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  1. June 16, 2015

    Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Provide Quick, Customer-Centric Service

    Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Provide Quick, Customer-Centric Service
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  2. May 01, 2015

    Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

    Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, a Birmingham, Alabama-based fast lube and full-service automotive chain and franchisor, is excited to announce Ricky Brooks, the company’s CEO, as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Southeast finalist.
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  3. May 25, 2015

    Express Oil Acquires 23 Retail Locations

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Express Oil Change & Tire Service added 23 retail tire and auto service locations to its network in three separate acquisitions throughout the South in recent weeks but is still evaluating how it will incorporate its Tire Engineers identity into the acquired stores.
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  4. March 25, 2015

    Express Oil Buys Three Tire Businesses

    In addition to the acquisition of Birmingham, Ala.-based Savannah Tire earlier this month, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers purchased Upton Tire Pros, with four locations near Jackson, Miss., and Trax Tires, with 10 locations near Mobile, Ala.
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  5. May 01, 2015

    Savannah Tire Sold to Express Oil

    Savannah Tire and Rubber Co., which does business as Savannah Tire, Brake and Alignment Centers, has been sold to Express Oil Change & Service Center LLC, a Birmingham, Alabama-based fast lube chain and franchisor.
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  6. March 20, 2015

    Express Oil Buys Savannah Tire

    Express Oil Change & Tire Service has acquired nearly all the assets of Savannah Tire Brake & Alignment Centers, a Savannah-based dealership operating nine retail locations under the Tire Pros umbrella.
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  7. May 13, 2014

    New Tires to the Rear

    If you buy only two new tires, consider putting them on the rear axle. Purchasing four tires is the ideal, but as a cheapskate, I understand the pain of tossing two half-worn tires when the other two are completely worn out. I’m here to help fellow tightwads stay safe.
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  8. February 06, 2015

    Cypress gets new Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Supercenter

    Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers is excited to announce the opening of a new Supercenter location at 9340 Barker Cypress Rd. in Cypress. To celebrate the grand opening, the store will be offering a variety of specials: discounted full-service oil changes, which include a free pair of wiper blades, a free tire rotation and […]
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  9. May 30, 2014

    How Ricky Brooks Took the Wheel at Express Oil Change

    About 27 years ago, a client asked Ricky Brooks to help him raise capital to develop several Express Oil Change & Service Center locations. Ultimately, that client didn’t follow through with his plans. But Brooks liked what he saw in the chain, which at the time had 48 stores, all in Alabama. So, instead of the client, […]
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  10. April 10, 2014

    6 Vehicle Safety Tips for Spring Travel

    Spring Break is happening for a lot of folks this week and next, and many people are gearing up for car trips right around Easter, as well. I know my family will be doing some traveling in the next two weeks, so we need to take a moment to make sure our car is ready […]
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  11. February 03, 2014

    Express Oil Going Full Tilt with Tires

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Express Oil Change & Service Center L.L.C., a Birmingham-based fast-lube chain and franchisor, is getting into tire retailing in a major way following its purchase last year of Tire Engineers, a Birmingham-based, 66-year-old family-owned tire and auto service dealership. That acquisition, in February, has served as a launching pad for Express […]
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  12. January 15, 2014

    Companies Gear Up for 2014 at Franchise Expo South-Houston

    Don Larose, senior vice president of franchise development for Express Oil Change & Service Center, agrees with Wieters assessment of lead generation taking a front seat in 2014. “I see lead generation services doing more to deliver pre-qualified leads to their client companies due to the proliferation of sites and services that were quite often […]
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  13. November 27, 2013

    Former pilot to open Express Oil Change & Service Center in Greensboro

    Former airline pilot Brooks Mayson is planning to next week open a 3,100-square-foot Express Oil Change & Service Center at 3003 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. The center will be the second location owned by Mayson, who also operates an Express Oil Change & Service Center in Kernersville that opened in 2008. “We’re thrilled to be able to […]
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  14. October 29, 2013

