Tire Translation

Foreign languages translation word tireWhile every language is different and there are variations on every word and phrase, here is a list of translations we came up with for the word “tire”.

Tire Translation

Spanish: tire = neumatico

French: tire = pneu

Mandarin: tire = tāi

German: tire = reifen

Italian: tire = pneumatico

Finnish: tire = rengas

Haitian Creole: tire = kawotchou

Japanese: tire = taiya

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)


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. 

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.

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.


Feedback from Two Recent Customers

reviews-for-tirezoo-tiresOur two most recent reviews submitted to our website from customers are printed below. We appreciate the feedback, and invite you to tell us about your experience here too!

“I needed four new tires for my truck, however, I was unsure what type would be best. The helpful staff provided me with (3) different options – based upon make, quality, mileage and price. Thankfully I was able to replace my tires the next day! The walk-in appointment was pleasantly quick and easy! Honestly, the best tire deal anyone could find!”~ Nicholas Buccelli

I went into the store looking for two used tires. Previously I looked around at two other places. This place was different. I went over to the tires started looking at the selection. One of the sales rep’s helped me out. He really knew his stuff, and I felt at ease. The tire prices are a little on the higher end, but I was willing to pay a fair price because of the service. The next day I stopped in to get them installed. Twenty-five minutes later I was on my way! Great Service.”~  Gary Cushing

Labor Day Hours 2016

Both our stores in Anoka and Bloomington will be closing early, at 3pm on Saturday, September 3rd. Our stores will remain closed on Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday.

You can stop by and see us during our regular hours (9am to 6pm) on Friday, September 2nd and again when we reopen on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

We want to wish our customers and entire TireZoo team a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend.

Labor day

Learn more about the history of Labor Day here.

David Esquire’s Happy Customer Video on the Fly

We appreciate David Esquire’s kind words and rockin’ video about our customer service, but even more so we appreciate his business. Our team works hard to help customers quickly, while saving them money and never selling anything they don’t need or want. Stop by today and let us know how we can help!

It’s 1pm. Do You Know Where Your Spare Tire is?

tire jack spare tireYour spare tire has a very important job. It needs to be ready to jump into action if and when it’s required. Luckily, most spare tires get very little use. However, when spare tires are needed they have to be ready.

Here are a few key questions you need to answer so you’re ready in the case of a flat tire.

  • Do you have a spare tire? Many new vehicles now days don’t automatically come with a spare tire. Don’t assume you have one.
  • Do you know where your spare tire is stored? Do you know how to access it? Have you tried recently to make sure a bolt isn’t rusted or a tool needed to dislodge it from storage?
  • Is your spare tire in working condition? Is there proper air pressure? Is there any tire rot, cracking, etc that has set in on a tire that hasn’t seen daylight in years?
  • Do you have a jack? A spare tire is great, until you don’t have a way to take the flat tire off the vehicle and put the other one on.

If you need a good, used tire to serve as a spare, stop by the Tire Zoo and we’ll find you one that will work.