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What Makes the Tire Zoo Unique

tire zooPrivately Owned and Operated

“You should feel confident that you are dealing with intelligent service folks who care about their customers,” says William K. one of our customers. He’s exactly right!

The Tire Zoo has been part of the Twin Cities landscape for almost 35 years. Being privately owned and operated means we are able to cater to customer needs and sell any brand of new or used tire. Other tires places may be limited to certain brands, but not the Tire Zoo; we carry all major brands of tires!

Very Large Inventory of tires

Sometimes buying new tires makes the most sense, and other times used tires perfectly fit the need. When shopping for quality used tires, Tire Zoo has the largest used tire inventory for miles around! If you are looking for one, two, three, or four matching used tires, we can find what you need. We can also help you determine the best tires for your needs and if/why you would buy used tires vs new tires.

Jessica says, “I’ve gone here multiple times over the last couple of years and have never had anything but excellent service. They fix what others won’t and for ridiculously cheap. I have to fix a broken valve stem on tires with a tire pressure monitoring system. And if you’re going in to fix a flat, print out the coupon it’s free! Seriously, I recommend this place to everyone!”

Online tire Database

The Tire Zoo also services many DIY’ers. If you want to shop online for new or used tires, we have an extensive database that will allow you too look for your options and give us a call to hold the tires you need until you can get here later in the day.

Low Prices

We have some of the most competitive prices around, and offer online coupons for additional savings. If you’re a student or military personnel, talk to us about a special discount. Many times, people on tight budgets come to us to help them find safe tires for the road, for a price they can afford. “I am a single mom of two boys and on a budget. They put new wheels and tires on my car. I felt the prices were the cheapest around town,” shares Renee. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and see if we can help you save big!

Experienced Staff

How often can you return to the same place and get the same staff? When you come to the Tire Zoo for tires, you benefit from our highly trained tire technicians and staff who have years of tire industry experience. One of our customers shared his thoughts, “I’ve used the same installer now for 3-4 years and will continue to do so. They know what they are doing and are quick and responsive.”

At the Tire Zoo, you will never feel like we’re selling you tires. Instead, we listen to what you say and help you buy what you want and need. “There is never pressure to purchase the most expensive tires that you often will find at 99% of all other tire shops,” says Brian J., customer.

We invite you to stop in and experience for yourself what makes Tire Zoo so unique. We’d love your feedback too!

 

Happy Holidays from The Tirezoo!

TireZoo in Bloomington, MN and Anoka, MN

New Spring Tire Specials

save money on new and used tires, tire specialSave on new and used tires right now at the TireZoo in Bloomington and Anoka, MN!

We have two new specials to help you save money on tires and check your tire maintenance off your spring “to do” list!

Spring Saver Tire Special #1

Save $50 when you buy any set of four new tires! This offer can’t be combined with any other offers or coupons. You must mention this code at the time of purchase: Blog Spring Saver or print off this tire savings flyer and bring with you. Hurry, offer expires May 25, 2012.

Spring Saver Tire Special #2

Save $30 when you buy any set of four used tires! This offer can’t be combined with any other offers or coupons. You must mention this code at the time of purchase: Blog Spring Saver or print off this tire savings flyer and bring with you. Hurry, offer expires May 25, 2012.

Not sure if you need new tires? Stop by either of our locations and we’ll take a look.

Happy Holidays From The Tire Zoo

The gift of tires from the TireZoo

Looking for a last minute gift idea? According to Twitter, many people sincerely wish Santa would bring them new tires for Christmas. Who can you surprise this year with the gift of safety? Call us in Anoka, MN at 1-800-421-2037 or in Bloomington, MN at 1-800-761-2013.

We wish you a very merry Christmas and safe travels!

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

Top Reasons to Shop TireZoo

What’s your reason for shopping the TireZoo? We’d love to hear from you.  Here’s the top reasons our customers keep coming back:

Inventory

We have the largest inventory to help locate one or more of just about any tire you may need.

