Express Oil Change

1880 Southpark Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35244
  • (888) 945-1771 / (205) 945-1771
  • (205) 943-5779 (Fax)

We are among the top ten fast oil change chains in the world. Per unit, sales out-pace our competitors by over 19%. Attractive, state-of-the-art facilities offer expanded, highly profitable services in addition to our ten minute oil change. We also provide transmission service, air conditioning service, brake repair, tire rotation and balancing and miscellaneous light repairs... Most extensive training and franchise support in the industry.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1979

Franchising Since: 1984

Operating Units

Franchised Units 106 50.7%
Company-Owned Units 103 49.3%
Total Operating Units 209 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 209 100.0% In 15 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 209 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators 110

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Alabama 90
Georgia 35
Tennessee 20

Registered in the following Registration States

(not registered in any registration states)

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 44
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Coupons/Rebates, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Closest Training Center Ongoing
Birmingham, AL Ongoing
On-Site Ongoing
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $500K
Cash Investment $350-400K
Total Investment $1,400-1,800K
Average Total Investment $1.7MM


Initial Franchise Fee $35K
Average Franchise Fee $35K
On-Going Royalty 5%
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee 0

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 7
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 22,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 12
USA Yes, South
Canada No
Overseas No
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