National Oil & Lube News

March 2017

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12 NOLN | she was the original owner but the filter looked like it had never been changed. It was full of dirt and grime and even had rat feces stuck in it. e owner said she had never been told her car had a cabin filter. I've heard from other customers that it is something not commonly checked, but it's a part ev- eryone should be made aware of. It needs to be changed on a regular basis and should be part of their normal car care service." More than 1,000 entries were submitted by Service Champ customers across the country. Poll won a $1,000 Visa gift card. David Frazier, of Lightning Lube in Columbia, Tennessee, and Brendon Kelly, with Kelly's Car Wash in Provi- dence, Rhode Island, were second-place finishers. Marleigh Elizabeth Martin, of Valvoline Express Care in Ashland, Virginia, Timothy Morgan, of Grease Monkey West Virginia, and Christopher Peece, of Fast Change Lube and Oil in Nicholas- ville, Kentucky, were third-place winners. A Take 5 Oil Change Crew Comes to the Rescue of an Injured Driver In January, a scary incident happened outside the Take 5 Oil Change on E. Main Street in Spar- tanburg, South Carolina. A gentleman driving on Main Street experienced a seizure, during which he drove off the road and collided with a Take 5 employee's truck. As the vehicle was stopped, the throttle was pinned, causing the tires to spin. Within 30 seconds, store manager Daniel Hutchins and the rest of the Take 5 team on duty grabbed tools and ran out to the wrecked vehi- cle. Getting to the vehicle, they noticed the doors were locked, the man was unconscious and there was a child in the car. Without hesitation, they broke the windows, turned the vehicle off and were able to get the child out of the car safely. Store owner Lee Johnson couldn't have been more proud of his crew. "ey did what they had to do, regardless of the oncoming traffic and spinning tires, to pre- vent a real catastrophe, should the vehicle have come dislodged and slammed into the shop full speed," he said. Johnson wasn't the only one impressed by the crew's fearless and quick actions. A custom- er sent in an email saying, "While having our oil changed today, a wreck occurred in front of the store and into the store parking lot. All of your men rushed to the smoking car. ey were calm, brave and effective. I couldn't be more impressed with them. I will always have my oil changed here. Congratulations on having such outstand- ing employees." Members of the Take 5 Oil Change crew who assisted are Daniel Hutchins, manager; Tyler Hood, assistant manager; Chuck Glen, senior tech; Shane Dillard; Rob Fowler; Patrick Toney and Hunter Brown. Valvoline Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Time-It Lube Valvoline Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Valvoline LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets related to 28 quick lube stores from Time-It Lube LLC and Time-It Lube of Texas, LP (together, "Time-It Lube.") e stores are located in Louisiana and eastern Tex- as. e acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed. Time-It Lube, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, was founded in 1987 and currently employs nearly 200 people. e addition of Time-It Lube will expand the presence of the Valvoline In- stant Oil Change network, currently consisting of more than 1,070 company-owned and fran- A & I Distributors 1-800-829-7877 Arizona Petroleum 1-800-580-5823 Colorado Petroleum 1-800-580-4080 Complete Lube Supply 1-800-461-0781 Crane's Waste Oil 1-800-272-6330 Dennis K. Burke, Inc. 1-800-289-2875 Glockner Oil Co 1-800-289-2979 Grainger Inland Wholesale 1-800-446-5263 International Filters 1-800-872-2333 John R Young Co 1-800-481-3889 Keller Heartt Oil 1-800-423-7513 Key Oil Co. 1-800-950-2645 Kwik Industries 1-800-442-5368 Lard Oil Co. 1-800-738-7738 Levin's Auto Supply 1-800-655-7700 Mays-Shedd Sales 1-800-488-5823 McGlaughlin Oil Co 1-800-839-6589 Oakland Lubrication 1-800-828-1675 Prime Lube 1-800-634-4615 RelaDyne Great Lakes 708-599-8700 Gulf Coast East 800-256-2512 Gulf Coast West 713-747-7411 Mid-South 318-368-3101 Midwest 800-786-2803 Oklahoma 800-256-5017 Reisner Dist 1-800-293-2197 Rowleys Wholesale 1-800-769-5397 Sampson-Bladen Oil Co 1-800-341-9266 Service Champ 1-800-221-0216 1-800-233-9041 S&E Distributors 1-888-251-2609 Whitfield Oil Co. 1-888-394-3835 kafko color.indd 1 12/29/16 10:13 AM

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