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TireZoo Reviews from Clients:

“I know where I am getting tires from now on, TireZoo was great with their services, time, and professionalism, great place to go for slightly used tires. Thanks Guys” Kristie

“Hey, likewise @TireZoo !! You guys have always taken care of me with great products, service, & prices #wordofmouth” @isaac_merchserv via Twitter

“@tirezoo fixed me up with new meats for my Jeep. Great service, great price.” @wwdevins via Twitter

“#1 in Customer Service and have very good prices. Had a issue with one of the tires i purchased and they were quick to warranty it and get it replaced in no time at all. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a decent set of tires.” J.S.

“Purchased wheels at a great price!” T.B.

“@DeRushaJ @tirezoo That’s where I go!! Yes, great!” TM via Twitter

“Not a sponsored tweet: @tirezoo in Anoka has great service.” That is all. Jason D. via Twitter

“Just last week went in to the Bloomington location. I am glad I was referred to go there by a friend. I am a single mom of two boys and on a budget and they put new wheels and tires on my car!! I felt the prices were the cheapest around town!”  Renee via Facebook

“Wow. Really great service at @tirezoo in Bloomington. Got yourself a repeat customer and will be sending people. #gettingtires” via Twitter~ Nick T.

“I am very pleased with the service from Tire Zoo.” Laurie A.

“I purchased 2 used tires, a week later I had a problem. I went back and was taken care of quickly and courteously. I will be a return customer. Thank you” Laurie

“I’m kind of a novice tire guy. These guys were friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. I told my gearhead buddy what I paid for them installed and he thought I was kidding. Needless to say, he went shortly afterwards. Not sure how these guys pull it off, but my entire family goes out of their way to come up here. We live in Burnsville. Thanks Tirezoo!” Reno via Google

“I bought my first set of used tires from the TireZoo, and found out how good used tires can be; and how much I can save. They are very trustworthy and fast.” Anonymous via Google

“Nice tires for cheap price, very happy” Tink via Google

“Tire Zoo! I found you today on the internet, talked to Pete who was so helpful. Stopped by your Bloomington location and within 20 minutes Paul had solved my tire problem. Thanks guys! Your advice and expertise helped me save hundreds of dollars this holiday season and I’ll be back in 20,000 miles when I need a full set of all weather tires!” E.G. via Facebook

“Exceptional Service-I will be returning to these guys for all of my tires. Cal helped me out and took the time to explain all of my options it was the most professional service I’ve received at any store, bar none. Thanks Guys You Have A Customer For Life.” Dean2007 via CitySearch Reviews

“Nice people, put my summer tires on for much less than their competitors. I’ll go back again.” Tom via Google

Five Stars from RJ on Google Local Reviews

“Had a rear tire fixed and couldn’t be happier with the experience. Fast and easily the best price around. I highly recommend this place.” Osbourne cox via Google

“Excellent service. Excellent prices. Saved me $450 by fixing a tire other mechanics at corporate shops said needed to be replaced along with the other three for even wear. Fact: Tire shops can even the wear on tires to match the level of wear on your other three. This place was honest and just plugged the hole instead of trying to sell me a new or used one. I know were I’ll be going when time comes for tire replacement. Thanks TireZoo!” SavyConsumer via Google

“Super fast service!” Michael via Google

“Purchased wheels at a great price!” Troy via Google

“Great tires at a great price. I would definitely check them out next time I need tires just because of the price, but because of how well they’ve taken care of me after the sale I won’t even shop around, I will just buy tires from them, they are MY tire guys.” Mike via Google

“I was amazed. I needed a couple of used tires for an old utility trailer. I was taken to the used tires and shown the options. After making my selection, I was told the exact price and that they would be ready in 10-15 minutes. I ran an errand to one store and they were ready. I am exceptionally pleased with the service and the price. I will tell my friends!” FlashGorden via Google

“Thought I needed a new set of 4 tires. I gave them a call and they had my tire with a similar (50%) tread depth. Cost me 10% of what a new set would have cost. The guy said it would take about 45 minutes to get the car in and get the tire on….I was out of there in 20 minutes. Very happy!” Jonanthan via Google

“Tire Zoo is a great shop with good service and good pricing! I have recommended to everyone that says they need tires! Every time I just drop in they take care of me right away, with no appt. THANKS TIREZOO!” Deni via Google

“Great service and prices. I had new tires put on my car very quickly with no appointment.” Srebla via Google

