We’re passionate about cars, as you might expect. But we’re really in the business of taking care of people. At Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) people are our greatest asset.
VIOC opened its doors in 1986, bringing the quality of the Valvoline brand to the do-it-for-me quick lube customer. Today we have 900+ VIOC locations coast to coast, and we serve 9 million customers a year. We don’t just change oil; we protect one of our customers’ most valuable investments. Because they rely on their vehicles, they rely on Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
The process of exploring Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a journey in which you, as a potential franchisee, are looking to see if buying a franchise business would be a good fit for you. That includes evaluating tangible elements, like the financial return you could potentially make and the geographical market(s) you would enter. It also includes evaluating less tangible elements, like the business culture of our organization, the way we manage the franchisor/franchisee relationship, and the camaraderie among our franchisees.
If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, Valvoline Instant Oil Change could be the right opportunity for you. To make the approval process easy, we have a simple approach to becoming one of our franchise owners. The whole process generally takes 3 to 6 months, but you can get started right now.
Thinking of starting an oil change business of your own? A real point of difference for Valvoline Instant Oil Change is that we are not just a franchisor; we are actually in the quick lube business. In fact, we own 270+ quick lube locations, in addition to franchising another 600+ locations. For each of our company-owned locations, we hire employees, manage payroll, pay taxes, depreciate buildings, repair equipment, invest in marketing programs, and serve customers face-to-face. We know intimately the challenges our franchisees face, each and every day. Our Valvoline Business Management Solutions is a product of this hard earned knowledge.
Talent Spotting for Superior Potential
Attracting great employees is key to your success. Our franchise recruitment system pulls from national job sites and employee referrals. Our screening tool helps you quickly eliminate the bottom applicants and pinpoint the top candidates to ensure that you find the best talent.
Onboarding Procedure for New Employees
Once you have employees, we have an onboarding program we refer to as Orientation “in a box”. It is a ready-made program that describes our history, culture and safety procedures using developed materials and videos.
Leadership Training and Involvement
Through classroom training, store-level employees learn about controlling costs, managing labor, controlling inventory, coaching direct reports, evaluating store performance and much more. Senior managers hone their skills in managing high-performance teams and improving business results using leading consulting programs, plus VIOC’s own proprietary training.
VIOC University Opens Career Paths
The VIOC University offers over 60 online courses from entry-level through senior management. It covers the basics from inventory control to service procedures. These online courses give your employees the opportunity to earn our coveted “Super-Pro” certification. Your manager candidates benefit from either the SCM turbo program for fast track service management or from first-time manager training. You give your employees the chance to follow a career path – and track them along the way with our robust reporting system.
Employee Bench Planning
We have an online tool for bench planning that helps you identify and track an employee’s readiness to assume additional responsibilities. The system integrates with the employee performance evaluation, preparing you for when changes in personnel are necessary.
Train-the-Trainer – In-house Experts
When you are ready, we can teach your qualified employees to train others so that you have ready-built, in-house experts.
With all of the VIOC training units working together, you get the benefits of integration to recruit, train, manage, and retain the best employees thanks to our world-class franchise training programs.