O’Brien Tire & Auto Care has been located at 3924 Nameoki Road in Granite City, IL for nearly 120 years. We serve the auto repair and tire needs of customers in Granite City, IL, Edwardsville, IL, Glen Carbon, IL, Pontoon Beach, IL, and surrounding areas.


About O’Brien Tire & Auto Care

America's (and Route 66's) Oldest-Running Tire and Auto Repair Shop

The O’Brien Tire and Auto Care Story

Just like many businesses in America, O’Brien Tire and Auto Care started out as a dream.  For nearly the last 120 years, we still keep a small, old fashioned service approach.

Then, with Route 66 being one of the first paved roads across much of America beginning in 1926, it was clear that travelers needed a trusted, reliable mechanic and service station to help provide repairs, big and small. For the Illinois stretch of Route 66, O’Brien Tire and Auto Care was those traveler's beacon.

From Humble Beginnings to Today

Established in 1906, the service station (or "garage" as repairs shops were called back then) was a part of Kirchner's Hardware.  Jim O'Brien, the business' namesake, purchased the garage on St Patrick’s Day in 1932, as befitting a good Irishman.  After the Korean War, Earl Buenger took his first job here as a tire technician.    

Since 1970, O'Brien Tire & Auto has been owned by the Buenger family, whose ancestral roots to Granite City go back to the mid-1800's as a farming family on Chouteau Island and as well-known businessmen.

One of the Original Mom and Pop Shops

Long before big box stores and national chains were built, small mom and pop shops were king. There was always something different about the experience of going to a shop like O’Brien Tire and Auto Care. You didn’t feel like you were getting the same canned customer service or lesser quality work. Instead, you could trust that the person working on your car really cared about doing the job well… and doing it right! There was a sense of pride that was there, and it showed in the results. O’Brien Tire and Auto Care is proud to still be the “standard bearer” for what a mom and pop shop truly is.  So, while many mom and pop businesses have been unable to compete with national chain stores, O’Brien Tire and Auto Care has endured the challenges by continuing to do what it does best: Treat customers like family and provide fast, friendly, reliable service.

A Legacy Still Honored Today

It’s this dedication to service and quality work that has served O’Brien Tire and Auto Care well over the years. We’ve established a reputation few auto shops have enjoyed, and it is why we’re the oldest, continuously-running tire and auto repair in America (as well as on Route 66.)

Today, we are larger than in 1906, with one building dedicated to tire service and another building dedicated to auto care.  We offer many more services than we originally did back in 1906.   We are well-equipped to handle any of your tire and auto repair needs. Whether you need an oil change, some routine maintenance, a major repair, or tire service, we have you covered from bumper to boot.

And, you don't need to take our word for it!  O’Brien Tire and Auto Care's customers think so too.  With over 700 reviews and a 4.8 Google review rating, we stand out from the crowd, as few auto repairs in the metro area compete with our outstanding reputation.  We also hold another distinction as the only “Triple Crown” auto facility in Metro-East St. Louis:  Approved auto repair by NAPA, Technet/Advance Professionals, and AutoZone Pro, providing our customers with the best nationwide warranty on repairs available in the metro area.

We fix cars!  We sell tires!  We treat you like family!


TechNet Professional Auto Service


TechNet Professional Auto Service


When you come to an official TECHNET Service Center, you can expect the best. Our shop offers a warranty that is second to none in terms of the auto service it covers, in order to ensure that you are taken care of when you need it the most.

The TECHNET 36/36 Nationwide Warranty isn't the only reason to like your local TECHNET center. Every TECHNET Professional Auto Service® Center also commits to the following:

  • All repairs are performed by trained technicians.
  • Services are provided under sound business principles.
  • Our shops are operated under the highest ethical standards.
  • You'll receive “Service You Can Trust” on each and every auto repair service.



NAPA AutoCare Service

As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we don't just want to repair your vehicle, we want you to drive away confident that you received the highest quality service around.  That's why we back up all qualifying services and repairs with the Napa AutoCare "Peace of Mind" Warranty.  You can trust our expert technicians to provide you with top-quality service using quality NAPA parts.  

As a NAPA AutoCare, you're covered.  Complimentary towing service (a reimbursement up to $100) if you ever experience vehicle failure from a warranty repair outside the 25 mile radius of this store to the closest NAPA AutoCare. Rental car coverage if there is a time-consuming repair or if there is a time delay due to parts availability, at a cost of $40 per day.

As a NAPA AutoCare, your nationwide warranty travels with you.  The NAPA warranty travels with you to over 13,000  NAPA AutoCare Centers across America.  Should you travel or relocate, rest assured another NAPA AutoCare is nearby.  You can also extend your mileage warranty on repairs by using your NAPA Easy Pay credit card, from 24,000 miles or 24 months, to 36,000 miles and 36 month nationwide warranty.  


Reasons to Visit O’Brien Tire & Auto Care

Reasons to Visit O’Brien Tire & Auto Care
  • Shop industry leading tire brands like Cooper, Firestone, Bridgestone, Uniroyal®, MICHELIN®, and Goodyear.
  • Sales in passenger and light truck tires as well as farm tires and OTR tires.
  • Improve tire performance and life with quality tire services; see us for all your tire maintenance needs, such as tire rotations, computerized wheel balancing, flat tire repairs, low-profile tire installations, stems, TPMS repairs and installs.
  • Restore vehicle performance with our suite of BG Products. .
  • Maintain proper vehicle performance with preventive maintenance.
  • See us for other automotive services including diagnostics.
  • Relax in our comfortable waiting area while enjoying complimentary beverages, snacks, and wi-fi.
  • Use our local shuttle service to continue your day while we service your vehicle.
  • Leave your vehicle overnight with our key drop.

We have you covered with all these major brands + more!

ASE certifiedMichelin® TiresCooper TiresBridgestone TiresFirestone TiresUniroyal® TiresGoodyear TiresMILESTAR TIRESAdvanta tires
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