Valvoline Inc. announced that it has opened its first company-owned heavy-duty fleet service center.
Valvoline has taken the same service model used for light-duty passenger vehicle customers at its Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM service centers and adapted those proprietary processes specifically for Class 5-8 vehicles that can weigh more than 30,000 pounds.
This marks another step in Valvoline's overall service expansion strategy to provide preventive maintenance for all vehicles types: light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, electric vehicles (EV), hybrid, and diesel. Heavy-duty mixed fleets include large delivery trucks, dump trucks, concrete trucks, fire trucks, buses, and RV/motor coaches. It's estimated the annual opportunity for fleet outsourced maintenance of heavy-duty vehicles (Class 5-8) in the U.S. exceeds $8 billion.
"Valvoline recognizes there is a need in the market to serve owners of mixed fleets with a tried-and-true service experience adapted from nearly 40 years of hands-on expertise at Valvoline Instant Oil Change", said Sam Mitchell, Valvoline CEO. "This heavy-duty fleet service center is one additional step in Valvoline's commitment to evolve its service strategy to provide the right solutions for owners of all types of vehicles now and in the future."
The Valvoline Heavy-Duty Fleet Services center's technicians perform preventive maintenance services, including oil and filter changes; component checks including battery replacement, transmission, and differential service; and Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections. Services are completed in 75 minutes or less. The service center also offers pre-scheduled drop-off or while-you-wait appointments.
The heavy-duty fleet service center is located at 990 Enterprise Drive in Lexington, Kentucky.