Take 5 Oil Change Announces Acquisition of Express Automotive Group
Transaction expands the company’s quick lube and automotive service presence across the U.S. and Texas.
Take 5 Oil Change™ (Take 5), one of the largest quick lube and automotive service operators in the nation, announced its acquisition of Express Automotive Group, a chain of quick lube and automotive service centers with 28 total locations in the Houston market.
Take 5 specializes in fast, friendly and simple drive-thru oil change services. It has achieved significant growth since being acquired by Driven Brands, the nation’s leading automotive franchisor, in 2016. Express Automotive Group expands Take 5’s total footprint to 456 locations across the U.S. and Canada. This includes 148 locations in Texas alone and 58 in the Houston metropolitan area, making Take 5 a leading quick lube chain locally.
“Our Houston customers and employees have been the backbone of Express Automotive Group’s success for over 20 years. From humble beginnings, we grew by providing fast and friendly service to customers throughout the Greater Houston area,” said Greg Cole, owner of Express Automotive Group. “We were very impressed with the Take 5 team, from acquisitions to operations, and are extremely confident we are leaving both our customers and our people in the best possible hands. We look forward to watching the future success of the stores as they transition to the Take 5 model.”
As part of their enhanced customer experience plans, Take 5 is immediately implementing a 25 percent off oil change discount for all active-duty military service members and veterans. To receive the discount, customers must simply present an accepted form of military ID.
”As a veteran myself, I’m incredibly proud that Take 5 Oil Change honors those who serve,” said Chris Matherne, Regional Director of Take 5 in South Texas. “Not only do we take pride in our military programs to serve our customers and communities, but we continuously look to hire military men and women, providing them a terrific career path in the automotive industry.”
Customers already familiar with the Take 5 model in the Houston area can expect these acquired locations to transition to Take 5 over the coming months.
For more information about the company, or to find locations in the Houston area, please visit take5oilchange.com.
About Take 5 Oil Change
Take 5 Oil Change has been serving customers for more than 30 years. In 1996, Take 5 designed the first “5 Minute Drive-Thru Oil Change” location. Take 5 Oil Change is the market leader in speed and quality and is one of the fastest-growing quick-lube chains in the country. For more information, visit take5oilchange.com.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco® and CARSTAR ®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Take 5 Oil Change™. Driven Brands has nearly 2,700 centers across North America, and combined; all businesses generate more than $2.6 billion in system sales and service approximately 8 million vehicles annually. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.