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 Scott or Ian in that order if any questions at tire store phone 618-876-7616. www.obrientire.com
We are also Harvest Host sponsors so sometimes there’s a chance someone else is there before you get there. There is parking also by the park on Amos Street if you cannot park on the lot for some extraordinary reason. We try very hard to manage the bookings however.
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.
The host description was spot on and they were clear about some of the less desirable parts which was not a deterant for us. The road was busy and the bar had a moment or two even for a week night.
We needed a two day stay to pick up a passenger from the airport. We were couple 40ft skoolies with tow'ds traveling to an event together. This place worked great for us.
The little park and grassy lot was easy to walk the dog and the bar had great food(we did take out).
I felt comfortable leaving the rig in our tow'd to run a few errands.
We had pleasant interactions as we checked in and out with the receptionist, no other interactions with staff or customers.
I would highly recommend this convenient layover.
We didn't get to meet the host as we arrived after they closed but the location was nice. Easy in and out with least access to stores. Needed a fuel filter and the NAPA store on the other side of the overpass was a quick walk and hooked us up. The only downside was the loud motorcycles late at night but it was a Friday and they only woke me up, the rest of the family sleep through them
We responded favorably a year ago in September, 2020.
This location is at a busy intersection that was noisy till around midnight, BUT there is a large park with a playground right outside your door, a great grocery store across the street, and so many conveniences in walking distance. Our small kids loved running in the grass and swinging and having dinner at the picnic tables. It was better than dry camping at a campground! There was a lot of typical bar noise and we got a little worried when we heard someone smash a bottle, but no one ever left the bar parking lot. The park, walkability of the area, and view of the sunset more than made up for the noise and we had a wonderful experience. As other reviewers noted, bring your ear plugs if you’re sensitive to noise!
Although we did not meet the Host, the location was as promised and he responded quickly via Txt. He mentioned in our confirmation the near by bar may create some noise.
We spent two nights. On Monday, as the sun set till well after 11, very loud cars and motorcycles came out and it sounded as though they were racing down the roads. Thinking this might have been a bad night, we stayed Tuesday night, I would sadly say it was worse.. It also made "us" feel uncomfortable hearing rowdy voices near by.
The space is large and across the street is a park with covered area and tables for a picnic and playground equipment for children.
It was a quiet neighborhood with the exception of a couple of guys with their Harleys on the main road. Not a problem at all.
Got in late and parked at OBrien’s in the gravel area. Was perfect for an overnight stopover.
Ideal location, with easy access. Owner came by (even though the business was closed on Memorial Day weekend!) to see how I was doing; made a great first impression.
Nice flat spot and the owners communicated very well. The spot is located next to a park, loud roads, and a busy bar the nights I stayed. I strongly suggest earplugs. Thank you for your kindness!
We had a wonderful 2 day stay in St. Louis. Our stay here was very comfortable and safe. Level place to park. Easy access to St. Louis.
Close to St.Louis for a quick ride over to Gateway arch. Normal in town noise at night and we felt safe.
Thank you for allowing me to schedule and reschedule... we ended up driving to your site, unhooking our toad, and then realizing we had a dead car battery (again). Since this was on a Saturday evening, we went ahead and drive the additional 3 hours home so we could get it fixed at home. You are a quick jump to the St. Louis Arch and so many amenities nearby - great stop for folks wanting to see St. Louis!
Clean and nearby to St. Louis sites. The host was friendly and provided clear and easy to follow instructions for where to set up. Easily parked our 40ft fifth wheel.
Definitely check out Gateway Arch National Park, toasted raviolis and gooey butter cake while in town!
Would definitely stay again!
Perfect spot to stay for a night. The host was very informative on where to park so that we didn’t need to unhitch our vehicle. Thank you for allowing us to stay!
TireGuy1932 was not there but staff helped us. Another camper had just arrived 5 minutes before us and had put their truck in our spot. All good. We were sent email that it would be easier to approach on Amos Ave rather than thru parking lot. We tow a 36' 5th wheel so we ended facing the spot we needed to back into. Had to pull into parking lot, back out onto grass across road then pull out onto Amos and back into spot. So if you are a longer 5th wheel, it would be easier coming in from the parking lot off of Nameoki if you can. Was nice to have electricity as it was damp and cold out.
Perfect spot to park for easy drive to see Gateway Arch, NP. Beware road that runs along the river side of park is closed. We parked at a meter on Lumiere Place Blvd. We returned to our truck at 6pm and a couple with a Trailer and Land rover had their window broken on the Land Rover. Just beware.
O’Brien Tire was the perfect stop for us to spend the night before exploring St. Louis the next day. It’s close to the city and easy to get to. Thank you for hosting us!
We were travelling through St. Louis and needed a spot to park our 5th wheel overnight. This spot at O'Brien Tire & Auto Care worked great for us! The location was easy to find and get into with our 39' trailer. We parked on the dead end road that runs beside a local greenspace. Scott, the owner, came over and introduced himself and we had a nice chat. At the time, we didn't need any tires or service, but I would not hesitate to have this shop work on my vehicle. The place is very neat and orderly and the owner inspires complete confidence. Be aware this is an urban spot and has traffic noise and a bar next door.
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.