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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Educatio is the most powerful weaponwhich you can use to change the world.

Take Aim: A Tire Target is the Perfect Place to Practice Skills

stack old tires to practice aim and skillsSpring training is here for major league baseball. Little league, high school, and college spring sports will start soon too. With all the practice required, an old tire can offer the perfect place to practice aim when practicing baseball, softball, or lacrosse.

A Tire Target is the Way to Go!

Instead of always rounding up additional people to practice, a tire offers a designated target area and damage-resistant surface that can take multiple practice shots.

A large net, like a hockey or soccer ball net, works well to capture balls, but isn’t as defined as the center hole of a tire. Placing a tire in front of a net is the optimal practice set-up, but positioning and height of the tire need to be adjusted. Not sure if the ball is going through? Light weight paper targets can be taped to the center of the tire for proof of accuracy.

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Holiday Hours

Both the Anoka and Bloomington TireZoo Locations will share the following holiday hours:

Christmas Eve: Open at 9am and closing early at 3pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Saturday, December 26: Open Regular Hours
New Years Eve: Open at 9am until 5pm
New Years Day: Closed
Saturday, January 2: Open Regular Hours

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head,And whispered to her neighbor_ _Winter is dead.”

How to Make an Ottoman Out of a Tire

Trash to treasure trends are all over the place, and using old tires to make new items is no exception. Watch this video for a tutorial on how to make an ottoman out of a tire, and visit our Pinterest board title “Tire and Wheel  Repurposing” for more ideas.

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