Jiffy Lube History

Jiffy Lube® History & Mission

Jiffy Lube® is one of the largest providers of preventive maintenance and light duty repair in North America. Jiffy Lube® pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 with the opening of the first service center. In fact, you can say we have a history of innovation and a mission to help our customers Leave Worry Behind®.

We’ll be the First to Say, We’ve had a Lot of Firsts

For over 35 years, Jiffy Lube® has consistently pushed the quick lube industry forward. In 1979, we created the first drive-through service bay to make oil changes quicker for our customers. We also introduced the first window sticker to help remind you when to get your next oil change. Jiffy Lube also developed a nationwide database, giving you the freedom to visit any Jiffy Lube location with the peace of mind that your service records will travel with you.

Always Moving Forward

Today, more than 20 million customers each year trust Jiffy Lube® to keep their vehicles running right. We maintain our leadership in the industry by continuously enhancing and improving operations, while also expanding our service offerings to better help you Leave Worry Behind® before, during and after each visit.

National and Local

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Jiffy Lube® International is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Jiffy Lube service centers are 100% franchise-owned. So despite being a national corporation, each location is locally owned by people living in your community.

We’re on a Mission

At Jiffy Lube®, we believe you deserve to be free from the anxiety of keeping your vehicle in top shape. Most importantly, we believe you deserve a service provider you can trust. It’s our mission to be your preventive maintenance providers for the long haul, dedicated to providing the best care for your vehicle while also working with you to stay up-to-date on routine vehicle maintenance so you can Leave Worry Behind®.

And We Have the Hardware to Prove It

We’re proud that the efforts we make to serve you better have been recognized by some of the toughest judges in the industry. Jiffy Lube® is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accredited training provider and has earned American Council on Education (ACE) accreditation. In fact, Jiffy Lube is one of only a handful of franchise organizations to offer college credits approved by the ACE. Some of our recent awards include:

  • Ranked #1 in the 2014 Training Top 125, Training magazine’s annual ranking of companies’ excellence in training and development programs
  • Ranked #3 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2013 Franchise 500®
  • Ranked #4 in the 2013 Learning Elite, CLO magazine’s annual ranking of innovative training companies
  • Ranked #1 in the 2011 ASTD BEST Award for the best international training program by the American Society of Training and Development