Quick Lubes


Mixed Results for Fast Lubes

Lube Report - September 10, 2014

While U.S. quick lubes average ticket totals crossed the $70 mark for the first time, average yearly sales per store dec ...



Lubes'n'Greases - April 23, 2014

Steve Swedberg heads to New Orleans to learn whats on the minds of fast-lube operators.


State Dishes Fines for Oil Release

Lube Report - March 12, 2014

The state of Oregon issued $30,400 in fines to a quick lube and a plumber for intentionally discharging an oily mixture ...


Lawsuit Hits at Jiffy Lube Intervals

Lube Report - May 23, 2012

Jiffy Lube International has become the target of a class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court for the Coun ...


Fast Lubes Ring Up $8.7B in Sales

Lube Report - March 21, 2012

The number of U.S. fast lubes stands at 16,005, down 711 stores from a year ago, according to National Oil & Lube N ...


VIOC Targets Virginia for Growth

Lube Report - February 22, 2012

Valvoline Instant Oil Change on Monday announced plans to expand its quick lube franchise into the Richmond, Va., market ...


Fewer Cars, Higher Sales at Quick Lubes

Lube Report - September 16, 2009

While car counts continued to decline at U.S. quick lube facilities, down by 1.5 cars per day from 2008 to an average 32 ...


Jiffy Lubes Largest Franchisee Bankrupt

Lube Report - January 16, 2008

Heartland Automotive Holdings, the largest U.S. Jiffy Lube franchisee, and its affiliates on Jan. 7 filed for Chapter 11 ...


Shell Rules the Fast-lube Roost

Lube Report - September 14, 2005

Shell Lubricants Pennzoil or Quaker State motor oils are listed as the house brand by 36 percent of smaller U.S. quick-l ...


Survey: Valvoline Grabs Fast Lube Sales

Lube Report - September 22, 2004

Valvoline significantly increased its share of oil changes performed by independent quick lubes, according to results of ...


Small Towns = Smaller Quick-lube Profits

Lube Report - April 7, 2004

Quick lubes may be moving into small-town America, but assumptions about them offering less profitability are turning ou ...