National Oil & Lube News

March 2017

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20 NOLN | www.noln.net 353 Stores and Growing Total Total 2017 Facility Signage/Associated Chain/ Operating Operating Rank Company Headquarters 2/29/16 2/28/17 1 Lighthouse Lube (Mobil 1 Lube Express), WI 13 27 2 Automasters of Asheboro (Valvoline Express Care), NC 19 25 3 Express Automotive Group (Havoline xpress lube, Texas Oil Express and Kwik Kar), TX 18 24 4 Wash Depot Holdings, Inc./Mobil 1 Lube Express at Simoniz & Sparkling Image Car Washes, MA 21 20 5 Speed Lube 10-Minute Oil Change (Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil Change), IL 16 16 6 Sayle Oil Co. (8 Shell Rapid Lube, 4 Dipstix, 1 Tire and Service Center), MS 13 13 TOP ASSOCIATED CHAINS 2017 Rank 2016 Rank Facility Signage/Company Headquarters 1 1 Mobil 1 Centers, VA 1 3,200 2 2 Havoline xpress lube, CA 1 1,432 3 3 TBC Retail (Big O, Midas Auto Service Experts), FL 1,000 4 4 Wal-Mart Auto Care Centers, AR 1 266 5 5 Jiffy Lube, TX 170 6 6 Meineke Car Care Centers, NC 91 7 8 Precision Tune Auto Care, VA 68 8 7 Grease Monkey, CO 67 9 9 Pennzoil 10-Minute Oil Change, TX 50 10 SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, CO 2 44 11 11 Valvoline Express Care, KY 17 12 10 Aamco Transmissions, PA 8 TOTAL 6,405 Total Operating 2/28/17 U.S.-BASED LUBE CHAINS RANKED BY NUMBER OF FOREIGN FACILITIES 1 estimate 2 purchased by Grease Monkey International LLC in February 2017 2017 Rank 2016 Rank Facility Signage/Company Headquarters Total Operating 2/28/17 1 Mobivia Groupe, France 1 2,000 2 5 Petromin Express, Saudi Arabia 665 3 1 Kwik-Fit, U.K. 600 4 2 Speedy, France 556 5 6 Feu Vert, France 343 6 7 Ultra Tune, Australia 270 7 8 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service, Australia 240 8 9 National Tyres & Autocare, U.K. 235 9 10 Mr. Lube, Canada 165 10 11 Goodyear Autocare, Australia 125 11 12 Speedy Auto Service, Canada 73 12 13 Great Canadian Oil Change, Canada 60 13 14 Pit Stop, New Zealand 44 14 15 Oil Changers, Canada 31 15 16 Lube City Express Oil Change, Canada 26 16 17 Future Auto Service, Australia 11 17 18 Minit Lube, Canada 8 18 19 Economy Lube, Canada 7 TOTAL 5,459 1 Facilities are operated as ATU, Norauto, Auto5 Centers, Midas and Carter Cash INTERNATIONAL FAST LUBE CHAINS RANKED BY NUMBER OF FACILITIES Fast Lubes e 50 operating fast lube chains represented on the list operate a total of 7,493 facilities, which is an increase of 621 facilities from last year's total. Part of the increase of facilities comes from the SpeeDee stores that appeared on the lube- plus list last year, under former par- ent company TBC Retail. In February 2017, Grease Mon- key International bought SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service from TBC Retail. In October 2016, Driv- en Brands acquired Lube Stop, and in December 2016, Driven Brands acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Express Lube. Driven Brands also acquired Take 5 Oil Change in March of 2016. It's reported that by the end of the year, the Lube Stop and Express Lube stores will be re- branded as Take 5 Oil Change. Also, Valvoline has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Time-It Lube, and that deal is expected to close shortly after press time. Lube-Plus e 61 operating lube-plus chains represented on the list operate a total of 17,102 facilities, which is a decrease of 366 facilities year over year. Part of the decrease on the list is attributed to Wash Depot Holdings, Inc./Mobil 1 Lube Ex- press at Simoniz & Sparkling Image Car Washes. ese carwashes with Mobil 1 Lube Express facilities are now represented on the associated chains list, instead of the lube-plus list. Sears' tightening of the belt ac- counts for another part of the de- crease in stores on the lube-plus list. In press releases issued in De- cember 2016 and January 2017, Sears announced it would close 42 retail locations, including 30 auto centers. S

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