Jiffy Lube Overview

Jiffy Lube operates more than 2000 franchised automotive service centers in North America. It is based in Texas and is a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Jiffy Lube was founded in the late 1970s and grew rapidly in the 1980s when it had almost 1000 service centers. They now serve over 24 million customers in any given year.   Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2012 Franchise 500 ranked Jiffy Lube number 15 and it was considered number 73 on the Franchise Times 2011 Top 200 Franchise Chains by Worldwide Sales. Jiffy Lube claims to provide customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles.

At the beginning, Jiffy Lube was only a lube service center. The chain began as an association of seven fast lube centers located across the Western United States.  Jiffy Lube currently offers a menu of many preventative maintenance services for your vehicle.  They focus on 4 key areas: Change, inspect, Check/fill and Clean. One service that might not be considered part of regular maintenance that automotive centers offer is windshield repair services. Besides the services that are listed below in more detail, additional services Jiffy Lube offers are: air filtration services, cooling system service, drive train services, fuel system services, inspections and emissions, and windshield services.

Jiffy Lube also offers fleet services. Included in these services are the following benefits: purchase controls, consolidated billing, secure transactions, dedicated account manager and multiple payment options.

 
Best Service
Jiffy Lube’s best service they offer is Oil, Lube and Filter. As the name states, it started as just a lube center, increasing in it’s menu of services over the last few decades. But oil changes still remain their signature service and Jiffy Lube even has a customer loyalty program based on that service. The Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, is a service that offers customers something more than just a standard oil and filter change at a certain time or mileage interval. In 2011, Jiffy Lube introduced a new program called Oil Change Schedule which allows customers to choose how often they have their oil changed based on vehicle manufacturer recommendations, driving habits, as well as road conditions they encounter. This program provides a schedule of oil change that is unique for each driver instead of having customers change their oil every 3,000 miles like in the past.

Tire Services
Oils, Lube & Filter Services

Conclusion

Jiffy Lube offers customers a wide range of preventative maintenance services but little repair services.  From an oil, lube and filter shop, they have expanded their services over the decades they have been in business. They now operate thousands of franchised locations all over North America. Their  Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change is still their signature service and is well-received among their customers.