Valvoline Inc., a pioneer in preventive automotive maintenance, proudly announces the inauguration of its 1000th franchise-operated location under the renowned Valvoline Instant Oil Change and Great Canadian Oil Change brands. Quality Automotive Services, LLC, one of Valvoline’s esteemed franchise partners, operates this significant milestone, solidifying the brand’s leadership in the industry.
Valvoline President and CEO Lori Flees expressed her pride in celebrating this crucial achievement, emphasizing the pivotal role played by the franchise network in the company’s rapid expansion. Valvoline’s enduring partnership with QAS, spanning over two decades, has been a cornerstone in this success story.
The 1000th franchise location is a state-of-the-art Valvoline Instant Oil Change center, nestled in Raleigh, North Carolina. QAS, operating 166 Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations across 13 states, spearheads this venture.
Quality Automotive Services CEO Matt McKeown expressed enthusiasm, reminiscing about the inception of their first Valvoline Instant Oil Change location in 2001. He looks forward to continued collaboration with Valvoline, aiming to bring efficient and trustworthy automotive preventive services to more communities in the coming years.
Recently recognized as the top automotive preventive maintenance service provider on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® 2024 list, Valvoline Instant Oil Change has further solidified its position in the industry. The addition of the 1000th franchise location propels the total system-wide stores to nearly 1,900 retail locations, making significant strides towards the ambitious goal of surpassing 3,500 locations.
Valvoline Inc. remains committed to delivering exceptional service through its 4.6 out of 5-star-rated offerings, including 15-minute stay-in-your-car oil changes, battery replacements, tire rotations, and other manufacturer-recommended maintenance services. With a strong workforce of over 10,000 team members and enduring franchise partnerships, Valvoline Inc. continues to be a driving force in the automotive preventive maintenance sector.
Valvoline Inc. stands as a trusted leader in automotive preventive maintenance, fostering shareholder value through network growth, innovation, and superior customer service. Operating nearly 1,900 service centers across North America, Valvoline Inc. and its franchise partners prioritize customer satisfaction, delivering approximately 27 million services in fiscal year 2023, generating $1.4 billion in revenue from $2.8 billion in system-wide store sales. Valvoline Inc. continues to set industry standards with its 10-time BEST Award-winning training excellence and recognition as a top-rated franchisor by Entrepreneur and Franchise Times.
Source: Financial Times
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