Jiffy Lube Streamlines Car Care with New iPhone App
Free app delivers one-stop convenience for vehicle information and preventive maintenance schedule
August 19, 2011 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON – Jiffy Lube International, Inc. today releases its new iPhone application that puts convenience and education back into car care by giving drivers the ability to store and organize vital vehicle information in the palm of their hand. Additionally, the "app" arms drivers on the go with tips like how to jump a dead battery, what to do if their car overheats and where they can find the nearest Jiffy Lube location.
Jiffy Lube knows drivers are busy and that remembering license plate and vehicle identification numbers (VIN), or when it's time for vehicle maintenance isn't always top of mind. With its new iPhone app, Jiffy Lube provides a simple and convenient place for drivers to keep all of this essential information in one place, easily accessible with additional resources to improve the all around ownership experience.
"We developed the app with our customers in mind, aiming to make vehicle care less of a chore by simplifying and organizing information drivers need," said Eric Eurich, retail marketing director at Jiffy Lube International. "The additional features, including tips and store locator, help make this app a great vehicle assistant by bringing vital information to our customers' fingertips."
The Jiffy Lube app helps organize consumers' vehicle information while providing easy access to the preventive maintenance information they need to help their cars stay on the road longer.
The Informed Road Warrior
"My Info" puts vital information at drivers' fingertips, keeping them informed in tough situations like an overheated vehicle or dead battery. License plate, VIN, registration, inspection information, oil change intervals and more can be stored and reminders can be scheduled through the "My Info" feature.
Do I need to check my fluids?
The "My Garage" feature takes the guesswork out of preventive maintenance by providing tips and basic information – based on vehicle manufacturer recommendations. This feature helps users stay in touch with their maintenance schedule and even set their own reminders.
Preventive Maintenance Convenience
The GPS-enabled Jiffy Lube locator and "quick call" feature make it easy for consumers to locate and contact the nearest Jiffy Lube, from wherever they are. These features also inform users what services are performed at particular locations, if there are any coupons available and the ability to share coupons with their Facebook and Twitter networks.
The Jiffy Lube iPhone application is free and is now available in the iPhone App Store. The company plans to release an Android version of the app in the coming year.
About Jiffy Lube®
Jiffy Lube International Inc. ("Jiffy Lube"), with more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America, serves approximately 24 million customers each year. 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. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 100 countries with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas to Liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects including wind and solar power. For further information, visit www.shell.com.