Lubes in the News

Back from the holidays with oil change companies making headlines, including:

• More on Ford’s push to make Quick Lane one of the market leaders (though they’re a ways from catching Jiffy Lube).

• Jiffy Lube helps sponsor an innovation contest at Cal-Berkeley, with interesting results.

• How Bebo’s Express Car Wash & Fast Lube raised more than $1,400 (though you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find it).

• Carwash and Xpress Lube employees help pull a family from a burning car. More here and here.

• Iowa lube operator catches a burglar on tape. Now police just have to find him.

• Man killed in a shootout at a Jiffy Lube. More here.

• A man who showed up drunk to a Jiffy Lube pleads guilty.

• Finally, from BND.com, an Illinois lube shop comes up with a sliding scale price system.
“Express Lube Plus in Granite City is now offering a sliding scale system to accommodate consumers on a fixed income…the lube and oil change and full-service auto repair (shop)…will provide discounts for those with limited incomes that include those on Social Security, disability, public aid and unemployment. To qualify, customers must provide proper documentation showing proof of income…”

(This post written while listening to “Derezzed” by Daft Punk. Yeah, I saw “Tron: Legacy” a couple of weeks ago and loved it!)

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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