Jiffy Lube is a chain of automotive services centers based in Houston in Texas. It operates as part of Shell Oil Company and is ranked on the first position on the National Oil and Lube News 2011. The first Jiffy Lube store was opened in 1971. However, it was only in 1979 that the Jiffy Lube International was established and it happened after James Hindman acquired 7 franchises located at the Western Maryland College.
The company officially became public in 1987 and it becomes the subsidiary for Pennzoil in 1991. Pennzoil was merged with Quaker State in 1998 and the merging has resulted in another 581 Q Lube stores to operate under the Jiffy Lube brand. Jiffy Lube now has more than 2,200 franchise service centers operated by 252 groups in USA and Canada.
The main automotive service that Jiffy Lube offers is oil changing services. They offers 4 types of oil changing services including conventional, high mileage, synthetic blend, and full synthetic. The conventional oil changing services aims to offer general good protection for the vehicle. High mileage is suitable for vehicles that have traveled for a long distance of more than 75,000 miles. Full synthetic oil offers the best overall protection, performance, cleaning and protection in extreme temperature.
Jiffy Lube service center can help you to fix all kinds of issues in the air conditioning system of your vehicle for example air that comes out of the vents are not cool, lack of air flow, moisture, and smelly odor. The technicians are trained to perform evaluation on different parts of the car air conditioning system such as serpentine belt, and air conditioning compressor.
Jiffy Lube service center can offer replacement of the air filter in the passenger cabin and engine so that there is better air quality in the car interior. They can help you in fixing filters that are clogged with dirty particles, making lots of noises, slower acceleration and lesser air flow.
The tire alignment services can bring your vehicle to the proper alignment if the tire is pulled to the left or right. It can solve problems associated with the misalignment of the tires such as steering wheel vibration, and uneven worn out on the tire. If your steering wheel is to the right or left but the wheel stays straight, they can also make the necessary adjustment and fix the problem.
They also offer battery replacement services if you see symptoms such as dimmer headlights, engine is not starting, weaker horn sounds and slow engine. Jiffy Lube brake services is designed for vehicles that have traveled for more than 12,000 miles and have not undergo any brake servicing. Your car needs brake servicing if you see symptoms such as grinding or squealing noises when braking, and takes longer time to brake.
Jiffy Lube offers 12 months/12,000 miles warranty coverage for a number of automotive services including car engine, emission control system, brake system overhaul, shocks and struts, alignment, CV joints, and heating. It offers 24 months/24,000 miles warranty for other brake system parts excluding overhaul and 3 months/3,000 miles warranty for alignment in commercial vehicles. The corporate address for Jiffy Lube International Inc is P. O. Box 4427 Houston, TX 77210-4458 Tel: (800) 344-6933.
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