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The Life Cycle of a Tire

At the TireZoo, we make sure each and every tire experiences a productive life cycle.

New Tires

We gladly sell one new tire or sets of new tires, when NEW is the best option for a particular situation. If you’re not sure, we’ll help you decide between new and used; we’ll take the time to answer all your questions.

Used Tires

We also specialize in quality used tires that are as safe and reliable as new tires, but at a fraction of the cost. Buying used tires is often the perfect solution to a buyer’s needs and unique situation. We keep a very large inventory of used tires so that we can make each one useful to someone; maybe you? Plus, it’s important for our environment that we take the responsibility and opportunity to offer high quality used tires with plenty of life left in them.

When tires no longer can be sold as new or used…

recycle old tiresThere comes a time when used tires turn into old tires, and they are no longer safe to drive. Old tires can be used for a variety of new purposes when they are no longer able to be sold as quality used tires. From tire swings to potato gardens and art sculptures, people are always thinking of new ways to use old tires.

At the TireZoo, most old tires get picked up by a truck, transported to Green Man,  ground up, and recycled into other products for a complete life cycle of a tire!

 

Making a Tire Swing

Inexpensive

With the warmer weather here, we’re all migrating outside. If you are looking to add some simple, inexpensive play equipment for your kids, why not consider making a tire swing?

Fun

For generations kids have loved to swing and twirl on tire swings. The great thing about tire swings is that they can hang from a tree or existing play equipment, depending on your needs.  Just make sure the tire swing is mounted to something that is sturdy, durable, and can withstand the weight.

Simple

Since they can be made out of old used tires, they are inexpensive. This tire swing was made with long eye bolts, washers, and nuts (holes drilled first, of course) .Eye bolts go through the top and bottom of tire. Use large washers on the bottom of the tire then a nut to tightly hold the bolt in place. It is attached to a durable chain and connectors to the chain. You can get all these items at any hardware store. They will cut the chain to the length you need. That’s it.  This swing is over eleven years old and is in great shape.tire for making a tire swing

It requires no maintenance, however, make sure you empty it out after every rainfall so you don’t breed any mosquitoes!

Come See Us!

If you need an old used tire to make a tire swing, stop by the TireZoo. We’ll give you one for free; make sure you mention you saw this blog post!

Your Fun Tire Story?

Do you have a story of how you’ve used old tires for fun play equipment? Maybe you have a picture you’d like to send us? Please let us know. We’d love to post your story of creativity and thriftiness!

The Talent It Takes to Turn Old Tires into Something Breathtaking

Why discard old tires when they can become part of your stereo system or home furniture?

Confused?

The article attached to this link, “Turning Trash to Treasure: 100-Mile Tire Art” by By Patrick Langston of  The Ottawa Citizen does a wonderful job of explaining the work of Bon Eco, a truly inspiring company that uses old tires and other items for a beautiful new purpose.

People are always looking for inspiring ideas and ways to use old tires and other discarded items for new purposes. The owners of Bon Eco are thinking outside the box, and definitely outside the confines of a round, old tire.

Thank you to the Tire Zoo blog reader who let us know of this wonderful idea. Do you have an idea you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you.

 

Tire Art and Sculptures

I came across this new article featuring beautiful art using old used tires, and the pieces are simply amazing. I love the elephant sculpture.

Enjoy!

Do you know of another website that features tire art or an article showing creative new uses for tires? Please leave us a comment and link. We’d love to hear from you and pass it along to our readers.