Auto Repair and Tire Service in Emporia, KS

Mel's Tire LLC majority owner Mel Reed, and three other owner-employees, Joe Drier, Al Mize, and Todd Preisner have a combined 75 years in the Emporia tire business.

All four started working at Breck's Tire for S.L. "Breck" Breckenridge, they all grew up working for "Breck" who was a former employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, starting his business in Emporia in 1971. He retired in 1996.  After Breckenridge's death, Reed and his partners decided to go out on their own.

Our team consists of local people and we are dedicated to working with our community to deliver trustworthy advice.

When we maintain your tires or repair your vehicle, you can trust our team to provide the necessary services and keep you informed of your vehicle's condition.

 •  Professional and trustworthy advice

 •  Skilled and experienced mechanics

 •  Repairs and alignments

 •  Rotations and balances

 •  Convenient service trucks

 •  Locally owned and operated


 A variety of tires to choose from for all of your vehicles. Our business was voted Best of the Flint Hills for 2005, 2013 and 2014, and listed in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top 100 fastest growing new businesses in America.