Our History

Tires and Auto Care have been our family buiness since 1966. That's over fifty years of service and we're looking forward to fifty more!

Idaho is Home to Bruneel Point S

Serving the Treasure Valley since 1966.


In  1960, Frank Bruneel and a partner operated a tire business in the Boise area. Both partners wished to own the business solely but neither wanted to sell his share. The matter was resolved by a literal flip of the coin leaving Frank Bruneel to sell his half and prompting him to make a move to Lewiston with his wife Sharon and 5 children (three more children were born in Lewiston).

In Lewiston he managed Evergreen Tire (a well known Goodyear Dealer) for a period of time and, in 1966, saw an opportunity to open his own tire business. Bruneel Tire Service had its humble beginnings at 1832 "G" Street with Frank and two employees, Kermit Yochum and Al Staples, taking care of resident's tire and auto service needs. The Bruneel Tire Service quickly earned a reputation for providing high quality service, solid warranties and value pricing.

In 1988, Frank's oldest son, Craig, joined the business he grew up in after graduating from the University of Utah.  In 1994, when Frank Bruneel retired and began a new life of service as an Idaho State legislator, Craig took over as president of Bruneel Tire Service, ultimately taking over ownership as well. In February of 2000 Bruneel Tire and Auto Service joined an affiliation with Northwest Tire Factory Group which consisted of nearly 200 stores in 10 western states.

The “Tire Factory” Co-op joined yet another larger global Co-op in 2016 Which facilitated the name change to our current Bruneel Point S Tire and Auto Service.  This larger co-operative group brings over 6000 stores with global purchasing power.  The Point S Group provides customers with service and warranty advantages as well as competitive, money-saving tire prices.

In 2020 Craig’s sons Mitch, Riley, and Nate joined the Bruneel Point S Company and have assumed more responsibilities.  This Family Business is continuing to transition and progress.

Bruneel Point S has a long-term commitment to Idaho local communities and patrons which is summed up in one slogan: "We go the extra mile."