Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers
Oil changes, tire services, tune-ups, repairs

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers
Oil changes, tire services, tune-ups, repairs

About
Founded

1979

Franchising Since

1983 (37 Years)

Corporate Address

1880 Southpark Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35244

Leadership

Ricky Brooks, CEO

Parent Company

Golden Gate Capital

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,863,000 - $2,716,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$350,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

324 hours

Classroom Training:

12 hours

Additional Training:

At training centers

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

6 - 8

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,863,000 High - $2,716,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

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Updated: October 15th, 2018