Welcome to Gunnell's Tire & Auto
Our mission is to do it right the first time, with the best products and service we can provide.
Gunnell’s Tire & Auto started at the corner of Main St. and Mesa Dr., in Mesa, Arizona by J. Darwin Gunnell in 1942. We have been family owned and operated ever since. We have been fortunate to grow with the town. Our goal was not to have a chain of stores, but to be personally involved with each phase of a customer's experience and needs. We added a couple of stores during the years but they were always managed by a family member. At Gunnell’s Tire & Auto, we are in the people business.
We are currently on the third generation of Gunnells operating tire stores. We enjoy taking care of your vehicles and making sure they perform to their maximum potential. We began repairing tires in 1942, then recapping old tires in 1944 and that evolved into auto repair: brakes, alignments, oil changes, batteries, transmissions, motor repairs, air conditioning, as well as chemical flushes for radiators, transmissions, brakes and injectors. We have also expanded into diagnostics with trained personnel and state of the art equipment. In other words, if a warning light comes on your dash, we can scan the car’s computer and it will give us a code as to what the problem is. We service most brands of cars, trucks, motor-homes, trailers, quads, almost anything that rolls on tires and wheels. We take appointments for oil changes and alignments. Other services are usually performed on a first come basis. We offer rides to your home or your work as long as it’s within a reasonable distance.
Our products are the best we can buy: Michelin®, BF Goodrich®, Uniroyal®, Kumho, Toyo, Goodyear, Nitto, Bridgestone, Nexen, Towmaster and more. We use original equipment replacements parts: GM, Bendix, Ford, Toyota, Dodge, Honda, Interstate, Delco, etc. We specialize in custom wheels and lift kits with accessories, using Rancho, FabTech, Superchips, K&N, Airlift, etc. We use Shell Oil products, SAE, synthetic blend & Rotella low sulfer diesel oil.
We are in the top 3 purchasers from all of our vendors. We are happy to be busy and feel blessed to have maintained our good name and business. Most of our employees have been
with us for years and we have a close relationship with each of them and their families. We are oriented for the hot Arizona climate and the specific needs of each vehicle because of the extreme heat. We know tires. We know cars and trucks. We have years of experience both in classroom training and on the job training. We use your owners manual for recommendations on the timing for repair or replacement.
We live in 'extreme' conditions, so we use that part of the owners manual to determine what the timing is for service. Our goal is to treat you and your vehicle the way we want to be treated under the same circumstances. A little preventative car care is less expensive than early replacement. You are our extended family when it comes to service. We care for your car the same as we would care for our own, or better yet, our mothers' or grandmothers' cars. With every tire we sell, we continue to service that tire until it is worn out. All at no charge. We will fix all flats (with a patch on the inside), rotate and re-balance. All for FREE. Our mission is to do things right the first time, with the best products and service we can provide. We rely on word of mouth and repeat business to grow and keep our customers. If there is ever a problem or misunderstanding we fix it. No questions asked. We ask for your business and want to keep it.