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How will Electric Vehicles Impact the Quick Lube Industry

It seems everywhere you turn these days, someone is asking the question — how will electric vehicles (EV) impact my industry? What can I do today to minimize the disruption to my business? While we hear these questions from many new acquirers in the industry and clients we service, including quick lube and other service providers, the answer depends on where you live and your time horizon. EV’s still only account for roughly 2 percent of auto sales in the US, with only a few exceptions.


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Paradise Shops Reopen

Lyons Express Lube & Oil and C&J Service Center re-opened their businesses on Wednesday. Lyons, family-owned shop almost was destroyed the day of the Camp Fire. But Paul Lyons, the shop’s owner from Paradise lost his house and 15 classic cars. Read more of Paul Lyons' story in Hope Not Lost in Paradise: How Lyons Express Oil & Lube Was Saved From Destruction.


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Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Helps Get Customers Out of the Path of Hurricanes

A common scene on the nightly news late in 2018 was roads jammed with cars as residents first in Florida and then in North and South Carolina sought to evacuate before the arrival of a hurricane. Those who opted to ride out the storms regretted it, notably Hurricane Michael, which was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the United States.


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Hope Not Lost in Paradise

How Lyons Express Oil & Lube Was Saved From Destruction Given that at least 77 people were killed at press time and more than 215 square miles of land was burned in November’s Northern California wildfire known as the Camp Fire, it would be easy to believe it resulted in Paradise Lost.


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2018 Operator of the Year: A Very Family Affair

Dave and Joye Griffin have built up quite the family business. That “family” now includes more than 500 employees across multiple businesses: 56 Jiffy Lube locations (with two more under construction), two detailing centers, three carwashes, a collision center and one Mighty Auto Parts franchise.
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Is The Doctor In?

Like a good doctor, a good automotive technician is always treating two 'patients': The customer and the vehicle. Skills with the car aren’t good enough; you’ve gotta have people skills, too.
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Keepin’ It Rio

I was invited to Brazil to introduce technicians and mechanics to service technology and products widely available in the United States. In Brazil, the array of products available was not so different. However, the perceptions and general knowledge of the service industry were based on a system that was changing rapidly as drivers’ needs were evolving at a daunting rate.
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Giving Back: Henley Enterprises Helps Wipe Away Cancer

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women, no matter the race or ethnicity. More can be done, and this is why Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC), is once again raising funds and working to increase awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
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