FAQ’s about Tires & Service at the TireZoo of MN

faq's tireWhat brand tires do you carry?

Goodyear, Bridgestone, Kelly, Firestone, Michelin, Uniroyal, Continental, Kumho, Mast Associate, Fuzion, General, Mickey Thompson, Nexen, Nitto, Nanking, Pirelli, Riken, Bct, Bfgoodrich, Falken, Cordovan

Do you sell both new and used tires?

Yes.

Can I check if you have a certain size tire before I stop by?

Yes! You have two options. You can check on our website for new and used tires, or call either of our locations. We’ll be happy to check for you and give you a price.

When shopping for used tires, can you tell me what amount of tread is left?

Yes, we will tell you about what percentage of tread is left. In many cases, we have several options to choose from, and our inventory changes frequently.

How many locations do you have?

Two. Bloomington and Anoka, MN

Can I buy tires from you and not have them put on?

Yes.

Can I have you put on tires that I already have?

Yes.

Is there a warranty for used tires?

We warranty all used tires for 30 days after the purchase and installation on your vehicle!

Do you offer free rotations?

When you purchase a set of four new tires from us we do free lifetime balancing and rotating. Details here

Do you do alignments?

No.

Do you deal with TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)?

Yes. Most vehicles/tires now have TPMS.

Do you have any coupons or specials?

Yes. You can see our current specials here.

Do you recycle tires?

Yes. Tires that have expired their safe and useful life are recycled. We ship the ‘spent’ tires to a reputable recycler. The tires are shredded or made into crumbs and are used to produce new products.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointments are necessary. Just stop in.

What are your hours?

Our normal business hours are 9am-6pm M-F. On Saturdays we’re open 9am-5pm, and closed on Sundays. Watch our website and Facebook page for holiday hours.

 

 

 

Closed on Thanksgiving

The TireZoo will be closed at both locations (Anoka and Bloomington) on Thanksgiving Day. We will be open regular hours on Friday, November 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving

Thank You, Veterans!

We want to take a moment to thank all veterans for their service to our country. Please ask for a 10% military discount anytime you are at either of our locations.

Anoka Location Closed Saturday, October 28, 2017

The TireZoo in Anoka will be closed all day on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for the annual community celebration of Halloween and festivities. 

The Bloomington location will be open regular hours on Saturday.

Thank you for your business and your understanding.

Benefits of Buying Used Tires

Benefits of Buying Used TiresThere are definite benefits to buying used tires. There are very good reasons why it might be more advantageous to invest in new tires, but for many people there are plenty of good reasons to opt for used tires.

5 Benefits of Buying Used Tires

  1. Save Some Cash: Saving money is typically the number one reason people opt for buying quality used tires for their vehicle. In many cases, the savings is substantial. 
  2. Environment: Using tires through their lifespan is definitely a greener choice. Many of the quality used tires we have in stock have barely been used, and many have 75% or greater tread life left. 
  3. Flexibility: Another of the benefits of buying used tires is the ability to buy just one, or two, or three tires to replace bad tires and match existing tread on remaining tires. When you aren’t forced to buy more than you need, you save money.
  4. Freedom: If you drive in extreme conditions that would wear down tires faster than normal or pose a threat to wrecking or puncturing tires such as driving in construction zones and off-road, you have less invested in used tires should they cease to be repairable. Nobody wants to buy new tires if there’s a daily chance of wrecking them. 
  5. Shop in Person: At the TireZoo, we carry both new and used tires in stock. You are able to see the used tires yourself and the condition they are in, as well as compare to your other options. With our large inventory of quality used tires in Anoka and Bloomington, seeing the tires for yourself is a benefit to buying online or an auction site. You’ll know you’re getting quality tires and our unique 30 day used tire guarantee. 

The Difference When You Buy Used Tires from the TireZoo

buy used tiresWhen you buy quality used tires from the TireZoo, we stand behind what we sell. Unlike other places that sell tires “as is”, if something happens you can call and talk to us. Our clients trust the quality of our used tires and the work we do to get you on the road quickly, and we rarely hear of problems. However, if the unexpected happens, you can call within the first 30 days of purchase and we’ll work with you to make it right. We warranty all used tires for 30 days!

