Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise

Last Updated on August 5, 2012 by DeanR

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise Information

Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a franchise for a business providing quick-lube service. It was founded in 1986 and started franchising in 1988.

They started out when they bought out Rapid Oil Change in New York, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. They also bought out DipStick and Instant Oil Change in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Michigan. They say that their focus is in satisfying the needs of your vehicle and not their wallets. As part of their way to make sure that they are satisfying you with their service, they would ask you to call a toll free phone number to rate the service that you have been provided with. They also have a partnership with Speedway where the customers can redeem points and get rewards such as food, coffee and drinks, car washes, merchandise, gift cards of up to $200, and fuel savings. They now have 526 locations in the United States and 273 locations that are owned and operated by the company.

What services do they provide at Valvoline Instant Oil Change?

For Full-Service Oil Change, they have Power steering fluid, Transmission fluid, Antifreeze or coolant, Windshield washer fluid, Air Filter, Tire pressure, Wiper blades, Serpentine Belt, Battery test, Vehicle Lights, Transfer case fluid, and Differential fluid. They have several lines of motor oils such as the Conventional, DuraBlend, MaxLife, and SynPower. They have brands such as  NextGen, Valvoline Racing, Pyroil, Eagle One, and Zerex.

For Transmission Services, they provide transmission fluids such as Valvonline’s DEX or MERC and MaxLife ATF. For Radiator Services, they have antifreeze and coolants like Zerex ExtremeLife 5/150 Antifreeze/Coolant and Zerex 5/100 Antifreeze/Coolant.

For Gas Saving Services, they recommend regular oil changes and keeping the tires properly inflated.

For Fuel System Services, they have the Fuel System Treatment, Fuel Injector Cleaner, and Entire Fuel System Cleaner Service which is recommended every 36,000 miles and includes a three-step professional service that cleans the engine’s entire fuel and air intake systems and the engine’s entire fuel.

They also offer Air Conditioning Service, Cabin Air Filter Replacement, Air Filter Service, Wiper Blade Replacements, Light Bulbs, and some locations have other services exclusive to them.

Cost and requirements on running a Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise

You need to have a net worth of $1,000,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $800,000. Expect to be investing about $1,700,000. The cost of Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise fee is $30,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 15 year term agreement. You will need about five employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two to four days training at the headquarters, two weeks training at your location, and four to five weeks training at a regional office. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be a program support.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 3499 Blazer Pkwy Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: (800) 327-8242


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