At a Glance
- Founded: 1979
- Locations: 1,939
- Initial Investment: $ 207K - 500K
- Headquarters: Houston, TX
- Category: Auto Services & Repair Automotive Oil Change
Jiffy Lube is the biggest chain of auto maintenance locations with a quick lube change in the country. Though Jiffy Lube’s most popular service is an oil change, it also offers a variety of other auto maintenance services including repairs to the air filtration, air conditioner, transmission, windshield, cooling system, and fuel system. Additionally, Jiffy Lube locations are certified for emissions inspections.
The decline of full-service gas stations in the 1970s left many consumers without their traditional sources for oil changes. Jiffy Lube began under Jim Hindman in 1979 as an association of seven fast-lube centers in the Western United States. Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc. was acquired by Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. in the 1990s, which was then acquired by Shell Oil Company in 2002. Jiffy Lube has franchised locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.