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Archives for August 2016

How can you best care for your tires?

Letting your tires sit for long periods of time in the elements like standing water, wet/moist conditions, and extreme/direct sunlight is bound to wear on them. If you notice cracking, stop in to see us right away. The best course of action is to protect your tires from the elements and park in a more climate controlled area, garage, or parking pad.

Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Too much air pressure or not enough can cause your tires to wear unevenly and reduce their life span. Check your manual for proper air pressure or stop down to let us take a look.

Get in the habit of really looking at your tires, checking for debris lodged in the tire. Debris can be very small and may not result in an immediate flat tire. Also look for cracks, bulges, and uneven wear/marks. Being vigilant about checking your tires can help you avoid larger problems later, in which you are unable to save the tire.

If you’re prone to fast acceleration and/or excessive breaking, you maybe wearing your tires down faster than necessary. How you drive effects your tires, so be mindful.

Avoid hitting curbs with the side of your tire, running over objects you can avoid, dodging potholes when possible, and anything else than can do visible damage or invisible damage that isn’t as easy for you to spot.

Don’t skip rotating your tires. Proper tire rotation at scheduled intervals is an important step in how to care for your tires. The health of your tires depends on rotating your tires. Plus, it’s another time technicians are looking at your tires and can alert you if something doesn’t seem right.

Fix other problems like front end alignment that can prematurely wear out your tires.

If you have questions about your tires, how to care for your tires, and if they should be replaced, stop by the TireZoo in Bloomington or Anoka Monday through Saturday. We’ll be happy to help!

Looking for a 255/40/19 size tire?

If you’re looking for a 255/40/19 size tire, you’ve come to the right place. The TireZoo of Bloomington and Anoka sells both new and used tires of all major brands of tires. We’ve got an extraordinarily large inventory of quality used tires in stock, which we’ll be happy to check for you. The great thing about The TireZoo is that you can buy one, two, three, or all four tires of a certain size and tread. We help you save money by matching existing tires so you don’t have to buy all new, all at once. Give us a call and we’ll help you find what you need.

Anoka: 763. 421.2004

Bloomington: 952.884.9343

Getting Ready to Leave for College

Getting Ready to Leave for CollegeIf you are a new college student or a parent of a child off to college this fall, here are some handy tips to remember to do before he or she heads off to college.

Getting Ready for College

  1. Check your tires. We’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you to check the condition of your tires. Check the tread and inflation. Also, make sure you have a spare.
  2. Self-defense class is always a good idea, but especially for young people going off to college with unfamiliar surroundings.
  3. Update virus protection on computer. Any place with shared wifi will increase the need for being more diligent with safety and security of computers and mobile devices.
  4. Set up remote bank access and and talk to your bank about handy apps to scan/deposit checks from anywhere.
  5. Remember to ask for student discounts when making purchases for college. Many businesses discounted prices for students.
  6. Send copies of important information like health insurance, car insurance, dental insurance, AAA membership and other items that may need to get accessed from college.
For more information about getting ready to leave for college and the Freshman year, you might find the following articles helpful.

6 Things High School Grads Need to Do Before Leaving for College

12 Surprising Items to Pack For College

Your First Year of College: 25 Strategies and Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year and Beyond

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