“Best Prices, Best Selection, and Best Customer Service in Minnesota! Since I know very little about tires, I thought I would be taken advantage of and be sold the most expensive tires (which has happened in the past at Discount Tires), but after explaining my driving situation and needs for my tires (high mileage/low cost) I was offered a variety of sets of tires that met my requirements and a knowledgeable explanation of how each could benefit my commute. Not only did I get a great set of tires, but quick mounting and balancing, and friendly, knowledgeable service! I will be back for new tires on my wife’s car very soon and recommend Tire Zoo/All Season Tire to all my friends and family….. I never thought I would be so excited about purchasing tires!” Kyle via Google

“You guys are awesome! Thanks for making a stressful situation so easy! Gonna tell everyone I know about you! Thanks for being such a trusted place.” Dawn S. via Facebook

“My son’s minor mishap bouncing off a curb caused rim and wheel damage. I was VERY pleased with the repair costs and service from your Bloomington facility. It was one of those times I was stressed yet couldn’t have been happier with my experience with you. Thank you!” Randy W. via website

“Wow, fast service at a great price. Check Tire Zoo first!” Tom via Google

“I needed new tires for my VW Jetta. Last time I purchased new off-brand tires and paid $1,000. This time I went to TireZoo and got a set of Michelin tires with 75% of the original tread wear remaining for $300. Not only did I save money, but the staff had me in & out in about 45 minutes. I love these guys!” Brian T. via Facebook

“I just bought used tires for the first time in my life, and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing. The tires I bought are like-new and have 30,000+ miles left on them. I saved some significant money and have the peace of mind that the help at the TireZoo know what they are doing and stand behind the product and service. Best of all, people will stop telling me that my tires are bald. 🙂 Thanks TireZoo in Bloomington!” Beth G.

“I was in serious need for new tires but could not bring myself to spend that kind of money. A friend recommend I check out tirezoo.com. I got four new “used” tires, 85% tread life for a great price. And, they got them installed and balanced in 42 minutes. How cool is that. Never buying new tires again!” CanadianDude via Google

“My wife and I have used All Season Tire for the past 10 years when purchasing both new and used tires and also for our tire repair needs. There is never pressure to purchase the most expensive tires that you often will find at 99% of all other tire shops. They outfit your vehicle with superior quality tires that also fit into your budget, they take the time to explain everything to you and answer your questions, and serve all of their customers with honesty and integrity. We plan on using them for many years to come.”  Brian J.

“You guys are the greatest tire distributors in the history of the planet.” SM via Fan Page

“Fastest most professional service in town” AA via Google Reviews

“We have been outfitting mine and my families tires with All Season/TireZoo for years. Their knowledge of what you need when you explain what you do with your vehicle is second to none. Forget being sold the top of the line tire to pad commissions, when a $70 Radial is all you need. I seriously couldn’t recommend these guys higher.‎” TM via Google Reviews

“I don’t live nearby anymore but still go back every time. The used tires are super cheap and reliable. When I got one today it was mounted and ready to roll in under 10 minutes.‎” J via Google Reviews

MN Road Construction

mn road constructionThere are plenty of MN road construction projects each summer, and this one is no exception. While road construction and detours can be a headache, it’s good to remember that roads in good condition help to keep our vehicles and tires in better condition. Hitting rutty roads and potholes take a toll on tires and can cause damage.

The best place to check for closed, detours, and slow downs due to construction is the current construction page of the MN Department of Transportation website.  For current travel conditions and alerts, visit MN 511. To report a hazardous road condition, debris, or potholes, go here.

If you’ve hit a pothole or other sketchy surface and are worried about damage to your tires, stop in and have us take a look. Anoka or Bloomington. We’re here to help!

Road Trip in Minnesota and Cool Off in the Water

best places to swim in mn in 2017The best places to swim and play in the water are endless in Minnesota. Here are a few places to try this summer, so check your tires and get read for a day road trip of fun! 

Adventure: Experience white water rafting in the St. Louis River near Carlton, MN

Something Different: Swim in the quarries in Waite Park, MN

Scenic and Beautiful: Go tubing down the Rum River in Istanti, MN

Clear and Natural: Cool off in the natural spring fed swimming ponds at Camden State Park

Best of Both Worlds: Enjoy a warm sandy beach, while swimming in chlorinated water void of fish or weeds at Lake Minnetrista Swimming Pond

Brand New: Be among the first to try out the new outdoor aquatic center with tube slides, pools, body slides, ziplines, climbing walls, and more in Hutchinson, MN this summer

Rainy Day Alternatives: Indoor water parks allow you to enjoy a rainy summer day, regardless of what the weather is doing. Head to the Chaska Community Center

Something for Everyone: Giant water parks have amenities that appeal to kids and adults of all ages and abilities. Cascade Bay Water Park in Eagan has long been a favorite road trip destination. 

