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?

Best known for its lubricants, Valvoline also markets a number of other brands, including Zerex™ antifreeze and MaxLife™ products created for higher-mileage engines. Valvoline also has a stake in the quick-lube market with its Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM unit, the second largest quick lube chain in the U.S. with some 930 service centers.

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?

For 25 years, 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