Express Oil Change is a car maintenance company consisting of a chain of several shops throughout the southeastern United States, both company owned and franchised. The company headquarters is in 1880 Southpark Drive by the Valleydale Road and U.S. Highway 31 intersection in Hoover. The Express oil change price list is available here or on their website.
Express Oil Change price list:
Express Oil Change Services
Includes Up to 5 Quarts of Oil
|Blend (High Mileage)||$59.00|
|Full Synthetic (House Brand)||$60.00|
|Full Synthetic (Valvoline)||$74.00|
|Full Synthetic (Mobil 1)||$79.00|
The company’s first store opened in 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama, and as of 2010 has more than 170 locations throughout the southeast including Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The company’s story began in the late 1970s when Jim Lunceford learned that a quick oil change service was being offered in the West, and sensing the potential, decided to try it out in the South.
In 1979, he opened the company’s first shop in Birmingham, and the affordable Express prices made it a hit with vehicle owners. By 1984 the company had opened three more locations and franchised one. The company continued to grow in the 1980s and by 1991, the headquarters was moved to Homewood in 190 West Valley Avenue.
In 1987, Rick Brooks, an investor, became interested in franchising for the company, and together with Joe Watson, opened several successful franchises. By the mid 1990s, Brooks and Watson had become the largest franchise owners. Lunceford, by then in his 70s, decided to sell the business to the two.
The 10 Minute Oil Change
The company offers a number of services including scheduled maintenance, brake inspection, tire rotation and transmission service. However, the main thrust of their business is oil change. Currently the company’s services are divided into three sectors: fleet services, service center and oil change. Of all their services, the best known is definitely the 10 Minute Oil Change.
The 10 Minute Oil Change is a quick and driver friendly service that offers a comprehensive examination of your vehicle to ensure that it’s safe to drive. During the service, you’ll get an oil change of your choice, be it full synthetic, semi-synthetic or conventional.
Your oil filter will also be replaced, and the service also comes with fluid level checks, antifreeze and windshield wiper assessments. Belts and hoses are also inspected and the chassis is lubricated as well. Apart from these, the service includes inspection of suspension and steering and check-ups of brake lights and signals.
Other Services Provided
The company also offers an extensive transmission filter service which includes removal and cleaning of the transmission pan. If the filter is old and worn out, it will be replaced, and this won’t take more than 30 minutes. Aside from reasonable Express oil change prices, vehicle owners can also expect a complete fuel system service checkup as well as assessment of air and fuel filters.
Express also offers comprehensive warranty for all their services. An oil change for instance, is covered for three months, and for tire balance and rotation, six months or 6,000 miles on labor and parts. The warranty for the transmission is twelve months or 12,000 miles, and for all other services, Express offers a full 12 months’ warranty or 12,000 miles.
To learn more about Express Oil, visit their official website.