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Grease Monkey International, LLC (GMI LLC), one of the nation’s largest independent franchisors of automotive quick lube centers, not owned by an oil company, announced it will now use a new business name, FullSpeed Automotive™. “This new name better reflects the diversity of the Company’s automotive service brands and continues to inspire its terrific growth trajectory”, remarked John B. Adams, GMI LLC President and CEO.

While the Company’s business name has changed, its Mission remains the same: “Driven to perform, so our customers and their vehicles can too!”. The brands covered by FullSpeed Automotive include: Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee®, LubePro’s® and Monkey Shine®, as well as 40+ Havoline® xpress lube® locations “Driven by Grease Monkey” in Georgia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. To celebrate the new name, along with its recent relocation of its Franchise Support Center, FullSpeed Automotive hosted an Open House yesterday.

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About FullSpeed Automotive™

Grease Monkey International, LLC, headquartered in the Denver, Colorado area, is now doing business as FullSpeed Automotive and is parent company to: the Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee® and LubePro’s® quick lube brands as well as the Monkey Shine car wash brand.

FullSpeed Automotive also operates Havoline® xpress lube® locations as part of its Retail Operations Division. In total, the company serves millions of customers globally, with over 450 units within North & South America and overseas. The new parent company name draws on the customer appeal of its quick lube brands, all of which emphasize speed of professional service while also providing expert recommendations for additional automotive maintenance and repair needs.

About Grease Monkey®

Founded in 1978 and, part the FullSpeed Automotive™ family of brands, Grease Monkey is one of the largest automotive quick lube franchisors – not owned by a major oil company – with more than 300 centers currently located in the United States, Mexico, South America, China, and Saudi Arabia. Grease Monkey centers focus on providing a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting their vehicle maintenance needs. Grease Monkey is also proud to have received the VetFran 5‐Star rating demonstrating its extraordinary commitment to “provide access and opportunities in franchising to our Nation’s Veterans and their Spouses”. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyintl.com.


About SpeeDee® Oil Change & Auto Service

Founded in 1980, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service is a franchise-based full-service automotive care company headquartered in the Denver, CO area. SpeeDee is a subsidiary of FullSpeed Automotive™, one of the nation’s largest automotive maintenance franchisors. SpeeDee franchisees operate over 150 centers across the United States in the Gulf Coast, Texas, Mid-Atlantic, California, New England and Mexico. For more information, visit www.SpeeDeeOil.com.

About Havoline® xpress lube®

The Atlanta-area, St. Augustine-area, Illinois and Wisconsin Havoline® xpress lube® centers provide car care services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to www.havolinexpresslube.net.

About Monkey Shine®

Formed in 2005, Monkey Shine® is Grease Monkey’s car wash concept, which offers exterior vehicle maintenance services with in-bay automatic, express tunnel and self-serve car washes. Monkey Shine® centers use the highest quality, most reliable equipment in the industry and is only available for Grease Monkey Franchisees. For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyfranchise.com.

About LubePro’s International, Inc.

Founded in 1978, LubePro’s International, Inc. is a chain of fast lubrication and automotive maintenance centers once located in Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The chain was acquired in 2013 by Grease Monkey International, LLC. Since the acquisition, many LubePro’s converted to the Grease Monkey brand, however, there are still three remaining LubePro’s in Illinois and Tennessee. For more information, go to www.lubepros.com.