New Owners at Xpress Lube are Familiar Faces

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Sam and Kelley Basey are the new owners of Larry's Xpress Lube and have renamed the longtime Bandon, Oregon, business South Coast Xpress Lube & Tire Pros.

The couple will offer the same services that Larry and Renee Cox did for almost 24 years and will add a few new services as they get their bearings.

It all started with a rumor, said Larry Cox. He wasn't even thinking of selling, but somehow the word got out, incorrectly, that the Xpress Lube was on the market. The phone was ringing "off the hook" with interested buyers, but Larry wasn't selling. Then Sam Basey came in for an oil change and asked if the business was for sale. Something clicked between the two, who have known each other for several years and Larry finally considered the idea.

"I'm happy that Sam asked me when he did or it might not have happened," Cox said. "The timing was right and we made it happen in short order. I'm glad, Sam's from here and he and Kelley know a lot of people too. It happened for a reason."

Read the full story, by Amy Moss-Strong, at

Photo courtesy: Bandon Western World

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