The NOLN Podcast

The NOLN Podcast

The NOLN Podcast is the premier quick lube industry podcast, helping shop owners and operators improve their businesses with real-world solutions to common problems, delivered by leading industry experts and elite shop leaders.

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July 11, 2024 20 mins

W. Scott Wheeler is motivated by helping others. He started Automotive Consultants Group, Inc. in 1999 fueled by boots-on-the-ground experience that showed him what shop owners really need help with: the elements that make up running and managing a business in this industry. 

Goal-setting is part of Scott's outlook on business practices, and in April 2024 he was featured in a NOLN story called "Cultivating Employee Goals". In the f...

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Stonebriar Auto Services LLC, a Jiffy Lube franchisee, recently opened its 100th store location. Stonebriar has experienced an impressive rate of growth in a relatively short period of time, having opened its first location in late 2019. 

Steve Isom, executive vice president at Stonebriar, joins the show to spotlight the milestone location in Valdosta, Georgia, as well as the Stonebriar approach to overall business and team success...

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This episode of the podcast comes from NOLN's sibling publication for repair shop owners, Ratchet+Wrench.

Ratchet+Wrench Editor Chris Jones is joined in conversation by Jay Woodall, general manager national accounts retail/branded at Interstate Batteries. Jay is also a board member of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation. 

Chris and Jay discuss what AACF is and what AACF does to support individuals in the automotive aft...

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Each year, Jiffy Lube recognizes a franchise by bestowing the "Franchisee of the Year" title upon an operator and their operation. Recently, South Carolina-based Bronco Lube was given the 2023 honor. 

Owner Chad Weisbeck joins the show to discuss the recognition and highlight the work that Bronco Lube is doing. 

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In the second part of this two-part series for the podcast, Aleisha Hendricks joins the show. Aleisha is a co-owner of a Grease Monkey location in Farmington, New Mexico. She shares her motivations, the dynamics at her shop, and her perspective as a woman in a male-dominated field. 

This episode picks up where the first installment left off. Listen to the first part of this series to hear more from Aleisha. 

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In the first part of this two-part series for the podcast, Aleisha Hendricks joins the show. Aleisha is a co-owner of a Grease Monkey location in Farmington, New Mexico. 

She shares how she got started in this industry, how things are run at her shop, and her approach to leadership. 

Look for the second part of this interview, coming soon to the podcast. 

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In the second part of this two-part series for the podcast, Justin Cialella participates in a conversation about elements of importance in today's quick maintenance industry. 

Justin is the president and CEO of Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, and he shares his thoughts on topics of team development and training, services, and the future of the industry. 

This episode picks up where the first installment left off. Listen to the first...

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In the first part of this two-part series for the podcast, Justin Cialella participates in a conversation about elements of importance in today's quick maintenance industry. 

Justin is the president and CEO of Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, and he shares his thoughts on topics of workplace culture, leadership, where the industry is as it stands, and where it may go. 

Look for the second part of this episode, coming soon to the podc...

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FullSpeed Automotive has announced that their brand Kwik Kar Oil Change & Auto Care is introducing a nationwide franchise model

Ron Stilwell, president of FullSpeed Automotive, joins the show for a conversation about this new opportunity and what people should know about Kwik Kar, which was acquired by FullSpeed in 2022 but has been around for decades. 

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It's important to recognize leaders who are making an impact. Supporting, growing, and showcasing leaders helps set the standard for continued success. 

Mike Guasch was recently recognized by the International Franchise Association with a Franchisee of the Year Award for his SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service location in Modesto, California. He joins the show to outline his career and share what the award means to him.

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Everyone paves the path of their career in a different way—it's part of what makes each journey so unique. Bill Snow has long been a self-proclaimed "car guy," but there is an interesting backstory as to how he got connected with where he is now at Rad Air Complete Car Care. 

Bill, who serves as vice president of franchise development and operations at Rad Air, joins the show to share his story and his thoughts on topics like netwo...

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There is no quick lube without vehicle lubricants. They help vehicles run smoothly. Their presence keeps daily shop operations on track. 

Sean Nguyen, technical specialist at Shell Lubricants, joins the show for an in-depth discussion about vehicle lubricants. From oil formulations to sharing information with customers and staying on top of a changing industry, this conversation is full of interesting and applicable information. 

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In December 2023, Take 5 Oil Change opened its 1,000th store in Fort Pierce, Florida. Earlier in the year in October 2023, Take 5 celebrated its 300th franchised location. Overall, the brand has experienced tremendous growth since its acquisition by Driven Brands in 2016. This growth is made possible by its people and its strategy. 

Mo Khalid is the executive vice president and group president of maintenance for Driven Brands. He j...

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February 8, 2024 6 mins

A Take 5 Oil Change franchisee plans neighboring Take 5 and 7 Brew Drive Thru Coffee locations, FullSpeed Automotive names new vice president of mergers and acquisitions, Chevy Silverado owner files excessive oil consumption lawsuit against General Motors, and a customer mistakenly accelerates through bay doors at a Valvoline Instant Oil Change. 

This is the NOLN News Roundup, bringing you a collection of recent headlines from the ...

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You may know Eric Frankenberger's name in association with Oil Changers, but what about Breeze Autocare? The Breeze Autocare family of brands include Oil Changers, Oil Changers + Repair, and The Wash Shop (which NOLN spoke about with Mark Bochnowski on the podcast in December 2023).  

As President and CEO, Eric joins the show to talk about the purpose and mission of Breeze Autocare, its brands, goals fo...

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It's time to talk about your books (No, we're not referring to the ones on your bookshelf. But if you have any good recommendations we'd love to hear them!) On this episode of the podcast, we're having a conversation about the importance of sound bookkeeping practices.   

Stacy Kildal of Kildal Services LLC is a bookkeeper and QuickBooks Online expert. Some of her clients include automotive shops. She shares expertise and advice ab...

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January 11, 2024 6 mins

Driven Brands has a new digital marketplace, Jiffy Lube shop opens near Canton, Georgia, Cox Automotive evaluates new car sales in 2023, and Take 5 Oil Change celebrates a milestone achievement. 

This is the NOLN News Roundup, bringing you a collection of recent headlines from the quick lube industry. 

Stories featured in this edition of the NOLN News Roundup include:

Driven Brands Launches Online Marketplace for its Stores

Stonebr...

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Have you started setting goals for your team in 2024? Whether or not you have, there's a good chance that one major thing you want from your employees is for them to stick around. 

That's right, we're talking about employee retention. Inspiring motivation and dedication amongst your shop team is connected to nearly every element that keeps your business running. Shop culture, team management, and shop-wide communication are just a ...

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December 21, 2023 5 mins

Premier Oil Change shares acquisition and promotion news, the state of New Jersey makes moves to ban new gasoline-powered cars, Chevron shifts heavy duty products to synthetic, and Advance Auto Parts plans to sell Worldpac. 

This is the NOLN News Roundup, bringing you a collection of recent headlines from the quick lube industry. 

Stories featured in this edition of the NOLN News Roundup include:

Premier Oil Change Announces New Ex...

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Peanut butter and jelly. Pen and paper. Soap and water. These are just a few things that have historically paired well together. While quick lube shops and car washes may not be on quite the same level as these classic pairs, they are definitely two profit centers that seem to gel in this industry. 

In that vein, Oil Changers has recently introduced a new car wash brand called The Wash Shop. Mark Bochnowski joins the show to talk a...

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