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About SafeWay Tire & Auto Center

At SafeWay Tire & Auto Center our philosophy is simple. We never promise more than we can deliver, and we always try to give the customer more than they expect. The people of Saint Charles know customer service is not enough. And we do, too; that's why we strive for customer loyalty every day.

About the Owners

Dennis Budde and Jay Moore, owners and operators of SafeWay Tire & Auto Center are lifetime residents of the city of St. Charles. Our families and we are deeply committed to and are active in the St. Charles area.

Dennis is an active lifetime member and supporter of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Dennis is also avid sports fan, particularly St. Charles High School sports and has coached and supported several youth sports teams over the years.

Jay is an active member of Harvester Christian Church, is Chairman of the Automotive Service Technology Advisory Board for Lewis and Clark Career Center, Past Troop Committee Chairman and past Troop Eagle Board Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 351 based at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, is a member of the Boone Trails District Eagle Board and has also coached baseball in St. Charles.
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Store History

At SafeWay Tire & Auto Center our philosophy is simple. We never promise more than we can deliver, and we always try to give the customer more than they expect. The people of Saint Charles know customer service is not enough. And we do, too; that's why we strive for customer loyalty every day.
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Our History

In the fall of 1964, three veterans of the automotive industry got the wild idea that St. Charles needed a new tire store. John F. (Jack) Stephens had been with BFGoodrich as a territory manager for many years and was looking for a change. Mr. Stephens had previously worked with Earl Moore at BFGoodrich. Mr. Moore left BFGoodrich in the early 1950s to work with his father at Moore Oil Company in St. Charles. In 1964, Earl and his father Henry decided to partner with Jack Stephens and SafeWay Tire Center was born. Jack Stephen's tire industry savvy and contacts and Earl Moore's business expertise quickly made SafeWay Tire Center a success. Jack handled the day-to-day business operations for many years until his death in 1978.

In 1975, Earl Moore's son, Jay, while attending high school and the University of Missouri, started working in the SafeWay Tire shop changing tires and fixing flats. In 1978, Dennis Budde left Budde Brothers Sinclair to come on board to assist Mr. Stephens with the day-to-day management of the store. Upon Mr. Stephen's death, Dennis became the full time day-to-day manager. A year later after graduating from Mizzou in May 1980, Jay Moore returned to assist Dennis.

In 1985, Jay Moore and Dennis Budde acquired his majority portion of the business from Earl Moore. A short time later, Dennis and Jay made the big decision to expand the business into the present day 8-bay facility that SafeWay Tire currently occupies, opening the doors for business in the new building on December 7, 1987.

Meanwhile, the Stephens family was still active in the business. Nellie (Mickey) Stephens served as the bookkeeper until her retirement in September 2001. Mickey's son, Kelly, worked as service manager until November 2000. Having battled poor health for several years, Kelly passed away unexpectedly in June 2004. At that time, Jay and Dennis purchased the remaining portion of SafeWay tire Center from Mrs. Stephens. Our dear "Aunt Bea," Mickey, passed away in December 2006 at the age of 84.

In 2006, SafeWay Tire Center was proud to be honored with a proclamation from the St. Charles City Council for more that 40 years of service to the St. Charles area.
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Our ASE Certified technicians are proud of the honesty and integrity of our automotive shop. We work together to make your auto repair experience easier. We know you have a choice when it comes to getting your vehicle maintained or serviced. That's why our goal is complete customer satisfaction.

Whether your auto or truck needs a major engine overhaul, an oil change or just air in your tires, you can trust all your auto repair needs to our ASE Certified technicians. Yesterday's auto mechanics are today's highly trained ASE Certified Technicians. We use the latest in diagnostic equipment. Our technicians are on top of the most current, up-to-date training on preventive maintenance and auto repair in the St. Charles MO and surrounding areas.
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automotive professionals

Whether you need vehicle repair or maintenance service or a new set of tires, SafeWay Tire & Auto Center is the place to go. Located in beautiful Saint Charles, MO, we offer maintenance, repair, and diagnostic services.

Combine this excellent service with our comprehensive selection of major and private brand tires, and you can see why so many people keep coming back to SafeWay Tire & Auto Center for all their vehicle needs year after year.

2539 W CLAY ST
Mon-Fri: 7am to 6pm

Thanks, Safe Way Tire! Just wanted you to know that we just passed 225,000 miles on the old van and it is still going strong! I was skeptical but the maintenance schedule that you gave me several years ago has really kept the old girl going.

Bob B.

The new tires that Safe Way put on my Buick made a world of difference in the ride. I love my car again! No more pull, no more shaking. I can't wait for the next road trip!

Mike F.



Some Types We Service

  • Ford
  • Dodge
  • Toyota
  • Honda
  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Trucks Repair
  • Diesel Repair

Areas we Proudly Service

  • St. Charles
  • St. Peters
  • Weldon Springs
  • OFallon
  • Bridgeton
  • Hazelwood
  • Wentzville
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