2013 Fast Lube Operator Survey Results
Football is a beloved American pastime. As the calendar flips to September, football season — and football fever — kicks into high gear, especially in NOLN’s home state of Texas. Football has not only given little boys career aspirations, small towns excitement on Friday nights and university co-eds another reason to party, it has also given us some of the greatest leaders in American history.
Many men have entered the National Football League as a lowly assistant coach, but have risen through the ranks and left as NFL royalty and coaching legends. Not only did these men leave behind championships and legacies, but they also left behind lessons that everyone — especially businessowners and managers — can learn from.
This year, we aim to provide you with pearls of wisdom, a little history and a few fun facts about some of the NFL’s greatest football coaches. Perhaps the hardest part of this assignment was actually choosing nine coaches to make the greatest-ever list. If you agree with my picks, then I’ve done my job; however, if you disagree, tell me which NFL coach should have made the list and why. I’d love to hear your thoughts — just post them on our Facebook page or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only do we hope that fast lube owners and managers can improve their leadership and their businesses with advice from these legendary football coaches, we also hope that our 2013 Fast Lube Operator Survey can provide statistics on the industry that will help guide operators into another successful year.
Just as we do every year, we asked lube owners, operators, managers and corporate officials from across the nation to help themselves, and their industry, by sharing data from many different aspects of their operations. From a questionnaire inserted in the May issue of National Oil & Lube News, posted online and conducted over the telephone, we gathered data regarding average ticket totals, car counts, popular add-on services, customer demographics and more. If you’re looking for information about the fast lube industry, chances are you’ll find it here.
We wouldn’t be able to provide this survey without the help of the many operators who completed the questionnaire about their businesses; however, we do strive to make it better every year. The easiest way for us to provide a better survey is with your help. If you did not complete the survey questionnaire this year, we urge you to complete it next year. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in the industry for two months or 20 years, your data will help us paint a clearer picture of the industry and its trends.
You may remember when the forward pass, free agency and a salary cap were introduced in the NFL. They seemed a little odd, but as time went on, they all revolutionized the league as we know it today.