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2018 Best Looking Lube

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There were a lot of great entries the this year's contest. Take a look at the newest Best Looking Lubes.

First Place

Ashtabula Express Care

Ashtabula, Ohio


This year's winner won over the judges' hearts with its crisp, clean and classic look.

Valvoline Express Care of Ashtabula created a cozy environment that feels more like home than a waiting room. Our judges loved all the automotive nostalgia spread throughout the waiting room.

"I liked the nice large windows for natural light and clean floors and some plants to bring a bit of outside into the waiting room," one judge commented.

Another judge loved the clean, self-serve refreshment bar and the blue safety nets and blue lanes in the bay area.

The competition was as fierce as ever this year. Congratulations to our winner!




Second Place

Great Canadian Oil Change

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

With a nice mix of industrial modern and classic vintage, paired with a clean, open and unique layout, Great Canadian Oil Change came in second by the thinnest of margins.

"This shop is transparency at its finest!" one judge exclaimed. Another judge echoed the sentiment and stated, "I like that all the glass makes it look like they have 'nothing to hide.'"

Our judges also loved the shop's retro waiting room and the palm trees accenting the bays — probably not something you find all over Canada.




Third Place

Jiffy Lube

North Port, Florida

This Jiffy Lube, sporting the Multicare branding, ranked high in several areas with the judges. It had a beautiful, modern waiting room and clean and organized bays.

However, the judges were drawn to the "beachy" exterior — a nod to the locality — and the gorgeous landscaping.

"I really like the plants, planters, bench and nice-looking signage," one judge said.




Honorable Mention

Kwik Kar

Royse City, Texas



With a clean, modern waiting room, immaculate bays and gorgeous Texas stonework, this shop epitomizes what we've come to expect from Kwik Kat facilities. It's also the reason judges tipped their hats, giving this shop an honorable mention in this year's contest.



In addition to naming an overall winner, NOLN also selects winners in three categories: waiting room, landscaping and bays. Those winners are shown here.

Favorite Waiting Room

B's Express Lube

Guntersville, Alabama

Also recognized:

  • Ashtabula Express Care in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Great Canadian Oil Change in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Favorite Landscaping

Ashtabula Express Care

Ashtabula, Ohio

Also recognized:

  • Jiffy Lube in North Port, Florida
  • Great Canadian Oil Change in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Favorite Bays

Ashtabula Express Care

Ashtabula, Ohio

Also recognized:

  • VIOC in Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Great Canadian Oil Change in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


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