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At a Glance

  • Founded: 1988
  • Locations: 1,327
  • Initial Investment: $ $ 181 K - $3,158 K
  • Headquarters: Lexington, KY
  • Category: Auto Services and Repair Automotive Oil Change

Valvoline Franchise Information

Becoming a Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee

Many entrepreneurs are becoming franchisees. In fact, our most profitable franchise owners have a strong business background and the ability to build and lead high-performance teams. They recognize the benefits of following a proven system and are driven by the passion of creating a legacy for themselves and their employees. Becoming a Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee is an easy decision if you answer “yes” to the three questions below.

Are you:

  • A successful business person looking for a proven franchise opportunity?
  • Already a multi-unit operator interested in diversifying your franchise business portfolio?
  • An independent quick lube owner needing more tools to help grow your business?

If you said yes to any one of these questions, Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) could be the right oil change franchise opportunity for you.

Becoming a franchisee with VIOC will allow you to jump-start your success with a proven business model. With VIOC, you’ll be partnered with an experienced support team, and you’ll have access to training, technology and tools that work.

The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise Culture

At Valvoline Instant Oil Change, we’ve had 25 years of success in the automotive business, building on Valvoline’s 140-year heritage in motor oil and business culture. Our first VIOC franchisees joined the business in 1988, and since then we’ve grown to over 900 locations in 42 states. The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise culture produces success.

“People. Cars. Greatness.”

These three words are emblazoned on our shirts, our notecards, and our awards. They tell you a lot about our culture. Above all things, we take care of people first: our franchisees, our employees, our customers. A love of cars brings us together, whether it’s NASCAR racing or the deeply felt commitment to taking good care of our customers’ vehicles, one of their most valuable investments. And our commitment to greatness comes from our competitive spirit. We want to be the best at what we do.

The VIOC Customer Experience

What drives customers into our service centers time after time? Our customers are loyal because we deliver a no-pressure, fast and friendly oil change with knowledgeable recommendations, experienced service delivery and transparent pricing.  None of this happens by accident. We’ll provide you with the procedures and tools you need to deliver the VIOC experience for every customer, every time.

The Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee Profile

The process of exploring Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a journey in which you, as a potential franchisee, are looking to see if buying a franchise business would be a good fit for you. That includes evaluating tangible elements, like the financial return you could potentially make and the geographical market(s) you would enter. It also includes evaluating less tangible elements, like the business culture of our organization, the way we manage the franchisor/franchisee relationship, and the camaraderie among our franchisees.

A good fit is as important to us as it is to you, and in fact, we are evaluating you as closely as you are evaluating us. We recognize that each franchise candidate brings unique skills and abilities to the table. However, there are a several characteristics that are crucial for success. Some of these characteristics are tangible, others intangible, but they’re all non-negotiable. Do you fit the franchisee profile?–Here are the top 4 traits of a successful franchisee.

  1. Successful Business Management Experience:

    We’re looking for proven management experience with strong business acumen. An entrepreneurial mindset is a must; prior business ownership is a plus. Automotive experience is not required.

  2. Financial Capability:

    Development costs for a single VIOC service center range from $200,000 to $2,000,000 depending on whether you build or buy an existing facility, purchase or lease property, equipment, and signage. We require our franchisees to demonstrate financial stability with liquid assets of $300K to $800K and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. Actual requirements for each franchisee will depend on your goals for market development strategy and the scope of your initial investment.

  3. Great Leadership Qualities:

    We are looking for self-starters who like working for themselves and building strong teams. Our most successful franchisees are smart, resourceful, involved, inquisitive, persistent, customer-oriented, and committed to continuously improving their businesses.

  4. Commitment to Business:

    Starting a business is hard work. As a Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee, you have the advantage of launching your business with the business tool kit we use in 900+ locations nationwide. We’re looking for franchise candidates who will embrace those tools, commit to the brand standard, and execute at a high level day in and day out.

The business ownership opportunity with Valvoline Instant Oil Change is an opportunity to be part of a successful national brand. Is buying a franchise business a good fit for you? That depends. Do you want to plug in to a readily scalable system that has been carefully created and optimized over our 25 years? Do you value the knowledge gained from collaborating with fellow franchisees? Is it important to you to be part of a system where the franchisor actually owns and operates their own stores?

If you answered yes to these questions, maybe this could be a good fit for you.

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