Just 15 minutes from the famous St. Louis Arch, is O’Brien Tire & Auto Care, internationally known as the longest running tire & repair “garage” on Rt 66, with over 90 years strong as a trusted tire store providing fast, friendly, awesome service. We do things the ol’ fashioned way and treat customers like family, not a number. The ONLY “triple crown” facility in St Louis area, holding the tri-fecta of car care: approved by AAA, NAPA, & Technet Professionals/Carquest.
RVers are welcomed to spend the night and while you’re here, why not get your tires inspected by friendly, trained tire techs. We will be glad to talk tires. Whatever your tire needs are for your RV or toad, we can help you! It matters! Please Support Small Business USA!!!
For Boondockers, we offer a large, safe, private parking area. We are adjacent to a very nice neighborhood green space called Rode Park with a children’s play area (but closed for COVID.) Enjoy sitting outside and bbq and a nice neighborhood to walk. Park your RV back on the gravel apron so as to be near the park if you’re wanting to get out and enjoy it and let the kids run. Put out your lawn chairs and bbq. Need stuff? There’s a Ruler Foods grocery store, Dollar Tree, Pizza Hut, Ace Hardware store, Long John Silver, gas station, and more just across the street in a shopping plaza. Flying J is approx 5 miles away.
We’re pretty easy going, so ask if you need help with anything.
Store hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday, 8-noon Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Prefer overnighters leave by 10 am, unless you have tire business with us.
If you are buying new tires, overnighters can stay longer if tires are special order next day delivery.
If you are needing a place to park your RV while visiting St Louis for the day, you can park on the dead end part of the street.
Leave as you found it and you may throw your trash in our dumpster.
We are the easiest tire store you will probably ever encounter to get in and out. Large lot. Very easy ingress and egress. Semi trailers come in and out, so do not worry if you are a big rig with a toad. Off main street so no gravel roads, no backing up required, no low trees.
On our parking lot next to your RV or on the street parking at the park adjacent to us.
Talk to Beth, Scott, Vance, or Ian in that order if any questions at tire store phone 618-876-7616. www.obrientire.com
We are the local attraction— no where else will you find the longest running auto repair on Rt 66. At night, the largest tire-12 ft high, 8000 lbs- is lit up (great photo opp.) as is our beautiful neon sign. See our story in the ever popular, international Route 66 magazine, April 2020 volume, as the cover story. We have some magazines for purchase as well as our Route 66 ball caps.
Then there’s also the Luna Cafe neon sign and the Chain of Rocks Bridge that are favs of Rt 66 devotees.
Then there’s the Mecca of St Louis and the Gateway Arch just 15 minutes away. Days of activities abound. Many you should not miss if you have time. Oh wait you’re in an RV, so time doesn’t exist.
We arrived after closing, so we didn't get to meet anybody there. I talked to Ian ahead of time, and confirmed that we would be later than expected. He was very nice and said it wasn't a problem. It was nice to walk to Nick's next door for some dinner. We left at 3:30 am the next day. We encountered no problems, and are grateful for a place to park, eat and get some sleep! Thanks!
Beth and Scott were wonderful hosts! They met us when we arrived to show us where to park. My husband had noticed a nail in our tire before we arrived, so it worked out great that they were able to take care of it for us during our stay. A short drive to the Gateway Arch and SL Zoo. Beth recommended getting toasted ravioli from Mama’s on the Hill since it’s a dish that started in St. Louis. We did and they were yummy! We enjoyed our stay and felt safe on their property.
Great BDW 15 minutes from Gateway Arch N.P.
Easy in and out. Host was helpful and even got my tires checked!
This is a great place to pause for a night before finding your Route 66 way through St. Louis. Scott and Beth were both very kind, although Scott was having a hectic business day. He told me that my tow vehicle tires have life left in them.
Scott said my tires are good for another 20K.
They are living in a 5th wheel on the lot and are anxious to start traveling.
I will be back.
Got a good night sleep here. The host was very helpful for us new campers and we parked right next to his fifth wheel.
Was greeted by the host and offered a very level spot. Location was convenient as we were passing through.
The site provided was convenient and level. It suited our needs as we were passing through. Thanks.
Host was great. quick to return messages and easy to communicate with. Never got to meet him since I was a late arrival on a Sunday night and left early next morning. Great for a quick overnight parking space. Next to park and fairly quiet. Food and grocery store within walking distance.
Tireguy1932 allowed us to stay on their property behind their tire store the last two nights. They had one of the biggest tires in the world in the parking lot that lit up at night. Really Neat to see! We were in town taking care of some real estate business. Since it was our first time coming to Illinois and ever boon-docking we really didn’t know what to expect. We felt very safe and had a nice green grassy area behind us to view.
We ate at the bar and grill next door and met one of the locals. He would stop by every morning as he took his walk and visit with us, sharing his life experiences. We lhad a very pleasant experience.
Brenda and Mike
Great location. Level surface. Very helpful and accommodating people.