When a franchise candidate signs their first single store Franchise Agreement - or a multi-store Area Development Agreement to become an EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® and Service Center franchisee, he or she pays an IFF - Initial Franchise Fee of $35,000. Currently, the IFF for a franchisee's subsequent EXPRESS OIL CHANGE® and Service Center franchises is $17,500. The term of the Franchise Agreement is 10 years. There is no fee charged on renewals of the Agreement. Franchisees pay a 5% Royalty monthly on Gross Sales. Franchisees are required to spend 3% of Gross Sales monthly on local store marketing activities to promote their business with support and guidance from the corporate Marketing Department.