Pump Up Your Tires and Excitement for Minnesota Twins

April 22, 2014 by
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mn twins baseball pump up tires and excitement minneapolis mnWho is excited for baseball season to really get underway? Yes, we’ve had our home opener and baseball is in full-swing, but the Minnesota weather isn’t exactly participating. Maybe Dairy Queen had the best foresight ever?! They are giving free fur bomber hats with the Minnesota Twin’s logo to the first 10,000 fans who arrive to the Friday, April 25th game against the Detroit Tigers. If the weather doesn’t improve and the sun make a prolonged appearance, most fans will be wearing their new hats.

On Saturday, June 7th, the first 10,000 fans to see the Minnesota Twins against the Houston Astros will receive a Gardy Gnome.

2013-06-25 10.56.12We think gnomes are pretty cool! Here’s a picture of one that oversees the bay area of our Bloomington TireZoo location.

Is there a promotional day you love to make sure you attend? What’s your favorite commemorative Minnesota Twins item you’ve collected over the years?

Click to learn more about this special Twins promotional day and other upcoming events.

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Pick Up Old Tires for Earth Day

April 16, 2014 by
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pick up old tires for earth day 2014Earth Day 2014 is Tuesday, April 22, and the day is dedicated to promoting sustainability and care of the Earth’s environment. Tires are something that should not be discarded or stored in our environment. Instead, tires that have reached the end of their lifespan should be brought to a facility that accepts old tires. In many cases there is a small disposal fee for getting rid of the tire, but proper disposal is important. The TireZoo charges a $3.00 tire disposal fee.

Pick Up Old Tires and Give Them New Purpose

Tires can be recycled and given new purpose. Tires that are illegally dumped or stored pose many health risks. Just a few minutes of cleaning up garbage, including old tires, can help keep our cities, countryside, parks and nature areas clean and beautiful.

If you are looking to repurpose only one old tire, why not make a tire swing?

Are you participating in any Earth Day events this year? Do you have a tradition you can share?

 

 

Teaching Kids About Car Care

April 3, 2014 by
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teaching kids about car care and tiresIt’s important that kids learn about the proper care of vehicles. Long before they can drive, they can help keep a vehicle clean (inside and out) and other simple maintenance tasks. Kids ride with you to get the oil changed and tires rotated. Explain the basics of why this is important. Kids learn from example, so show them how to test tire pressure, tire tread, and where to find the drivers manual.

As kids get older and start to think about driving, safety  is key. They’ve been a passenger and a pedestrian a long time. Talk about basic safety and driving laws. Point out things when opportunity arises, and take the time to answer questions.

The Girls Scouts recognize the importance of teaching young ladies about proper car care and maintenance. They even have a “Car Care” badge that can be earned as part of their practical living skills.  Boy Scouts have a merit badge for Auto Maintenance too. It’s a wonderful skill to encourage young people to explore.

 

Buy Mastercraft Tires at TireZoo

March 31, 2014 by
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mastercraft tires now available at Tirezoo, MNThe TireZoo is pleased to announce that we’ve added a full line of Mastercraft brand tires to our new tire options. If you are looking for Mastercraft tires, you can find them at both our Bloomington and Anoka, Minnesota locations.

The TireZoo is fully staffed with tire technicians who can help you find what you need very quickly. No appointments are necessary.  We offer special savings to our Seniors, Students, and Veterans. Just stop in and see us to learn more.

Potholes and Flat Tires: Welcome Spring!

March 24, 2014 by
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spring driving, potholes and flat tires, bulgesWe all do a kind of PacMan-type drive to avoid potholes, swerving back and forth, and quickly changing directions. The manner in which we try to avoid hitting large potholes certainly throws linear driving out the window so to speak, and is almost comical at times. But, hitting potholes is no joke, and your tires certainly aren’t laughing.

Potholes and flat tires; do they necessarily go hand in hand? Sometimes, but not always. Unfortunately there’s no way to predict which pothole will cause damage to your tires or how many times it takes to hit a pothole before your tire can’t take it anymore. While hitting a pothole could result in a flat tire, it’s more likely that they will cause internal damage to your tire. Cords on the inside of your tire can break and cause a bulge in your tire. You want to check for this frequently, especially in the spring when potholes are at their worst and road crews have not been out to fill them yet.

In addition to hitting potholes, driving over uneven payment, hitting or sliding into curbs, etc can also cause damage to your tires resulting in bulges or flat tires. If you did plenty of sliding into curbs and snow banks this winter, it’s a good idea to check them over!

A tire with a bulge must be replaced. If only one of your tires has a bulge and the others seem fine, you should stop into the TireZoo and let us check over all your tires. If only one needs to be replaced and the other tires have plenty of life left, you do not need to replace all four tires! The TireZoo can help you replace one tire, matching the existing tires with a quality used one.

 

 

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