Lubes in the News

Oil change companies making headlines this week:

• EZ Lube, reinvigorated under new ownership and management, is looking to hire.

• Bosselman Boss Shops opens six new truck lubes.

• Operator named to chamber of commerce board.

• Ashland lauded by the U.S. EPA for its Valvoline shipping programs.

• Police arrest suspect in slaying of Nebraska lube shop manager.

• New Walmart opens in Washington state — without a Tire and Lube Express. And a New Jersey Walmart plans a remodel that will close its TLE. Begs the question: Is Walmart getting out of the lube business?

• Minnesota Jiffy Lube lauded by blogger for rescuing her and her kid from the cold. The industry could do with more of these tales.

• Property that includes a lube shop sells for $2.3 million.

• Valvoline Instant Oil Change employees stop a man attempting to steal oil filters. (Now what on earth is a guy going to do with an armful of oil filters? Are pawn shops offering top dollar for them these days?)

• What happens when you royally botch miles-to-kilometers calculations? The awesome 3,000-kilometer oil change. (That’s about 1,800 miles, in case you were wondering.)

• New highway construction will flatten a Minnesota Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

(This post written while listening to “Animal” by Def Leppard.)

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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