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Tire Size 275/60r20 What You Need?

If you’re looking for a tire size 275/60r20, in new or used, shop the TireZoo of Anoka or Bloomington first. The TireZoo carries most major brands of new and quality used tires with an inventory of in the 10,000 plus! 

We help people find exactly what they need everyday, without any pressure to buy anything you don’t need or over spend on tires. Our tires are affordable and we can often offer several quality used options, depending on what you want or need. We’re not limited to certain brands, and we’re happy to help customers buy a single tire to match existing tires when there’s nothing wrong with them and no reason to replace them. 

One recent customer posted, “This is the 4th set of tires I have bought at the Zoo. The guys there are very experienced. They ask the right questions to get you the right tires for your lifestyle. They go above and beyond to make sure everything checks out. Don’t go anywhere else, they have the best prices and the fastest service bar-none. Why go to a big box store when you can support a local business!” James L.

You have choices when looking for a tire size 275/60r20
  • Call our location closest to you and ask our tire specialists to see what we have in stock and give you a price.
  • Shop our new or used tire inventory online.
  • Stop in either location. No appointments necessary.

We look forward to helping you!

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington, MN!

Holiday Hours for both Bloomington and Anoka, MN Locations
  • OPEN Friday, December 23, 2016 (regular hours)
  • CLOSED Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • CLOSED Sunday, December 25, 2016
  • OPEN Monday, December 26, 2016 (regular hours)
  • OPEN Saturday, December 31, 2016 (regular hours)
  • CLOSED Sunday, January 1, 2017
  • CLOSED Monday, January 2, 2017
  • OPEN Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (regular hours)

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Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

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Check wiper blades. Your wiper blades need to function during snow storms, as well as periodic warm trends when mud and slush are flying around on the roadways. 

Fill wiper fluid. Good wipers and plenty of washer fluid is essential to safe driving.

Find your ice scraper. Have a sturdy ice scraper and brush in your vehicle to reduce time spent trying to clean off fresh snow and ice.

Change your oil. Not only does motor oil tend to be thicker in colder weather, but who wants to run errands during the coldest of months. Get your oil changed so you don’t have to worry about it for a while.

Check your tire tread. Check over your tires for any damage, check proper inflation, and check the tread. Winter is the time when tires need to be functioning at peek levels. Stop in if we can help you with anything tire related.

Keep a full tank of gas. Hopefully moisture doesn’t find its way into your gas tank, but the best defense is not letting your gas tank get too low during the coldest of weather. When possible, a full tank of gas is best. It’s also safer should you unexpectedly get stuck alongside the road.

Winter survival gear is a must. Get a winter survival kit in your car, along with extra warm clothing for every family member, blankets, and a shovel. Don’t leave home without it.

Here is some more information about driving in Minnesota during the winter from the MN Department of Public Safety.

Searching for information about “bulging sidewall on tire”?

bulging sidewall on tireAnything that resembles a bulge, bubble, bump, or unusual appearance on a tire needs your immediate attention. A bulging sidewall on a tire means the internal integrity of the tire has been compromised. Damage has been done inside the tire where you likely can’t see it. However, the damage causes thin areas in the rubber of the tire which is where the bulging is visible. 

Tires are constructed of layers from the inside out. The number of internal parts and layers of belts inside the tire is complex, but all the components together provide a quality tire that allows for durability, longevity, proper handling, and a quieter ride. You want quality tires on your vehicle, and proper tread is only one important part of the tires on your vehicle. Tires that are good from the inside out is another!

Why would there be a bulging sidewall on tire?

The bulging sidewall on a tire is usually the result of hitting a pothole, running into to curb or over a hard angled surface, and can also happen if you’ve driven on your tire while flat or improperly inflated. 

It is not safe to continue driving on a tire you’ve noticed is bulging. The rubber on the tire is very thin in the area you notice bulging, which means it could blow out at anytime creating a dangerous driving situation.

We’re always happy to check over your tires and let you know if we notice anything unusual or concerning. We can check your tread life and match any existing tires so you don’t have to replace more than necessary; stop in at either our Bloomington or Anoka location. 

Used Tire Search

used tire searchThis Used Tire Search is a unique word search puzzle incorporating numbers into the mix to allow you to help locate the following used tires sizes:

175/70/14         205/65/16        215/60/16          215/70/14

225/70/15        235/60/17        245/30/22         245/65/17

245/70/16        255/40/19        265/70/16         265/70/17

265/75/16        275/60/20        285/70/17

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE USED TIRE SEARCH PUZZLE

If you need to search for real used tires, give us a call. 

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

If you need tires before your Thanksgiving holiday drive, hurry over!

The TireZoo in Anoka and Bloomington will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016. Both locations are open regular business hours the day before and after Thanksgiving.
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Looking for the Size Tires 265/75r16

Tires 265/75r16If you’re looking for tires 265/75r16, we have many quality used tires in stock with tread to match your existing tires. Whether you need one, two, three, or four used tires size 265/75r16 the TireZoo in Anoka or Bloomington, MN can help. We offer our customers several easy options for quickly finding what you need.

To Find Tires Size 265/75r16 You Can:

  • Call Anoka 763-421-2004 or Bloomington 952-884-9343, and we can check in a couple minutes while you wait
  • Stop in either of our locations and we’ll give you options

“Tire Zoo in Anoka is where I have gone for 5 years now. Always speedy service and great prices. They even patched my tire for free under warranty. Customer for life!” Carl R.

Don’t forget to check/print our coupons. We offer student and military discounts too.

No appointments necessary. We’ll help you while you wait.

Shop Small Business Saturday November 26th

Small Business Saturday Tire Shop MNSmall Business Saturday is an effort to bring communities together to shop local and small. Small, locally owned businesses like the Tire Zoo in Anoka and Bloomington, MN are proud to be a part of the community we service and to offer our customers affordable options, personalized service, and consistent experiences.

Small Business Saturday is a great time to plan a day with friends or family to shop, run errands, and dine-out. It’s also a time for businesses like ours to greet customers and thank them for their business.

Please stop by either of our locations on Saturday, November 26, 2016 between 9am and 5pm and let us thank you for your business and take care of all your new and used tire needs. Read about the history of the TireZoo

Debris in Road

Prevent, Remove, and Report Debris in the Road in Minnesota

You wouldn’t believe the items we find in tires. Or maybe you would. If you’ve ever worked a roadside clean up, you’ve seen the garbage and debris that lands along the road.The items pictured above are just a small sampling of the items we’ve found in tires. Some items have gone through both the tire and the rim!

With so many items, it’s only a matter of time before one ends up in a tire. So, what can you do?

First, be aware of your own actions and be responsible for not adding to the debris in the road. Secure items you’re hauling, and never throw or leave anything alongside the road. Small and large items will fall out or blow out of trailers and pick-ups if not properly contained or secured.

Second, if you do notice something has dropped, go back and get it off the road or ditch at your earliest and safest opportunity.

Third, report debris. Safety of yourself and others is important. While it’s important to remove debris from the highway, it’s critical not to put yourself in harms way. To report debris or unsafe roads when they are local, city or county roads, contact your local law enforcement or city/county. For unsafe Minnesota highways, you can find a list of contact information for each area here.

Anoka Location Closed October 29, 2016

Our TireZoo Anoka location will be closed on Saturday Oct 29th for the Anoka Halloween parade, and will reopen for our normal business hours on Monday, October 31st. Our TireZoo Bloomington location will have regular hours on Saturday.

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