Valvoline Inc. has begun piloting EV services in its retail stores. According to Valvoline, these pilots, in a limited number of its retail locations, are the next step in advancing the company’s strategy to extend its preventive auto maintenance service model to EV owners, OEMs and fleets.
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 in summer 2022 in select company-owned stores.
The news comes on the heels of the recent announcement naming Valvoline one of four initial U.S. service partners for Arrival.