Lubes in the News

Oil change companies making headlines this week:

• The stock of lube additives company Lubrizol is downgraded.

• A “female friendly” program comes to Canada.

• Tire company closes one store but adds lube shop to another store.

• OILCHG partners with AOCA to send out text messages at iFLEX.

• Announcement from Midas regarding 22 shops bought from franchisee under settlement with California.

• Jiffy Lube aims to raise $1 million for heart disease research.

• Mobil 1 Lube Express shop opens in British Columbia.

• Money stolen from a VIOC in Massachusetts.

• Woman seeks refund from Jiffy Lube – publicly!

• Ashland releases 1Q earnings report, including good news for Valvoline and a 4 percent increase in sales at VIOC stores.

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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