Downtown Joplin, Missouri

our story

Downtown Lube was established on Memorial Day, 1995 by Joplin native Mark Etter. Since the beginning, DTL’s goal is to provide our valued customers with accurate, courteous & economical vehicle maintenance. Our industry specific software enables our mechanics to put your vehicle back on the road exactly the way your manufacture specifies. DTL’s software also tracks each service preformed by date and mileage which is perfect verification should warranty issues arise.

Located on 1st and Main Street in Historic Downtown Joplin, Missouri, Downtown Lube strives for honest, & friendly service, plus creating a “customers for life” environment. 

see why we have a 4.6 star rating on Google

Lisa Watson
Lisa Watson
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These guys are great! Always quick and friendly service. My car is an older car and they treat it like it was brand new every time! They have very convenient hours that make it easy to pop in get the oil change while sipping my morning coffee and then on to work! Thanks guys!
Robert Rall
Robert Rall
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Good guys too help out
Michael Partridge
Michael Partridge
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Zac Nay
Zac Nay
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Best place in town. Mark will treat you like family every time you walk in the door. Thank you all for how you serve the community!
A Nich
A Nich
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I was super nervous about having to come in this morning as a woman, without my husband. I was afraid of being charged for a bunch of things that I knew nothing about it all my lights started going off this morning and I had to bring it somewhere. They got me in right away, put me at ease and completely looked over the vehicle. Just moved to the area and finding a new auto repair place always bites so I'm glad I found the place to bring our vehicles.
Gino Mitchell
Gino Mitchell
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Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value Highly Highly Recommend!! The guys here are awesome. Super knowledgeable and friendly. Get you in and out with quality work not to mention AFFORDABLE! I won’t go anywhere else in town but here Services: Air & Cabin Filter, Oil change, Air conditioning
Kendra Bostater
Kendra Bostater
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Positive: Professionalism, Value The staff at Downtown Lube were very courteous. They got my vehicle in and were able to have me serviced and on my way quickly. They explained their process and were very professional. Service: Oil change
Iris Rowley
Iris Rowley
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I came here for a vehicle inspection to obtain plates. I was greeted right away and they took my car right back. The fee is 12.00. The restrooms were clean and there was a pleasant smell in the waiting area. The experience was great.
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Downtown Lube, Joplin, Mo
What We Do

We service all passenger cars & trucks

No job is too big or too small, are highly trained professional staff specialize in foreign and domestic vehicles of all sizes.

Downtown Lube | Joplin, Mo
Shop Owner & Operator
Mark etter

A Joplin native, Mark has owned & operated DTL since its inception in 1995. A 1990 graduate of MSSU, Mark realizes the importance of giving back to the community. He has been actively involved with local non-profits organizations such as The Joplin Family Y, Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, Joplin Humane Society, as well as his church community. Mark recognizes the Joplin area is flourishing & his hopes is through active community involvement our area will continue to grow for future generations.

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Our Team

Expert. Experienced.

Downtown Lube | Joplin, Mo
shannon smith

SHOP MANAGER

Downtown Lube | Joplin, Mo
jonah piepenbrink

Mechanic

Downtown Lube | Joplin, Mo
Mark etter

Owner/Operator

Downtown Lube | Joplin, Mo
Roscoe Cutler

Mechanic