    Children’s Dedicates ArtPlay Creation to Express Oil Change

    Patients and families receiving cancer care at Children’s of Alabama now have an additional source of encouragement thanks to an art donation made today that was designed by patients in the hospital’s cancer clinic. The new artwork – entitled “Express Yourself” – recognizes Express Oil’s $38,489 donation to the Hope and Cope program at the […]
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  15. October 01, 2013

    From Fast Food to Fast Lube – The Story of Ricky Brooks and Express Oil Change

    What does a fast food restaurant have in common with a fast lube? Not much, and while the differences between the two are glaringly obvious, operating a popular fast food franchise and spending time in the food service industry is exactly where Ricky Brooks, current CEO of Alabama-based Express Oil Change and Service Center, began […]
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  16. September 04, 2013

    Brand Refreshers – Franchises get a boost with a new prototype

    Another established franchise system refreshing its brand is Birmingham, Ala.-based Express Oil Change & Service Center. The nearly 200-unit quick-lube chain, that also offers a full-service mechanical department in each locations, has made changes in three distinct areas: First, the company gave their corporate stores a facelift, bringing them up to date and making them […]
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  17. April 01, 2013

    Express Oil rolls out co-branded Tire Engineers stores

    Birmingham-based Express Oil Change and Service Center has introduced stores that also feature the services of recently acquired company Tire Engineers as it plans for expansions in coming years. Express, which bought Birmingham-based Tire Engineers in February, opened seven co-branded stores in July and plans for 25 more by the end of this year. The company said the […]
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  18. March 27, 2013

    Gregg Gaskins: Multi-Unit Franchise Innovator

    Gaskins: ” Technology has played a significant role in our business environment. First and foremost, it allows us to communicate with our customers much more often and in a more cost-effective manner while providing relevant information to make their lives a little easier. At Express oil Change & Service Center, we now have a method […]
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  19. February 01, 2013

    Express Oil Change’s Change A Life Campaign to Benefit Children’s of Alabama

    (Birmingham, Ala.)–Can getting your oil changed help cure cancer? During the month of April it can, with the help of Birmingham-based Express Oil Change & Service Center’s Change-A-Life Campaign. Throughout the month of April, the quick-service car care franchise will donate $1 from every oil change in all of its 35 Birmingham area locations to […]
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  20. February 20, 2013

    Express Oil Acquires Tire Engineers

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Express Oil Change & Service Center, a Birmingham-based auto service chain with 195 locations in 12 states, has acquired Birmingham-based Tire Engineers, the companies announced. The terms of the deal that married the two home-grown auto service chains were not disclosed. Tire Engineers, a third-generation, family-owned business, has seven locations. Ricky Brooks, CEO of […]
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  21. January 14, 2013

    Smooth landing: A jointly owned franchise keeps two pilots flying high

    When Eastern airlines went bankrupt in the early 1990s, John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs. The two pilots began flying for other carriers, dreaming of the day they could retire and ease out of the cockpit and into their La-Z-Boys. But over the following two decades, they watched as the airline industry struggled […]
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  22. October 03, 2012

    Franchises with a Philanthropic Twist

    Many businesses get involved in charity work, and franchise companies are no exception. Express Oil Change’s primary philanthropic focus is supporting Children’s of Alabama. Each September, Express Oil Change donates for every oil change performed to the art therapy program at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama. […]
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  23. October 03, 2012

    Express Oil Change fights hunger, participates in Alabama-Auburn Food Fight

    (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.)—Each year, the rivalry between University of Alabama and Auburn University grows. Since 1994, the schools have fueled the fire by going head to head in the annual Alabama-Auburn Food Fight, which motivates fans across the state to support their individual school by contributing to each university’s respective food drive to see who can […]
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  24. August 10, 2012

    Express Oil Change’s Change-A-Life Campaign to Benefit Children’s of Alabama

    BIRMINGHAM (August 10, 2012) – Can getting an oil change help cure childhood cancer? Throughout September, with the help of Express Oil Change and Service Center, it can.Starting Sept. 1, Express Oil Change will donate $1 to Children’s of Alabama for every oil change performed in one of their 35 participating Birmingham-area locations. All proceeds will benefit […]
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  25. April 27, 2011

