Looking for a free old tire?

If you’ve been inspired on Pinterest to create something new out of an old tire, you might be in search of a free old tire to use. Maybe you need a tire for your dock up at the lake. 

Stop by the TireZoo, and get a tire. We love to see unique furniture, dog beds, boat docking stations, tire swings, and more inspired by the durable qualities of a old tires.

However, it’s important to responsibly recycle old tires. If you have old tires to get ride of, we accept them for a small fee. We make sure old tires are recycled.

If you are looking for a free tire for a project, it’s best to call ahead to make sure we set one aside for you. All we ask is if/when you are ready to get rid of the tire, you do so responsibly.

Check out our Pinterest board dedicated to repurposing tires.

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)


Happy Thanksgiving

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.

Anoka Location Closed October 29

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.


Labor Day Hours

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!

Happy 4th of July from the TireZoo

We want to wish you a very happy Independence Day! Both locations of the TireZoo in Anoka and Bloomington will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9am.


How to Make a Tire Swing

directions on how to make a tire swingIf you need an old tire to make a tire swing, stop by the TireZoo in Anoka or Bloomington and let us know. We send all expired tires to get recycled, but we can usually find you one.

One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll have to be vigilant about emptying the swing of water after it rains so mosquitoes don’t get a chance to breed. As long as you keep the tire empty or put a mosquito deterrent inside the tire, you’ll be good to go.

The nice thing about tire swings is that they are inexpensive and can fit more than one child at a time.

how to make a tire swingHow to Make a Tire Swing

Gather an old tire, drill ,3 long eye bolts, 3 large washers, 3 nuts that fit the eye bolts, at least 4 connectors, and 4 pieces of chain (3 evenly matched, and the 4th long enough to go around the tree limb or play-set.

Drill three evenly spaced holes around the perimeter of the tire. Put one eye bolt through the top of each hold, using a large washer and nut from the inside to hold the bolt in place.

Thread a connector through the eye bolt and the chain; do this three times and then connect all the chains together to the main chain to hang the swing. See picture at right.

Note: Pick heavy chain that is safe and durable, and won’t rust. You can get all these items at any hardware store. They will cut the chain to the length you need.

Memorial Day 2016

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