Valvoline Instant Oil Change Expands in Evansville, Indiana

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Great Lakes Quick Lube, LP., the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise in the Midwest, today announced the acquisition of two oil change service centers in Evansville, Indiana.

Great Lakes Quick Lube, LP., the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise in the Midwest, today announced the acquisition of two oil change service centers in Evansville, Indiana. The location at 412 S. Green River Road will provide convenience for customers living and working in the east area of town while the second location is easily accessible, nestled on the west side of Evansville at 4800 West Lloyd Expressway.

Both locations were previously owned and operated by a franchise of Grease Monkey for nearly 20 years. The change in ownership presents immediate change to the menu of services, now under the Valvoline Instant Oil Change name.

“I am extremely excited about this particular acquisition because it allows us to build upon the existing good relationship we have with our current Evansville customers," said Jim Wheat, President of Great Lakes Quick Lube, d.b.a. Valvoline Instant Oil Change. “Acquiring these two additional service centers will provide added convenience for every customer in these areas to experience the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Super Pro oil change with our included maintenance check as well as the preventative maintenance services that our customers in Evansville have become accustomed to,” Wheat added.

With this newest acquisition, Great Lakes Quick Lube now currently operates eight Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers in its Evansville and Owensboro markets, employing more than 46 local residents throughout these locations. The acquisition also marks Great Lakes Quick Lube’s third expansion in 2010, as the company continues on a path of growth, despite the current economical times.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change provides customers with quality service and convenience in preventative car care. The continual growth and success of Great Lakes Quick Lube is a result of the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction and complete excellence; providing customers with quality expert service performed by industry leading certified automotive technicians.

About Great Lakes Quick Lube:
Great Lakes Quick Lube, LP joined the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise program in November 2004. Today, the West Allis, WI-based company is one of the largest franchisees in the Valvoline Instant Oil Change system – operating a total of 106 service centers throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. Visit http://www.greatlakesquicklube.com to learn more about Great Lakes Quick Lube and preventative maintenance car care solutions.

About Valvoline Instant Oil Change
With more than 850 locations throughout the United States, Valvoline Instant Oil Change is the second largest system of franchised and company-owned service centers in the quick lube industry. Each service center offers a complete selection of oil changes, and a complete regimen of preventative maintenance checks and other maintenance services and products, all presented in an environment with the highest emphasis on customer service. Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a subsidiary of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), a 79-year-old, Fortune 500 company. For more information, visit http://www.vioc.com.

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