Location

Two convenient locations in Bloomington and Anoka, MN

Lease Returns

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

Myths

We bust myths at the TireZoo. Like one bad tire means replacing all four.

New and Used Tires- Both!

We carry every major brand and style of new and used tires; other places don’t.

Listen and Care

You’ll find us ready to answer the phone, assist when you stop by, visit on Facebook, and listen on Twitter to what YOU have to say. Give us a call and mention this post! 1-800-761-2013 or 1-800-421-2037.

Get to Know Your Tire Zoo of Minnesota

 

Do you have some favorite tire and/or auto related photos you’d like to add? If you purchased your tires or rims from us, let us know; but everyone is welcome to submit their favorite photos to social@tirezoo.com We can’t guarantee we’ll add everything that is submitted, but we’ll try.

Tires Rolling on Facebook

Sometimes you just want to 🙂 The TireZoo is connecting with customers on Facebook, and we hope you’ll join us there too. Get updates on news, specials, coupons, and other events on Facebook.

One fan on Facebook says, “You guys are the greatest tire distributors in the history of the planet.” Ahh…Thanks!

To send people directly to us on Facebook, we are Facebook.com/TireZoo

Tires have never been more fun, right?!

The Story Behind the Super Hero Name

One day I was talking to someone about the Tire Zoo, and he referred to them having a super hero name. I paused for a second, and a smile broke out across my face. Yes, indeed, that is an interesting and fun way to look at the Tire Zoo, a division of All Season Tire Co. And so I began the task of telling their story.

The History of the Tire Zoo

By day (and signage) they are known as All Season Tire Co., but all day and night (and online) they are known as the TireZoo by  innocent shoppers everywhere looking for help with new and used tires.

Now branded in a fun blue and yellow color scheme and a cartoon-like TireZoo logo, the TireZoo has transformed from its meager start in 1979.History of the Tire Zoo

Like Clark Kent had roots in the Midwest, the TireZoo began in a garage as a home based business. Just as it’s difficult to picture Superman on a small farm in Iowa, it’s hard to imagine one of the United State’s largest used tire shops having started one tire at a time in a small garage somewhere in Bloomington, MN.

Not able to conceal their identity and growth any longer, owner Dan Wilkerson, moved his business a few years later into a store front in Bloomington, MN and hired his first employee. They were known as All Season Tire Co, and still are by many devoted customers.

The company grew, more employees were added, and their line of new and used tires expanded exponentially. In June of 1995 they opened their second location in Anoka, MN, and began helping people from as far away as Canada!

With the launch of their new website, The TireZoo.com took shape, and well, it’s just plain catchy! What makes the TireZoo Crew so intriguing is their interest in reaching out to customers and doing what it takes to be unique.

Their impressive inventory of new and used tires is the largest you’ll find. They sell many brands of new tires, wheels, and rims; yet have no corporate restraints in being able to offer used tires and other products and services their customers need – at incredibly affordable prices. The Tire Zoo will make sure you get what you need, help you put your tires on your vehicle, and take the time to answer all your questions. They’ve recently added auto mechanic services to better serve their customers!

In addition to their super hero name and fun persona, they are the most accessible tire people you’ll find.  From their website, two store locations in Anoka and Bloomington, Facebook fan page, Twitter, and toll-free numbers (Anoka: 1-800-421-2037, Bloomington: 1-800-761-2013) – the TireZoo Crew is waiting to hear your cry for help.

The Tire Zoo Is More Than a Cool Name

 

Did You Know?

Did you know the Tire Zoo has been in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metro area for over 30 years?

For more than three decades, the Tire Zoo has been helping individuals and families purchase new and used tires; keeping people safe on the Minnesota highways and bi-ways.

Wow!

Where does the time go?

Stop by and say “hi” to us either in Anoka or in Bloomington. Can’t make it in soon? Leave us a message here on the blog, or join our Tire Zoo Crew on Twitter!