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:

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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!

 

 

Military Discount on Tires

Military Discount on TiresJust a quick reminder that the TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington offers a 10% Military Discount on Tires. Simply let us know and show your Military ID, and we’ll take 10% off your next tire purchase. 

The TireZoo sells almost all brands of new and quality used tires in any number you need. If you only need one or two tires, we’ll help you match tread to your existing tires. Save money when you don’t buy what you don’t need!

You can rely on friendly, knowledgeable, no-pressure service at the TireZoo. Stop by and see us today!

Closed on July 4, 2017

The TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Both locations will be open regular business hours on Monday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 5th. 

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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

Memorial Day 2017

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

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