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Can I drive on a flat tire?

Can I drive on a flat tireHow far can I drive on a flat tire?

So many people ask these questions, that we thought we’d try to help.

If you have a flat on the freeway or highway you need to get to the far right emergency lane as quickly as possible.  If you were driving at highway speeds, like most people do, the tire is a goner. Your first thought should be for your safety, not salvaging a tire. For safety reasons, drive slowly to nearest off ramp, side road, or parking lot.

As far as driving on a flat tire, yes, you can drive on a flat tire. BUT the longer you drive, the more chances you have of damaging the wheel and tire. If you MUST drive, it’s better to take it slow and go the least distance possible (mostly for safety reasons).

The Tire Zoo Recommendation

If you notice your tire is flat, or suspect it is too low, put on your spare tire. Bring your injured tire into the Tire Zoo to get it fixed, rather than driving over on a low or flat tire. If you are on the road, get to a safe place to change the tire. Always have a spare tire along! It’s not worth risking your life to save a tire or wheel.

 

Should I Buy Used Tires

Should I Buy Used TiresThe answer to “should I buy used tires” is absolutely if it makes sense for you. Here are some common reasons people opt for used tires over new.

  • Cash is low and budgets are tight! If you simply can’t afford new tires right now, but better tires are required to be safer on the road, then consider quality used tires.
  • Two tires need replacing or one tire had a blow out! If you don’t need a new set of four, don’t buy them when one, two, or three used tires will do. We can match the tread of your remaining tires.
  • Planning to sell, trade, or scrap your car! If you’re not planning to own your vehicle for much longer or not sure how long it will last before it goes to the vehicle scrap yard in the sky, used tires are an excellent option. We know it’s hard to justify spending money on four brand new tires when a vehicle is on its last leg.
  • The end of your lease is near! We’ll help you find used tires that will pass lease inspection.
  • Darn those front-end problems! If your car is having front-end issues that you can’t afford to address and fix right now, let used tires take the wear and tear right now.
  • Your off-roading hobbies or rough driving conditions wear on tires! If you tend to be hard on your tires or risk blowing them out, used tires are a great idea especially if you drive on unusual places such as off-road, potholes and rough terrain frequently.
  • You’re committed to saving money or reaching a person goal! We have a very large inventory of used tires, many of which are “like new” in condition, but cost considerably less. We can help you save money and reach your savings goal. 

 

We offer a 30 day warranty on used tires from the date of purchase. There’s no need to worry about the quality of used tires; the TireZoo has only a 5% return rate on used tires. That is extremely low. If you have questions about why you should buy used tires or if new tires are a better idea, give us a call. fill out the form below, or stop by. We’ll be upfront with you and give you the answers you deserve!

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Slightly Used Tires

Slightly used tires from auto dealerships

Can you buy slightly used tires?
Is finding minimal usage in a specific brand and size an option?

Yes, this is an option. If you are ready for some better tires than what you have, this can be a great option! While some have only moderate tread life remaining, some are like new! How does it happen that the TireZoo has such a large inventory of slightly used tires in stock?

For a variety of reasons, vehicles are traded or sold with different tires that are on the vehicle. We get many of our quality used tires from auto dealerships. They will take in a trade, but change out the tires with all new tires, leaving a nice set of slightly used tires ready to sell to someone needing to save some money. We also receive high quality used tires from other tire dealers who aren’t able or willing to stock such a large supply as we do.

What can we help you find?

Can our sales staff help you find something specific? You can give us a call, stop in either of our Minnesota metro area locations of Anoka or Bloomington, or shoot us this form, letting us know what you’re looking for. Tell us the brand, size, and how many you need.

We offer all major brands of tires in new and used (depending on what we have in stock), as well as lesser known brands:  Goodyear, Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, Uniroyal, Continental, Kumho, Mastercraft, Cooper, Fuzion, General, Mickey Thompson, Nexen, Nitto, Pirelli, BFGoodrich, Falken, Cordovan, and many more.

Questions?

Used Tire Service Place Here in Minnesota

All brands of used tires for sale

If you’re looking for a place to buy quality used tires in Minnesota, look no further. With locations serving both the northern and southern metro area, the TireZoo is your trusted source for exceptional customer service and savings. Stop by and see us Monday through Saturday in Bloomington or Anoka, MN, or feel free to give us a call to see if we have what you’re looking for. We can find one, two, or three tires to match existing tires, or fine a whole set of four used tires. 

What are the Best Used Tires?

What are the Best Used TiresIf considering used tires is something new to you, but you’ve heard about the impressive savings that can be had, you may be wondering what are the best ones to buy? Maybe someone has warned you to be careful about buying tires that are used. The truth is,  when purchased from a reputable place like the TireZoo that specialized in selling new and used tires, they can be an wonderful option for many people.

There are reasons to buy used tires, as well as good reasons to buy new tires that we explain in further detail here. 

So back to your original question

The best used tires are not limited to brand, make or model. It has more to do with the condition of the tire and the tread life remaining. When looking for used tires at the TireZoo, we’ll tell you what percentage of tread life remains and about how many miles you can expect to get. We give upfront pricing and let you decide. We also offer a warranty on used tires that is explained here. 

You can stop in either of our locations anytime to ask questions, fill out the form below, give us a call, or connect with us on Facebook. 

Questions?

Are Used Tires Safe?

are used tires safeA brand new car is used once you drive it off the lot. Brand new tires once installed on your vehicle are technically used as well. However, both your new car and new tires have tons of life and safety left in them.

The Safety of Used Tires

Safe, used tires has to do with the quality, tread, condition, and source of the tires. 

Quality used tires should not be confused with old tires or any tire with unknown origins. The condition and safety of used tires depends on your trusted source for quality tires. The TireZoo is here for you! 

We receive high quality used tires from other tire dealers who aren’t able or willing to stock such a large supply of used tires like we do. We really do specialize in a large inventory of quality used tires!

Many places that sell new tires aren’t able to sell used tires. We are able to step in and help out. We take the used tires, and make them available to people looking for quality used tires or to match/change out a specific tire with the exact percentage of remaining tread. Yes, it can be done!

We also get quality used tires from auto dealerships. Many times dealerships take in a trade, but change out the tires with all new tires. This leaves excellent used tires; used tires needing a place to go. That’s where we come in.

 

Independence Day Store Hours

We will be closed at both our locations on July 4th for the holiday.

We will reopen regular business hours on Friday, July 5th.

On Saturday July 6th we will be open from 9-3 (note* Saturday hours means we are closing early).

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The TireZoo will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of this holiday.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we think we have ALL THE LUCK with so many wonderful customers like you. Thank you for your business, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Replacing Tires on a Leased Car

Replacing Tires on a Leased CarThere are quite a few things you should check or replace prior to the end of your lease. Replacing tires on a leased car is something you may need to do, and it’s something we can help you do without spending a small fortune.

Be sure to check:

  • Tread depth
  • Condition of the tire; check for cuts, bulges, or anything that would indicate compromised safety and longevity
  • Double check that the tires on your vehicle match the manufacturer’s guidelines for your vehicle

If you need different tires, the TireZoo can help. We can replace one, two, three, or four tires with quality used tires that will pass inspection!

The tires on your lease return will pass inspection with our help.

Need more help prior to returning your leased car? Here is a good article to reference things you should consider.