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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.

Tire Talk

by Hunter Howard When you notice your customers’ tire tread wearing thin offer them some helpful information about why it’s a good idea to get them changed sooner rather than later. The tread on a tire is used for more … Continue reading

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VW Bugs in the System

by Hunter HowardDid your mom ever tell you, “If you aren’t going to do something right, don’t do it at all?”  If she didn’t, learn from Volkswagen’s major screw-up this past week. If you’ve spent the last week or two on … Continue reading

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From Distracted Dads to Know-It-Alls Here’s the Scoop on Three Common Customers

by Lauren Henderson The Distracted Dad: We know him, we’ve been him, we love him, distracted dad. Distracted dad dropped his kids off at school and jumped on a impromptu conference call all before 9 a.m. On his way into … Continue reading

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Rally Racing 101: How to Start

by Hunter HowardGetting into rally racing is simpler than it may seem. You don’t have to go through a long, tedious process to get out on the course and put the pedal to the metal. Let us help you by … Continue reading

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Profit Opportunity: Wiper Blades

by Hunter Howard It is so easy to forget about reminding your customers to change their wiper blades but it is one of the easiest and fastest ways you can make more money on a ticket. I suppose it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Let’s Rally

by Hunter Howard One of the best things about most people in the quick lube industry is their jobs incorporate something they truly have a passion for — motors that roar. When the bay doors are rolled down the fun … Continue reading

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Best of Jay Leno’s Garage

by Hunter HowardMany of you get to see interesting cars roll through your bays every day. (If we’re lucky you send them to us to publish in the Customer Rides portion of our magazine.)  But possibly none are more unique than some … Continue reading

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The Comeback ‘Vette

by Lauren Henderson On the heels of the August 2015, Corvette issue of National Oil & Lube News and more than a year after taking a nose dive into a sinkhole under the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, General Motors … Continue reading

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Quick Lubes of the Future

by Hunter Howard Autonomous cars could have a huge impact on the future and be here quicker than you think. In fact, the more features manufacturers add the more apparent it becomes — other than actually steering — cars are … Continue reading

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Once Common Things No Longer Found In Cars

by Hunter Howard We know you’ve seen cool, strange and classic cars roll through your bays but have you noticed less of them rolling in with these six things? Vent Windows Vent windows were all the rage in the pre-air conditioning … Continue reading

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