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A little about us...




We are Dan and Brenda Doolin- the owners and just two of the many faces behind Doolin Auto Service, Inc. 

Welcome and thank you for visiting our page!


I don't know about you, but I love to know a little bit about the people to whom I entrust anything valuable.  Whether you own a luxury vehicle or a budget car, your vehicle is important and valuable to you.  We are happy to introduce ourselves and let you know who we are.


One of our main goals is to do things differently than the big dealers do.  We know we cannot compete with their volume, their huge staffs, or their world-wide branding.  Thankfully, this is not always a bad thing.


Things are done a little differently in a small rural community like Rushville.  We appreciate the small things don't we?  Here are a few of our assets...



-We are a family owned company.  You will likely see our kids working or hanging out from time to time.


-We will remember your name when you come in.


-We will take time to listen to your concerns, even if they're not related to your car. ;)


-We will be every bit as professional as the 'big guys', but with a more friendly approach.


-We do continue our education.  We stay abreast of the continual changes in automotive technology- there are no exceptions in our line of work.


-We hire trustworthy ASE certified technicians, just like you find at the franchised dealerships.  Dan himself is an ASE Master Technician.  Our employees enjoy a laid back atmosphere where we don't push quotas. 


-We always do our best to get you out the door as cost efficiently as possible.  We have many parts suppliers and will make MANY calls to get you the best deal.



-We want you to be thrilled with the service and treatment you receive while in our care!  So often today we experience customer service people who could care less about their jobs.  Our name is on our business...we care about your experience with Doolin Auto Service. 



Our History


We are both natives of Schuyler County as well as 1993 graduates of Rushville High School.


Dan graduated with a degree in Automotive Technology from Spoon River College in Canton, IL.  He got his feet wet in two local dealerships which have both either closed or changed hands.  (Green Motors- Rushville, and Alters Auto & Truck Center, Beardstown)

Dan also gained tractor and implement experience at Mt. Sterling Implement in Mt. Sterling, IL. 



In 1999 we started our humble shop with two service bays and a tool box on McAllister Street in Rushville.  Within a year, we were hiring our first employee and within two years we started the first of three expansions to our facility. 


Over the course of 18 years our business has experienced continual growth. 


In May of 2016, a fire at our facility would change us but not destroy us.


In October of 2016 we opened our facility on Rt. 67 on the outskirts of Rushville.


To be continued...