Splash Pad: A splash pad offers all the water fun without a large pool of water. The splash pad in St. Cloud offers hours of fun, plus nearby water rentals on Lake George. 

What’s your favorite place play or relax in the water in Minnesota? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

 

 

Memorial Day

Have a safe Memorial Day and holiday weekend. The TireZoo in Anoka and Bloomington will be open shorter hours, 9AM until 1PM on Saturday, May 27th.

Both locations will be closed Sunday (28th) and Monday (29th) in honor of the holiday. 

We will be open regular hours on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

memorial day hours for the tirezoo

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Rainbow Road Trip Scavenger Hunt (click and print)

Rainbow Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Free

Candy Popcorn Recipe

easy candy popcorn recipeTry out this easy, yet sweet popcorn travel snack!

This might be the easiest, least restrictive recipe you’ll ever make. The amounts of ingredients are pretty much up to you. Here’s what you’ll need:

Popcorn (popped)
Almond bark (white or dark work)
Your favorite cookies, candy bars, or cereal (crushed into small pieces)

Toss the popcorn with melted almond bark. Sprinkle crushed candy pieces on popcorn before almond bark cools. Allow to cool and dry completely. Gently break apart and store in an airtight container or plastic bag. Take with you on your next road trip for the perfect travel snack.

Ways to Save Money on Your Upcoming Road Trip

Save money road trip

Save Money: Road Trip Tips

Your expenses on a cross-country road trip are mainly food, gas, lodging, and incidentals. While you can’t control all costs, you can reduce your expenses by planning ahead and taking a few extra measures to insure incidentals are less likely to happen.

Food

Obviously eating out at restaurants can take a toll on the pocket book, especially if you are on the road for most of your trip. One of the advantages of driving over flying is the ability to pack food and beverages to eat along the way. 

  • Coupon and shop deals ahead of time to plan out snacks and meals for the road.
  • Clip coupons for restaurants and grocery stores that you can use along the way.
  • Take some time to scout out deals ahead of time and plan your route to take advantage of foods in season, family/friends along the route, and events offering great food at low prices like community celebrations.
  • For a bunch of foods that travel well, check out our Travel Pinterest Board

Lodging

Finding nice place to stay and relax along the way is important, especially when driving. You need time to rest so you are safe on the road and prepared to deal with yet another “are we there yet?”.

  • Visit the websites or call ahead to the Chamber and Visitor’s Buearu’s along the way to see if they have any coupons, discounts, or specials they know of from Chamber member businesses.
  • Check your credit card company for additional perks or points that could be used that you forgot or may not even be aware exist.
  • Check other memberships and associations that may offer lodging discounts or have agreements with certain hotel chains. 
  • Don’t rule out Airbnb or other lodging options that can be cheaper and offer completely different advantages and amenities.
  • Is there a family or friend who is interested in taking a vacation at the same time that you could swap homes along the way?

Gas & TraveL

There isn’t much you can do about the ever fluctuating gas prices, but you can be proactive. Scheduling your trip at less “peak” travel times might help. Gas is typically less leading up to elections, so fall trips can save on gas too. 

  • Maximize your fuel efficiency by making sure your tires are under inflated or over inflated. Properly inflating your tires and making sure they are in good condition, will help your gas money stretch a little further.
  • There are apps for checking gas prices, such as GasBuddy. You can look ahead and plan to fuel up where gas is less, as well as find discounts and coupons along the way.
  • Don’t forget to plan for tollways or route around them. Most are minimal, but some can be several dollars each. If your road trip route as quite a bit in tolls, you’d want to budget for that.

Incidentals 

Incidentals are things you don’t anticipate happening, but know could. It’s good to plan for incidental expenses, but take as many precautions as possible to avoid unwanted “extra” expenses.

  • Proper car and tire maintenance is a must before a long road trip. Make sure your vehicle has a solid “thumbs-up” before heading out.
  • Avoid tourist seasons for where you are headed. Prices tend to be higher around peak tourist seasons.
  • While you can’t plan for all construction and detour areas, you can look ahead for any major re-routes such as bridges or interstates that might slow you down or cause extra delay.
  • Know local laws, pay parking meters, and obey speed zones, especially in construction zones. Tickets and fines are something you can hopefully avoid.

