Archives for December 2016

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?

car ready for winter

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.