Express Oil Change Franchise

Auto repair service center specializing in oil changes

Former gas station manager Jim Lunceford founded Express Oil Change in 1979 after hearing about a West Coast business that offered quick oil changes. Lunceford brought the concept to Alabama, opened four centers and began franchising in 1984. In 1996, franchisees Joe Watson and Ricky Brooks purchased Express Oil Change from Lunceford and began expanding the company into Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. Two years later, the company purchased Tune-Up Clinics, a 28-store chain based in Atlanta. Twenty-five Tune-Up Clinic locations became Express Oil Change centers after the purchase.

Seeking new franchise units in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Midwest, North
Carolina, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest,
Tennessee and Texas    

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How much does it cost to open a Express Oil Change Franchise?

The investment required to open a Express Oil Change Franchise is between $1,863,000-$2,716,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Express Oil Change name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first Express Oil Change open? 1979
When did Express Oil Change start Franchising? 1983

United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Third Party Financing Source(s): Citigroup, the SBA, SouthTrust Bank, AmSouth Bank, Compass Bank

On-The-Job Training: 296 hours
Classroom Training: 24 hours
Additional Training: At training centers

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

85% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6 - 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. There must be a partner running the operations.

Business Experience:

No previous auto mechanical experience or knowledge is necessary. We look for general business accumen, strong communication and people skills for motivating your staff and working with customers, a high level of energy, a positive attitude, a drive to succeed at your own business, and future goal orientation.

Your income potential as a Express Oil Change Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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Express Oil Change

Express Oil Change

Express Oil Change
1880 Southpark Dr.
Birmingham, AL


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