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The TireZoo: Tire Stores That Fit Your Needs and Schedule

Tire Places for Savings

With so many tire places to choose from, how do you refine your search to meet your tire needs? Not all tire stores are the same. Some auto repair places also carry a line or two of a specific brand of new tires, but don’t necessarily specialize in tires. Having new tires available is a convenience for their customers, but doesn’t provide many price comparison opportunities.

Some tire stores only have used tires, and others only carry new tires. While some people know exactly what they need, others aren’t sure until they talk to a tire specialist who can help them decide what they need. At the TireZoo, we listen and sell customers what only they need.

Deciding Between Tire Stores? Choose The TireZoo!

The TireZoo is a unique tire place in that we carry both new and used tires. We also carry most major brand of tires, as well as some lesser known brands. Our tire store is independently owned and operated, and therefore isn’t limited to the brands of tires we carry at either of our two store locations.

Because of our large inventory of new and used tires, our customers have many options to meet their needs. We can help you find more affordable options, and only replace what you need. If only one tire is bad, why replace them all? Our tire specialists will help locate a tire with similar tread life for the make and model needed.

A Tire Place You Can Trust

“Love this tire place! I highly recommend buying used tires from TireZoo. The tread looks more new than used, the price was amazing, and the staff – truly kindhearted! THANKS, YOU ROCK!” 

– Christina Ramsey

“Don’t go anywhere else. They have the best prices and the fastest service bar-none. Why go to a big box tire store when you can support a local business!” 

– James L.

Two Metro Area Tire Places to Meet Your Needs

Our TireZoo Anoka Store
Our TireZoo Bloomington Store

Buying Used Tires Instead of New, or New Tires Instead of Used

new or used tires, when to buyEvery vehicle owner’s needs and circumstances are different. Sometimes buying new tires is the best option, and sometimes used tires fit the situation best. Read our “Top 8 Reasons for Buying Used Tires” for ideas when new or used might be the better solution, and stop by either of our locations or call to speak with one of our technicians who can help you decide.

When we talk to our customers, it’s nice to hear that we exceeded their expectations on price and the time it takes to get them on their way.

One happy customer says:

“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

Another used tire customer shares:

“I 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, but I was out of there in 20 minutes. Very happy!” Jonathon

Do you have a story to share with us? Leave a comment below or fill out our review form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Family Road Trips Begin with a Trip to the Tire Zoo

With family vacation time quickly approaching, it’s good to be prepared for long distance road trips.

Checking your tires is critical!

Your tires will tell you more than most people realize.

Check the front tires first– Turn your tires sharp to one side and look at the tire wear. Are they worn evenly? If so, check the tread depth. To do this, use a penny and place it in the tread of the tire with Lincoln’s head down. The tread should be at least to his ear for a long trip (this would be about 50-60% life remaining).

If you have irregular tread wear, here are some possible symptoms:

  • If the tires are worn on the inside and outside edges they have been run under inflated.
  • If the tires are worn in the center, but outsides are good, they are over inflated.
  • If the tires are either worn on the inside or outside edge, your vehicle needs to be aligned.
  • If the tires are worn unevenly with bald spots, are cupped, or scalloped, it could be tire balance , alignment, or week shocks. If you are in need of an alignment you should replace the tires before getting the vehicle aligned.

Next, follow these additional reminders for a safe family road trip:

  1. Change your oil and all filters.You should also have your coolant and A/C checked.
  2. Have your battery load tested and terminals cleaned
  3. Check all the drive belts and hoses for any signs of wear and deterioration. Belts that are frayed, glazed, cracked, cut or have chunks missing should be replaced immediately. With the engine off and cold, look at each hose and see if there are leaks, bulges, cracks, or swelling. If they look good, give them a squeeze test. Hoses that are in good condition are firm but flexible. Any hoses that feel brittle or too soft should be replaced.
  4. Brakes: If you hear any grinding noises or feel unusual vibrations when you apply the brakes, or if the vehicle pulls to one side, take the vehicle in for a comprehensive checkup. It would be a good idea just to have your brakes looked. You definitely don’t want to worry about replacing your brakes 1,000 miles into your trip!
  5. Aspirin is always a good idea, right?

Safe travels from the TireZoo! Let’s us know if we can help with new or used tires to get you through your road trip. 1-800-421-2037

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