 

If the crew at the TireZoo in Anoka or Bloomington can help get your tires ready for a long road trip ahead, stop in and see us. We’re here to help you save money, get on the road fast, and find affordable tires.

10 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

Cleaning your vehicle

It won’t be long before you’ll hear the hum of shop vacs throughout your neighborhood as soon as you step outside.   It’s always a sure sign of spring when Northerners emerge from their homes to clean their vehicles after a long, cold winter. If you live in an area like Minnesota, where salt and sand is used to temper the icy roads, then your vehicle (and your paint job) is screaming to be freed from the grime.

10 Practical Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

  1. Roll the garbage close. Don’t try to carry all those McDonald’s wrappers and pop cans to the garbage can. Bring it to you to save time.
  2. Have a container ready for items that need to removed from your vehicle and delivered to your house or garage. You know those items we’re talking about; the ones that make you smile and wonder why they are like one sock, a measuring cup from the kitchen, and a paint tray from the garage. Laundry baskets work great for sorting and carrying this items to their rightful place.
  3. Multiple rags. You vehicle is dirty, and it took months to get that way. Don’t expect one rag to do the trick. Bring a stack with you.
  4. A bucket of water to soak your beverage holders and any other removable, but highly sticky item that needs liberating. A simple bucket of warm water with a little dish soap will do wonders for removing pop and food.
  5. An empty shop-vac with a small nozzle. You will want to vacuum out all those fries and skittles between the seats. Use an extra long extension cord so you can move the vacuum with you. If you don’t own a shop vac, it is an excellent investment. Otherwise, plan to use a vacuum at your local car wash.
  6. Use paper towels or coffee filters to clean the windows. If your vehicle is super-dirty, you’ll need to clean it several times to avoid streaks. Don’t wash your windows in extreme sun/heat or they can get streaked. Also, a Windex or a simple vinegar and filtered water mix works best. Hard water from your well may leave spots too.
  7. To remove crayon or pen marks from vinyl, try hairspray on a soft, dry rag.
  8. To remove the remnants of stickers (such a bad idea in cars) from glass or vinyl, try a bit of baby oil on a QTip. It will take some elbow grease too.
  9. To remove a sucker from the carpet, soak a small rag or towel in very hot water. Lay over the sticky mess for a couple minutes and try pulling. Don’t leave too long so that the sucker melts into the carpet.
  10. To freshen the smell or remove mild messes from the vinyl seats, try a baby wet wipe, followed by a dry paper towel.

 

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

Organize Your Car in The New Year

Organize Your CarAt the beginning of each new year there seems to be a craze to get things organized. How can you organize your car? People spend a lot of time in their cars commuting, transporting kids to activities and going on road trips. Organization can make your life less hectic.

A good way to start is to give your vehicle a solid cleaning and figure out what you need to keep. Remove unnecessary clutter to get a good start. Then, depending on your lifestyle, you might find a few of the following organization tips helpful.

Car Organization Ideas

  • Glove compartment – How many insurance cards, receipts or other documents do you have floating around? Find a small folder, envelope or portfolio to collect and organize these documents for easy access.
  • Trunk clutter – What is rolling around your trunk? Keep what you need and place it in a small tote. This is a nice way to keep the contents of a survival kit all together in one place too.
  • Center Console – Get small sealable bag(s) or pouch(es) to gather up similar things, such as tissues and hand-sanitizer, to keep them from wandering throughout the vehicle.
  • Kid’s Stuff – Use a shower caddy or over-seat organizer to gather up all the kids supplies. Place books, toys, crayons, mittens and more in a place that is easy for kids to access and put away.
  • Pets – Does your furry companion travel with you? Consider getting a seat cover or using a blanket to cover the seat where they usually sit. Save yourself time cleaning up hair and paw prints.
  • Extra Compartments – Vehicles often have many little compartments built into the vehicle. Are you using them all effectively? Think about it, and make the most of your space.

 

Try a few of these ideas to organize your car. Cleaning your car will get you started. Then find the areas with clutter, that frustrate you. There is a way to organize that will allow better use of the space. Look at this resource for a few more car organization ideas. Visit TireZoo’s Pinterest boards for travel snack ideas, road trip entertainment and other vehicle tips! Start the new year organized!

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