Our Business FAQ

When was Valvoline Founded?

Valvoline was founded by Dr. John Ellis who formulated a petroleum-based lubricant in 1866 and trademarked the Valvoline name in 1873.

How large a company is Valvoline?

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Valvoline ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume. It also operates and franchises the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States with more than 1,170 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers and the No. 3 quick-lube chain by number of stores in Canada with more than 100 Great Canadian Oil Change locations.

Where are Valvoline headquarters located?

Valvoline World Headquarters are located in Lexington, KY.

Where can I learn more about Valvoline history?

Valvoline has been serving American motorists longer than any other motor oil marketer.

Does Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ have Franchising Oppurtunities?

Since 1986, Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ has been providing quick and convenient preventative maintenance services in neighborhoods across America. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit VIOCFranchise.com