TUPELO • After 25 years, Havoline Xpress Lube and Service Centers have a new owner and new name.
Jiffy Lube has acquired the former Havoline Xpress Lube & Service Centers for an undisclosed sum from former owner Randy Groover, who is retiring and decided to sell his locations to Jiffy Lube franchisee Premium Velocity Auto LLC. Groover opened his first Havoline XPress store in 1994.
“I want to thank all the customers and employees over the past 25 years,” said Groover. “We’ve had a lot of people who have been very good to us ... it’s been a good run.”
Jiffy Lube offers a wide range of automotive services including brakes, tires and engine diagnostics and its “Signature Service Oil Change.” The new Jiffy Lube service centers are located at:
• 1630 N. Gloster St. – Tupelo
• 475 E. Main St. – Tupelo
• 2235 Main St. – Tupelo
• 1081 Cliff Gookin Blvd. – Tupelo
• 1112 N. 2nd St. – Booneville
• 1804 Highway 72 East – Corinth
• 710 East Avalon Ave. – Muscle Shoals, Alabama
• 2548 Florence Blvd. – Florence, Alabama
“For nearly 25 years, I’ve dedicated myself to serving the residents of Mississippi and have loved every minute of it,” Groover said. “As I begin my next journey, which involves spending more quality time with my family and enjoying retirement, I wanted to ensure that my hard work would continue to serve the community.”
The 75 employees who work at the stores have been retained by Jiffy Lube, Groover said.
“They’re a very good company,” he said. “They’re going to take care of the customers. The same, friendly faces will be there like they’ve always been.”
“We are looking forward to serving drivers in Tupelo and the surrounding communities,” said Kevin Lyng, president of Premium Velocity Auto LLC. “And, we are so pleased that Randy’s service center team members will continue their employment with Jiffy Lube. So, customers will be greeted and serviced by the same employees who have cared for their vehicles over the years.”
Jiffy Lube was founded 40 years ago and serves 20 million customers each year at more than 2,000 franchised service centers across North America. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles.