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Archives for October 2016

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.


Winter Tires

Looking for a deal on winter tires?

Shop the TireZoo in Bloomington or Anoka, MN and get the best deal on winter tires. When you buy 3 used “like-new” winter tires, you get the 4th tire free. You’ll walk out the door with great snow tires for your vehicle for about half the cost of buying new. Stop in or call us today to find out what we have in stock for your vehicle!

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Repurposing Old Tires into Fall Decor

Repurposing Old Tires into Fall DecorIf you are looking for some unique fall or Halloween decor ideas or have some old tires and rims to you want to repurpose, we’ve got ideas for you!

Decorating Tires

The TireZoo has a board on Pinterest called “Tire and Wheel Repurposing” that is filled with ways to transform your old tires into something decorative or useful. We’ve added ideas to make old tires into pumpkins and fall wreaths that your neighbors aren’t likely to have, right?!

If you have a tire swing hanging in the front yard, try adding a scarecrow, large stuffed animal in a costume or other creature to make your yard festive (or creepy) depending on which you’d rather do.


One of our most popular blog post is “Transportation and Auto Related Costume Ideas for Halloween” that has both costume and decorating ideas.

If you need an old tire for a project, stop by and see us in Anoka or Bloomington. Remember to always properly dispose of old tires so they can be recycled.

Looking for Used Tires 265/70r17?

Tires 265/70r17Looking for used tires 265/70r17? The TireZoo has a vast inventory of used tires with plenty of life left for a fraction of the cost. With two convenient locations in the Twin Cities metro area, you can check our quality used tire inventory in Anoka and/or Bloomington for 265/70r17 tires by giving us a phone call, shopping our used tire inventory online, or contacting us via the web. Whether you are looking for a single tire, a pair of tires, three or four, check with the TireZoo first and save big! No appointments necessary.