Archives for December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Both locations will be closed on December 24th and 25th for Christmas, as well as January 1, 2018 for the New Year’s holiday. 

The TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington, MN

Are Your Tires Ready for a Snow Storm?

Kare 11 News stopped by the TireZoo in Bloomington this week, covering a story about being prepared for the predicted snow storm later this week. Watch the clip here.

FAQ’s about Tires & Service at the TireZoo of MN

faq's tireWhat brand tires do you carry?

Goodyear, Bridgestone, Kelly, Firestone, Michelin, Uniroyal, Continental, Kumho, Mast Associate, Fuzion, General, Mickey Thompson, Nexen, Nitto, Nanking, Pirelli, Riken, Bct, Bfgoodrich, Falken, Cordovan

Do you sell both new and used tires?

Yes.

Can I check if you have a certain size tire before I stop by?

Yes! You have two options. You can check on our website for new tires, or call either of our locations to check on our used tire inventory. We’ll be happy to check for you and give you a price.

When shopping for used tires, can you tell me what amount of tread is left?

Yes, we will tell you about what percentage of tread is left. In many cases, we have several options to choose from, and our inventory changes frequently.

How many locations do you have?

Two. Bloomington and Anoka, MN

Can I buy tires from you and not have them put on?

Yes.

Can I have you put on tires that I already have?

Yes.

Is there a warranty for used tires?

We warranty all used tires for 30 days after the purchase and installation on your vehicle!

Do you offer free rotations?

When you purchase a set of four new tires from us we do free lifetime balancing and rotating. Details here

Do you do alignments?

No.

Do you deal with TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)?

Yes. Most vehicles/tires now have TPMS.

Do you have any coupons or specials?

Yes. You can see our current specials here.

Do you recycle tires?

Yes. Tires that have expired their safe and useful life are recycled. We ship the ‘spent’ tires to a reputable recycler. The tires are shredded or made into crumbs and are used to produce new products.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointments are necessary. Just stop in.

What are your hours?

Our normal business hours are 9am-6pm M-F. On Saturdays we’re open 9am-5pm, and closed on Sundays. Watch our website and Facebook page for holiday hours.

 

 

 

Five Travel Tricks with Lemon Juice

lemon travel tricks, uses for lemonWhat can be accomplished with a lemon? Quite a bit actually. The acid in a lemon is very versatile, not to mention simple and cheap. Therefore, we’ve put together five scenarios where a lemon can come to your rescue.

Lemon Travel Trick #1

There are times when your vehicle stinks. Whether you forget food under the seat or give a ride to your friend who stepped in dog poo, a lemon is a great way to neutralize the air and eliminate unwanted smell. Simply place a small bowl of pure lemon juice on the floor of the parked vehicle and leave it for as long as possible. The lemon juice will absorb the order and give a fresh scent.

Lemon Travel Trick #2

If you spilled coffee or pop on your white dress shirt on the way to work, never fear. Lemon juice works as a natural bleaching agent to remove tough stains. You can scrub a small spot directly, and/or add a 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a load of laundry to whiten whites.

Lemon Travel Trick #3

Add a few drops of lemon juice to fresh fruit slices for a simple and healthy snack for the kids. The lemon juice will prevent the fruit from quickly turning brown.

Lemon Travel Trick #4

We all try to avoid dribbling gas on our hands while filling up at the pump. The smell is strong and hard to wash out. When this happens, use a small about of lemon juice or rub your hands with a slice of lemon to remove the gas smell. Wash your hands as usual and the scent will be gone.

Lemon Travel Trick #5

When you open up the trunk and find your lunchbox from a month ago, you’re likely to consider throwing smelly and stained containers away. Lemon juice will remove smells from plastic, as well as nasty stains from red sauces, etc. Rub the juice around the container, and let it sit on the front step in the sun. Then run it through the dishwasher as normal, and watch it clean right up!

Do you have a clever use for lemons? How about a travel trick to share? We’d love to hear from you.