Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise

Automotive quick-lube service

We’re passionate about cars, as you might expect. But we’re really in the business of taking care of people. At Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) people are our greatest asset.
We bring the quality
of the Valvoline brand to the do-it-for-me quick lube customer. Today we
have 900+ VIOC locations coast to coast, and we serve
9 million
customers a year. We don’t just change oil; we protect one of our
customers’ most valuable investments. Because they rely on their
vehicles, they rely on Valvoline Instant Oil Change.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a division of The Valvoline Co. and was created in 1986 with the purchase of quick-lube centers throughout New York, Minneapolis and Michigan. The public company began franchising in 1988 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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

The estimated investment required to open a Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise is between $181,000-$3,158,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Valvoline Instant Oil Change name.

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    15 years

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When did the first Valvoline Instant Oil Change open? 1986
When did Valvoline Instant Oil Change start Franchising? 1988
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes No
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): Citi Capital, the SBA

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

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40% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (97% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Valvoline Instant Oil Change

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change

    Valvoline Instant Oil Change
    100 Valvoline Wy.
    Lexington, KY


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