instead use plastic organizing draws to optimize the space usage in your trunk.
  • Shoe organizers on the back of seats provide great storage for maps, fun supplies for the kids and other small items you bring on the road with you.
  • A plastic cereal container makes a great garbage can.

Travel Comfort and Entertainment

Travel comfort is also very important whether while on the road or when you are taking a quick break:

  • A neck pillow is a great idea for those who wish to nap in the car.
  • You can also buy a Travel Car Mattress to turn your back seats into a bed.
  • Dryer sheets can also be a great thing to bring with you to help freshen up the car on day 8!
  • Need a break form technology? Try our collection of travel games and entertainment on Pinterest.

Travel Snacks

What travel hack would you add to this list? Have you made a modification that save you time, money, or frustration? Please share!

Don’t forget to stop by the TireZoo before you head out on your next road trip. No appointments necessary!

MN Law Pertaining to Rear View Mirrors

mn law rear view mirrorAre you tempted by fuzzy dice? While hanging things on the rear view mirror is iconic in old movies, it is against the law in Minnesota. Maybe you’ve never heard this and been doing it for years. If so, you’ve been lucky. The Minnesota State Statute for windshield and rear view mirror obstruction is quite clear. There are very few exceptions, so it’s best you remove anything you have hanging and read through the law.

If you have hanging parking lot permits, hanging handicap parking permits, or other items made to be displayed on your rear view mirror, simply take them down while driving. Keep them in a handy spot to display after you’ve parked your vehicle.

If you want to review the law yourself, you can find it here.

If you have any questions about MN law, pulling up the state statutes is the best resource. If you have questions about tires, the Tire Zoo is your best resource. We’ll answer your questions or help with anything we can, without pressuring you to buy something you don’t need or spend money on tires that aren’t right for your purposes.