If you drive in or around the central/southern Illinois area, RPM is your answer for honest, practical heavy diesel and automotive repairs. We offer two locations, one in Effingham and one in Palestine, to serve our customers' needs. With over 70 years of combined experience in the truck and auto repair industry, we can fix whatever comes our way!

Two Locations to Serve You

RPM Building in Effingham IL

2400 S Raney St., Effingham, IL 62401
Mon-Fri: 7:00AM - 12:00AM (217) 347-7764

RPM Building in Effingham IL

705 W Porter St., Palestine, IL 62451
Mon-Fri: 7:00AM - 5:00PM (618) 586-2912

We strive to be a step above the rest in the truck repair industry. Why? Because we care! Fixing trucks… it’s what we do!

Here at RPM, we have a motto: If it runs on diesel, we’ll fix it! For you and us, this means we’ll work on anything with a diesel engine, from semi-trucks, diesel pickups, bucket trucks, and farm tractors to forklifts. Our staff is highly trained on all electronic engines, transmissions, and all other computer-related equipment. We have always said, “From a headlight to an overhaul, we can get the job done.”


We also offer mobile truck repair. Call us for service!


At RPM Truck Repair, we provide all the services, repairs, and maintenance your truck or equipment may need. Some of the diesel truck and equipment repair services we provide include:

  • Airbrake System Issues
  • Brakes
  • Differential Repair or Replace
  • Electronic Issues
  • Engine Conversions (to meet CARB Requirements)
  • Engine Rebuild or Replace (Cummins, CAT, Detroit)
  • Engine Service
  • Hydraulics
  • Inspections (annual, DOT & 46-point)
  • Lights
  • Suspension Work (all aspects)
  • Transmission Conversions (auto shift to stick shift)
  • Transmissions (repair or replace)
  • Hunter Wheel Alignment *NEW*
  • HyRail and Railroad Inspections

And More!


  • Alternators
  • Brakes
  • Transmission Service
  • Tune-ups
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Oil Change
  • Check Engine Light
  • Batteries
  • Diagnostics
  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Suspension
  • Wheel / Trie Alignment
  • Radiators
  • Exhaust / Muffleter Service Repair
  • Drive Axles

And More!

Proudly Serving Effingham, Palestine & The Crossroads of Opportunity

Because of our two locations, we service a very large area. Here is a compiled list of the counties.

Counties Served in Illinoise
  • Effingham
  • Richland
  • Fayette
  • Crawford
  • Shelby
  • Lawrence
  • Clay
  • Montgomery
  • Coles
  • Macon
  • Jasper
  • Christian
  • Jefferson
  • Moultrie
  • Cumberland
  • Douglas

Interstate I57/I70
Or anywhere else you may need us.

Our Effingham location squarely puts us at the intersection of I-57 and I-70, for truck drivers traveling north, south, east, and west through central Illinois. For truck drivers, farmers, and equipment owners near the Illinois-Indiana border, our Palestine shop is ready to serve you. We’re also convenient to the communities of Fayette, Shelby, Clay, Coles, Jasper, Jefferson, Cumberland, Edwards, Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Montgomery, Macon Christian, Moultrie, and Douglas.

Trust Your Truck to RPM

When you need truck repairs or service, or in the event of a breakdown, Reliable Professional Maintenance Inc. is the diesel repair shop to call for smart, efficient, quality work. We’ve been in the heavy-duty repair business for a long time, and we understand that if your truck or equipment is sidelined, your income has flatlined. We promise to get you back on the road, in the field, or to your jobsite as quickly as possible.

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