If you are interested in becoming a franchisee, Valvoline Instant Oil Change could be the right opportunity for you. To make the approval process easy, we have a simple approach to becoming one of our franchise owners. The whole process generally takes 3 to 6 months, but you can get started right now.

Here’s how you do it:

Steps to Becoming a VIOC Franchisee:

  1. Complete and Submit the Franchisee Application Form

    Before you make the decision to become a Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee, we want to make sure our opportunity is right for you. To help you understand if VIOC is right for you, be sure to download our VIOC franchise brochure from our website. We ask that you complete and submit our Franchisee Application Form, and a Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise representative will contact you shortly thereafter to continue the process. We’ll find out more about your goals and expectations, as well as answer any of your questions.

  2. Submit for Financial Review & Approval

    We need to make sure that you can meet the initial financial requirements of becoming a VIOC franchisee. The financial requirements include the real estate financing that will be needed to get the right location. We’ll guide you in this step and let you know what you need to provide. Once you are ready to proceed, we’ll send you our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

  3. Review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

    The FDD provides you with information about the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise and its franchisees. Franchise regulations require you to have the FDD for a minimum of 14 days before continuing the process. During this 14 day period, you are free to start polishing your oil change business plans.

  4. Come to Discovery Day

    Discovery Day is exciting! We invite you to an on-site visit where our franchise team will go over all of the tools we have in our portfolio to help you build a successful business, such as market and franchise location assessment, turnkey marketing programs, reporting, business optimization tools and training, and management development programs including talent recruitment. After Discovery Day, you’ll have a complete understanding of the support you’ll receive to help ensure you become a franchisee that is strong and stable.

  5. Prepare Your Business Plan & Articles of Incorporation

    This will mean some legwork on your part, but we’ll support you all the way. You need a solid business plan and will have to incorporate your business for obvious reasons. This process can be complex and the specifics will depend on your location and individual business needs.

  6. Sign the Franchise License Agreement & Pay the Franchise Fees

    Once we have both “crossed all the t’s and dotted all the i’s”, you are ready to sign on the bottom line, pay your license fee and begin your path to success with Valvoline Instant Oil Change!

  7. Begin Training and Onboarding

    When all is in order, you are now an official Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise owner. We train you at all levels of the business and help you with the store opening processes. As soon as you have employees, we will help train them, too, and offer you continuing support that is second to none.