BRYAN, Texas — Jiffy Lube franchisee ABME Auto Services Inc. has broken ground on its second Jiffy Lube Multicare location in the Bryan/College Station, Texas, market, a four-bay structure slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.
ABME Auto, which opened its first Jiffy Lube in January 2018 in College Station, plans to open 10 additional Jiffy Lube locations over the next five years, according to President Arun Balakrishnan.
"While Jiffy Lube was new in the College Station area when we opened the first service center earlier this year, the community has embraced the brand," he said. "There is a clear need for quality automotive maintenance service providers, and consumers know they can rely on Jiffy Lube to provide fast, convenient, quality service that they can trust.
"Based on the success of our first location, we decided to move quickly in expanding with another service center in the market."
Jiffy Lube Multicare locations offer brake services, engine diagnostics and tires in addition to the business' traditional oil and lube services.
Mr. Balakrishnan, who grew up in Bryan, added, "This is a bit of a homecoming for me, as my childhood home is about three miles from me. It's great to help out the local economy and community."
His first store also is a four-bay operation.
Bryan is a city in east central Texas with a population of about 75,000. It's "twinned" with College Station, home of Texas A&M University.
Chris Dykes, director of network development, Jiffy Lube International, called Texas a "tremendous growth market for Jiffy Lube" and said Jiffy Lube is "excited to work with ABME Auto to expand our footprint, both in communities where we do not currently have a presence and in markets where we have a presence but see additional opportunity."
There are more than 140 Jiffy Lube locations in Texas.