    Express Oil Change Reopens in Tuscaloosa After Devastating Tornado

    The Express Oil Change & Service Center at 604 15th St. E., Tuscaloosa, is scheduled to re-open this morning at 7:30 a.m. The franchise oil-change center was destroyed in the April 27, 2011, tornado. Its owner, John Carney, said the 15 months since the storm were a major challenge to the rebuilding of his business. […]
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  26. July 17, 2012

    Express Oil Change Debuts in Indiana

    Growing Automotive Services Chain Opens First of Many Locations Planned For Indiana July 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // Dyer, Ind. – The state’s first Express Oil Change & Service Center will open its doors at 1339 Joliet Street in Dyer on Sat., July 21. Munster resident Nancy Johnson will open the new automotive services business, which will service all […]
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  27. June 21, 2012

    New Express Oil Change in Orlando, FL

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Retired pilots David Smith, 68, and John Grassia, 65, met 25 years ago while working for the same company. And even though both remain passionate about flying, the pair has recognized a steady and growing marketplace for automotive services in the Sunshine State. As a result, they opened the first Express Oil Change & […]
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  28. April 06, 2012

    Express Oil Change to Debut in Dyer, IN

    4/6/2012 – Express Oil Change to Debut in Dyer, IN DYER | Express Oil Change & Service Center, a quick-lube and automotive services business, will debut its first Midwest location in Indiana this summer. Nancy Johnson, of Munster, will open a location at 1339 Joliet St. in Dyer. She will run the family-owned business with […]
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  29. February 17, 2012

    New Automotive Service Center Opens in South Tampa

    South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch South Tampa has a new automotive service center. Valrico resident Scott Webster opened this month the first Express Oil Change & Service Center in Tampa at 4526 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. “We’re looking forward to offering a much needed service in the area,” said Webster. “Though our company is known for […]
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  30. May 07, 2010

    Express Oil Change CEO Ricky Brooks on Franchising

    Issue EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center CEO Ricky Brooks explains some of the benefits of becoming an EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® franchisee such as high quality of life, a good return on investment, employee satisfaction, and a business support model that evolves based on the changing demands of the consumer.

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  31. April 08, 2010

    Vehicle Maintenance Tips

    Charles Jackson, owner of the Hattiesburg, MS, EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center location provides vehicle maintenance tips you should take once winter’s chill has past such as checking your tire pressure, replacing your car’s filters (air filter, fuel filer, cabin filter), inspecting belts and hoses, and checking all vehicle fluid levels.
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  32. January 01, 2010

    Careers for Veterans

    A career as an EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center franchisee can be a good fit for many veterans as the Express Oil Change has proven to be a business model that is structured, less risky, and one that offers a good quality of life.
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  33. March 03, 2010

    Atlanta Business Radio: Express Oil Change Franchisee Featured

    EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center of Woodstock, GA, franchisee Bill Aicklen discusses the key attributes he looked for in a franchise business opportunity before joining the EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® system.
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  34. September 14, 2010

    Brooks Mason featured in Triad Business Journal

    Kernersville, NC, EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® and Service Center franchisee Brooks Mayson explains that his choice to end his career as a commercial pilot and become an EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® franchisee came down to the fact that the brand offers under one roof oil changes and other vehicle maintenance services as well as a variety vehicle repairs in one location.
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  35. July 20, 2010

    Joe and Rosa Oswalt in the St. Petersburg Times

    Brooksville, FL, EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® & Service Center franchisees Joe and Rosa Oswalt’s professional career took them to thirteen states before they settled into this Central Florida community. EXPRESS OIL CHANGE’s company history and values are ultimately what attracted them to become franchisees of the brand.
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  36. May 22, 2010

    Greg Gaskins featured in the Columbia Star

    Columbia Star Columbia, SC, multi-unit franchisee Gregg Gaskins and his team offer full-service mechanical bays for just about every vehicle repair. Quick oil changes – around 10-minutes, however, are his center’s stock in trade.
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