October 14, 2022

PHOENIX - FullSpeed Automotive, one of the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities, home to flagship brands Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service®, and Kwik Kar has announced upcoming plans to aggressively expand in the Phoenix area over the next two years. Kickstarting this development goal was the opening of Grease Monkey in Anthem, AZ, last month, plus two newly signed franchise agreements. FullSpeed Automotive aims to bring over a dozen centers to the greater Phoenix area by the end of 2024.

Bringing the newest Grease Monkey to Gilbert, AZ, are owners John and Lori Brannigan. Their Grease Monkey center will be located at 670 W. Ray Rd., with plans to be open by the end of 2022. Additionally, franchisee John Cloward, who already has two Grease Monkey locations in Peoria, will be opening another Grease Monkey in Gilbert in Spring 2023. Cloward looks to continue growing his portfolio with even more centers following the Gilbert Grand Opening.

Adding to FullSpeed’s footprint across Arizona, the brand recently announced the opening of the first corporate-owned Grease Monkey in the state this past August. Located in Anthem, this marks the eighth Grease Monkey location in Arizona, with seven franchised locations across Peoria, Phoenix, Prescott, and Tucson. With the massive success in Arizona, the FullSpeed leadership team sees prime development opportunity for both Grease Monkey and SpeeDee, and has plans to bring ten new locations to the state over the next two years with qualified franchise partners and strategic acquisitions.

“This year has been a very successful for both Grease Monkey and SpeeDee, and as we look toward the future, Arizona is a huge target market for our expansion efforts,” said Rob Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of FullSpeed Automotive. “FullSpeed has an aggressive growth strategy and as we continue to expand, our team has made it a focus to build strong brand awareness in these markets to help drive car counts to locations and increase franchisee profitability. The Phoenix area and the state of Arizona only currently have eight locations, and has great potential for growth.”

FullSpeed Automotive is looking to bring on qualified and engaged individuals seeking single, multi-unit, and conversion opportunities. When franchisees invest with FullSpeed Automotive brands, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and proven business models backed with a combined 70+ years of experience in providing quality car care in the industry. FullSpeed Automotive’s acquisition strategy has also played a key role in nationwide expansion and remains a strong business focal point for growth.  

For more information on Grease Monkey or SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, visit fullspeedautomotive.com or call 800-364-0352.

About FullSpeed Automotive®

FullSpeed Automotive® is among the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities and home to flagship brands Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service®, and Kwik Kar. FullSpeed brands offers oil changes, tire sales and rotations, brake services, car washes, and other ancillary services through multiple brand formats that target several desirable segments of the service market. The company’s strategic geographic footprint of 900 -plus franchised and company-owned locations provide density in high growth markets. In 2022, both Grease Monkey and SpeeDee were included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking. FullSpeed is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For more information, go to www.fullspeedautomotive.com.

About Grease Monkey®

Founded in 1978 and part the FullSpeed Automotive® family of brands, Grease Monkey has over 40 years of expertise in oil changes and automotive maintenance. There are over 490 Grease Monkey auto centers in the United States and international locations in Mexico, South America, China, and Saudi Arabia. In 2022, Grease Monkey was named to Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list as well as included in the prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the sixth consecutive year. 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.greasemonkeyfranchise.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 Greenwood Village, CO. SpeeDee is a subsidiary of FullSpeed Automotive®. There are over 200 SpeeDee auto centers located throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2022, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service was included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the fourth consecutive year. SpeeDee 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, visit www.speedeeoilfranchise.com.

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