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Archives for April 2015

A Tire Store in Minnesota You Can Trust

April 30th is National Honesty Day, but every day at the Tire Zoo is a day we dedicate to providing customers with honest service they can value and trust. The Tire Zoo isn’t here to sell a set of new tires to everyone who walks in the door, but rather to listen to what it is they need and how we can best help.

There is never pressure to purchase the most expensive tires that you often will find at 99% of all other tire shops.~ Brian J.

The Tire Zoo has been around for decades and has a long history of saving customers money and being a trusted source for new and used tires. Whether you’re in the Twin-Cities Metro area, Bloomington, Anoka, or surrounding suburbs, we invite you to come in and experience the difference.


Ideas to Reuse Old Tires

ideas old tiresPinterest is the perfect place to find tons of ideas to reuse old tires and create something new and interesting. From flower planters and tire swings, to tables and garden hose holders, the ideas are plentiful on Pinterest.

The TireZoo has set up a board called, Tire and Wheel Repurposing, which is dedicated to the reuse of old tires and wheels. It includes bike tires, tractor tires, etc. We also have a category on our blog called, Old Tires for New Purposes you can search for articles we’ve published with ideas for reusing old tires.

If you have a picture of something you’ve done with an old tire, we’d love to see. You can post it on our Facebook page, or give us a link where we can find and repin it!

Reporting Potholes in Minnesota

reporting potholesDid you know you can and should report potholes? Not only are they unsightly and a nuisance, they can be a road hazard and a danger to your tires too.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation offers information and resources for reporting potholes, depending on the road and its location.

If you hit a pothole and are worried about damage to your tire, please stop in and see one of our tire technicians who can help determine damage, if any. The Tire Zoo has two convenient locations in Anoka, MN in the northern metro, as well as in Bloomington, MN on Lyndale Avenue, not too far from 494.

Can you file a claim? In addition to the information on the MNDOT website, you can read more on Minnesotans filing claims for damages caused by potholes in the Star Tribune.

Please drive safe and report potholes!

Now Shipping Tires to Wisconsin

tires wisconsinHey Wisconsin! The Tire Zoo is now shipping used passenger vehicle tires, light truck tires, and trailer tires anywhere in Wisconsin.

Our new shipping service will allow you to find the exact tire or tires you need and save a lot of money in the process. We are committed to scoping out the lowest shipping fees possible. Shipping costs start as low as $10 per tire, and shipping costs are subject to current shipping rates. We’ll get you the tires you need sent to your home or preferred auto-center to have your tire(s) put on your vehicle.

This new option is very popular, as we knew it would be. Very few places allow you to shop for what you need online and have it shipped directly for such a low cost. Most importantly, you want to buy quality used tires that are safe and inspected from a trusted source. Tire Zoo offers you that and so much more. Shop for your used tires today, and we’ll get them shipped out right away!

Easter Weekend Hours

Closing earlyThe TireZoo (both locations: Anoka and Bloomington) will be closing at 4pm on Saturday, April 4th to allow our team to enjoy the holiday weekend with their families. We are open regular hours on Friday, April 3rd and Monday, April 6, 2015. Please drive safely and enjoy your Easter weekend!