Valvoline Inc. has announced that it has begun piloting electric vehicle (EV) services in select U.S. retail locations.
These pilots, in a limited number of retail locations, are the next step in advancing what the company says is “Valvoline’s strategy to extend its world-class preventive auto maintenance service model to EV owners, OEMs and fleets.”
“For 150 years we’ve been bringing innovation to the automotive aftermarket,” said Heidi Matheys, Chief Marketing & Transformation Officer of Valvoline.
“As Valvoline continues to transform its retail offerings and extend its existing offerings to EV owners, we are able to offer our quick, easy, trusted approach to automotive maintenance regardless of a vehicle’s power source.”
The Valvoline retail service centers that are piloting the program are providing inspection and maintenance-based services such as 12-volt battery replacement, tire rotations, key fob battery replacement, cabin air filter replacement, wiper replacement and state safety inspections.
Many of these services are already performed in Valvoline’s retail locations today but will now be piloted with a specific focus on electric vehicles.
Phase two is expected to include additional services targeted to EVs and will begin summer 2022 in select company-owned stores.
The news comes not long after the recent announcement naming Valvoline one of four initial U.S. service partners for Arrival, a global company that seeks to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions produced by local Microfactories.
Valvoline Inc. is a global leader in vehicle care powering the future of mobility through innovative services and products for vehicles with electric, hybrid and internal combustion powertrains. The company operates and franchises approximately 1,600 service center locations and is the No. 2 and No. 3 largest chain in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, by number of stores. Valvoline has established itself as the world’s No. 1 supplier of battery fluids to electric vehicle manufacturers, offering tailored products to help extend vehicle range and efficiency.
To learn more, visit valvoline.com.