Archives for November 2015

How to Make an Ottoman Out of a Tire

Trash to treasure trends are all over the place, and using old tires to make new items is no exception. Watch this video for a tutorial on how to make an ottoman out of a tire, and visit our Pinterest board title “Tire and Wheel  Repurposing” for more ideas.

Fantasy Art Drawing of Tire Home

This fantasy art drawing was made for the Tire Zoo as a coloring page .pdf to print and color, by fantasy pen and ink artist, Jerry Lindberg. Print and color on your next road trip!

fantasy art drawing tire house

 

Traveling with Fido at Thanksgiving

traveling holidays dogMany people each year take to their cars and head off for a Holiday destination. It’s a rite of passage in America. Who doesn’t recall at least one long holiday family road trip as a kid, or college return home trip?

Traveling with Dog in Car Made Easier When Your entire trip is well-planned

Below are a few holiday traveling suggestions for a safe and easy road trip.

Prior to your road trip, schedule a car maintenance appointment to ensure the car is in good working condition. Having a certified mechanic check car vitals helps avoid unforeseen issues that may potentially cause a break down. Have the brakes, fluids, lights, battery, and tires checked. Tires must have adequate tire tread and safe pressure. (Tire Zoo can help! ) It’s best to be prepared for any winter weather driving conditions, so toss the tire chains and emergency kits in the car. A car safety kit is indispensable in a time of need. Your car safety kit should include, a tow rope, jumper cables, ice scraper, flashlight, blankets, water, and traction supplements like sand or kitty litter.

Getting out of town early gives you jump start on holiday traffic. Gas up the car and go over the house shut down list the night before. Set and convey the travel schedule “to the travelers,” and print a hard copy of the directions and a map. If your children are young and use a safety seat, check the safety seat for proper fitting and buckle up well.

Today’s vehicles are loaded with built in digital or electronic systems that help pass the time. Keeping the family entertained on long road trips is effortless with built in DVD’s for movies, iPods for hosting music, an other amenities. If not, there are many affordable portable options you may consider investing in, if not already own. Ipads are great for wireless streaming of films and gaming. Cell phones keep you in touch and pass time- remember the cell phone charger!

In case electronic gizmo’s and gadgets fail, you’ll be prepped with a special backpack created the night before. Include backpack basics, favorite books, cards, non-electronic games, paper and pens, and snacks. Snacks save time and money on the road, so have pantry treats and water available. When entertainment ideas or creature comforts conclude, try the old fashion art of communication. Take this time to connect and communicate with your family, or fellow travelers. Telling a story, or striking up a conversation easily passes the miles.

Looking for 205-65r15 Tires?

205 65 R15 tiresThe TireZoo can help you find matching, quality used tires.

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