Express Oil Change & Service Center

Franchise Information

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Cash Requirements: $200,000-$350,000
Investment Range:    $200,000-$1.5 Million

“If we had to do it all over again, we would choose the same company.”
Gary and Louise Myers, Franchisees — Alabama

It’s unheard of - 100% Franchisee Satisfaction!

Franchisee seal of approval

The Franchise Research Institute recently conducted an independent franchisee survey of our owners. The results:

• 100% said that they were likely to recommend the franchise to prospective franchisees.
• 100% said that they and their franchisor are committed to a positive, long-term relationship.
• 100% said that Express Oil Change & Service Center understands the fact that if our franchisees are successful, we will be successful.

A sampling of anonymous quotes from our franchisees, when asked what they liked most about Express Oil Change & Service Center as the franchisor:

“Honest with utmost integrity”
“The franchisor will do just about anything it takes to help the franchisor succeed and prosper.”
“The quality of people we deal with on a day to day basis”

Express Oil Change & Service Center has a proud history of support and of developing success-oriented relationships with our franchisees. We take our commitment to successful relationships with our franchise owners seriously, and the results show.


  • Express Oil Change & Service Center has cracked the code!
  • Cars per day* - outpacing the industry by 50%
  • Average store sales, chain-wide** - outpacing the industry by 60%

    Based on National Oil & Lube News (NOLN) 2006 Fast Lube Operator Survey Report reflecting industry averages.

“I’d hate to be competing against us!”
Neel Elliot, published author, former bank executive and current Express Oil Change & Service Center franchise owner — Tennessee

Our Formula for Success

Our five-point formula for success has been proven to work for more than 25 years.

I. Superior Personnel
Through our unique staffing and compensation system, Express Oil Change has been able to hire, train and retain loyal employees who share our mission of service. Customers quickly learn that, at Express Oil Change, services will be performed by friendly, competent technicians they can trust.

II. Expanded Services
Express Oil Change offers a dual business concept with a broader range of high margin services than ordinary fast oil change centers.

Our centers are divided into two departments that provide specialized services and create additional profit centers:

  • The Express Oil Change Department features the 10-minute oil change, 20-minute transmission service, and the installation of wiper blades, light bulbs and fluids.
  • The Express Service Center features mechanical services such as brake repair, tire rotation and balance, air conditioning service, belt and hose replacement and other minor repairs.

The combination of these two departments provides customers with "one-stop shopping" for preventative and routine automotive maintenance needs.

III. Outstanding Site Selection and Facilities
Express Oil Change & Service Center facilities are larger, brighter and more attractive than those of our competitors. Express Oil Change only builds in “A” location sites which are chosen for their high-traffic, destination-oriented retail developments surrounding densely populated communities.

IV. Quality Products
Only top-of-the-line, nationally recognized products are installed in automobiles at Express Oil Change & Service Centers. We have cultivated relationships with vendors of the finest quality products in the market today.

V. Strength of Support
Our highly experienced Franchise Training and Support Officers combine decades of success in every facet of the business. Express Oil Change & Service Center franchisees also benefit from ExpressTrack, a proprietary management system, which allows owners to easily track key indicators in their business, allowing them real time access to the elements in their operations that really move the needle.

“The Express Oil Change model works…and we work it!”

John Lakanen, former executive banker and current Express Oil Change & Service Center
franchise owner — Mississippi


This model has proven itself and is exemplified by a 99% survival rate of all stores built from the ground up over the last 10 years, a rare accomplishment in the franchise industry.

A Great Time To Join Express Oil Change & Service Center

Single and multi-unit franchises are available throughout the southern United States.

No. of Franchised Units:             110
Founded:                                    1979
Franchise Fee:                            $17,500-$27,500
Minimum Available Investment:  $175,000
Required Net Worth:                   $500,000

Express Oil Change & Service Center franchise website

*   Performance relative to EOC&SC original corporate stores against national quick lube industry averages.
Performance relative to EOC&SC chain-wide stores at least one year old against southeastern quick lube industry averages.

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