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New Automotive Facility Opens in Destin


Mar 11, 2013

New Automotive Facility Opens in Destin


For Immediate Release

DESTIN (Oct. 10, 2008) - You will soon be seeing a new name in Destin – Express Oil Change & Service Center. While new to Destin, Express Oil Change & Service Center is one of the South’s fastest growing automotive maintenance and repair franchises. The newest location at 36100 Emerald Coast Parkway (1/2 mile east of Destin Commons) opened its doors for business today.

As the name implies, Express Oil Change & Service Center offers a 10-minute, full-service, drive-through oil change that includes a 20-point courtesy vehicle inspection and fluid top-offs while the customer waits in the comfort of his or her vehicle. The service center side of the business offers full scope maintenance and repair services through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified mechanics.

The majority of all “on the road” mechanical failures can be avoided with proper preventative maintenance. If, however, a customer’s car requires a repair, the Destin Express Oil Change & Service Center has invested in the latest technology and equipment. Engine diagnostics, brake service, air conditioning, water pumps, radiators, electronic ignition, tire rotation/balancing, and C.V. axle replacement are just some of the maintenance and repair services offered in the Service Center. For most repairs a comprehensive 12 month/12,000 mile warranty is included. As with their oil change, no appointment is necessary.

According to its owners Darrell Lamb, Joe Watson and Don Fillingame, “Our unique one stop shop concept brings the convenience of express oil change service with the reliability of a full service repair facility all under one roof.” “It’s the company’s goal to re-establish what the words service and reliability mean in the automotive maintenance and repair industry,” states Lamb. “The major objective is for the customer to have a superior experience and know that their vehicle is well maintained in a professional environment. That builds customer loyalty and repeat business.”

Joe Watson and Darrell Lamb have been long time franchisees of Express Oil Change & Service Center across the South. Don Fillingame and his family are local Destin residents. “The type of customer-oriented automotive care that Express Oil & Service Center provides is what we saw to be in high demand in Destin and we are excited about being a part of the thriving business community here,” said Don Fillingame.

Express Oil Change & Service Center, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, operates across 8 southern states through 165 company and franchise locations. The company’s successful growth is largely attributed to their business philosophy of emphasizing integrity in every action.