We have locations in Anoka and Bloomington.

Closed for Labor Day 2017

Both locations of the TireZoo will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day!

Tire Buying Guide

Tire Buying GuideLook no further for help with buying tires. Our team is here to help you with all your tire questions, so please feel free to call or stop by our Bloomington or Anoka locations.

When to Replace Tires

Knowing if or when to replace your tires is key. Tread depth and condition of your tires is important.

New or Used Tires

You can buy new or quality used tires. Which you need depends, in part, on your budget and the type of driving you do. 

Brand of Tires

Brand doesn’t really matter. Many tire places sell specific brands of tires, but the Tire Zoo sells most major brands of tires, as well as some other lesser known brands. Buying what is needed for your vehicle, as well as the quality of the tire, are the most important factors.

Size of Tire Your Vehicle Needs

Your owner manual, the sticker on the inside of the driver’s side door, and the tires themselves will tell you the size/kind of tires you need for your vehicle.  You can either write down what you see, take a picture, or stop by and we can tell you what type of tire your vehicle needs.

Replacing Tires

Contrary to some information out there, you do not have to buy all four tires at the same time. It is possible to replace one bad tire or your two front tires, for example, and leave the remaining tires on your vehicle until they need to be replaced. Unless your existing tires are brand new, it is likely you’ll need to buy quality used tires so we can match your tread and the tires will perform and wear evenly.

What the Term Aftermarket Means

What aftermarket tires and rims actually refers to putting tires and/or rims on a vehicle that did not originally come with the vehicle. However, be careful of blanket statements about if and how to use aftermarket tires, as each vehicle and situation can vary. The replacement tire may be pressurized differently than the original tire. However, to ensure that the TPMS sensors read correctly, it is more important to go with the vehicle’s recommended tire pressure which can be found on the door jam sticker right inside the driver’s side door.

Addition Tire Guide Resource

As far as a comprehensive tire buying guide, Consumer Reports has a fairly complete resource that gives definitions of the various types of tires from All Season Tires to High Performance Tires and Snow Tires, as well as additional items to consider when shopping for tires. 

Lease Return Tires

Lease Return TiresDo you lease a vehicle? If you lease a vehicle and are approaching a lease return, we can help you find tires that will pass lease inspection.

In many cases, our customers bring in their lease vehicles to us first to inspect tires. When the tread is worn too low to pass inspection, we can find the right sized quality used tires and put them on your vehicle so you pass inspection and avoid excess fees and/or tire replacement costs. 

Our quality used tires are in excellent condition. Stop in and let us help you!

You may be interested in tips on:

How to Return a Car at the End of Lease

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Are New Tires on Your Back to School List?

new tires on back to school shopping listEarly August just seems to be too early to think about back-to-school anything. Try as we might to ignore it, the big box stores have all the bins of crayons and tablets shoved to the front of the store. Whether you like to shop now to get the best selection or deals, or wait until the last minute possible, if tires are on your back to school list, the Tire Zoo can help.

“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…Very happy!” Jonathan 

Ways our customers Save money on new tires:

  • Everyday affordable prices- we have very affordable prices on new and used tires, as we are able to carry many brands of new and used tires.
  • Coupons- check out the discounts and coupons to help you save more money on new tires or used tires.
  • Student discounts and military discounts available- bring ID and get 10% off purchase
  • Upfront pricing – we don’t have hidden fees or surprises along they way. When we quote you a price on tires, we let you know the mounting and balancing cost too.
  • Quality used tires- opt to buy quality used tires instead of new to save money, when what you need is a better set of tires. 
  • Buy only what you need- if only one tire needs replacing, we’ll help you match the tread of the existing tires so you only spend on what you need.
  • No pressure to buy what you don’t want or need. We’re here to help you stay safe on the road and find the best tire options for your needs.

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

Stop in Anoka or Bloomington and see if we can help you save money on your tires before you head back to school!

 

 

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