Lubes in the News

Companies making headlines this week:

• Auto dealerships go to great lengths to attract customers for service and maintenance work.
• Jiffy Lubes give away Ferraris…sort of.
• Ashland (parent company of Valvoline and Valvoline Instant Oil Change) gets a negative stock rating.
• A Texas couple sues a Jiffy Lube over head injuries.
• The burglars of a Grease Monkey are arrested.
• A Jiffy Lube served as a place of refuge during a California shooting.
• Karn Jilek is elected president of the Jiffy Lube Association of Franchisees, the first female president of that organization. (Jilek was featured on the cover of the April 2004 issue of National Oil & Lube News in an article that detailed the increasing prominence of women in the fast lube industry.)

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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