Tallahassee’s Super-Lube Sells to Take 5 Oil Change

Tallahassee’s Super-Lube Sells to Take 5 Oil Change

Super-Lube, a 48-unit multi-state operator of quick lubes, car washes, and full-service auto repair centers headquartered in Tallahassee has been acquired by Take 5 Oil Change.

Take 5, a division of Driven Brands – which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina – now has 350 Quick Lube locations across 19 States.

Super-Lube owners include Tallahassee resident Tom Chambasian – the 2014 National Oil & Lube News Operator of the Year, Chet Bojanowski and Aimann Hafez.

Chambasian told TR that the sale included about 18 centers located in Leon County.

In 2006 Chambasian and his partners purchased approximately 20 Super-Lube stores in the Tallahassee area from John Lewis, a real estate professor at Florida State University, who began opening Super-Lube Oil Change Center in 1980’s.

After the purchase, Chambasian and his team expanded the operation to include 60 stores in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

During the early 1980’s Lewis grew his company to more than 70 centers. In 1999 Lewis decided to sell 50 of the stores to an Atlanta based company and in 2006 sold his remaining stores to Chambasian.

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11 Responses to "Tallahassee’s Super-Lube Sells to Take 5 Oil Change"

  1. John Lewis was one of my professors at FSU, 1986-1988. I got my AA from my Junior College and transferred to FSU’s School of Business. I remember Dr Lewis telling our class about his Super Lube business’ and just was wondering where he is now and what he is up to. I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and minor in Real Estate. I worked in banking for 10 years (Barnett Bank of Palm Beach County and Barnett Bank of Tampa). I joined the USAF and got commissioned after my banking career and just retired from the USAF and now work for USAF civil service but my entrepreneur spirits are kicking back in and I have started my own business, Fair Idea Company, LLC. I would love to touch base with Dr Lewis so I could have him mentor me on my ideas of what I am doing. Go Noles!

  2. Exciting news in the automotive industry! The acquisition of Tallahassee’s Super-Lube by Take 5 Oil Change marks a significant step forward. This move could potentially bring about positive changes in terms of service quality, options, and overall customer experience. It’s fascinating to witness how companies are strategically aligning themselves to provide even better services to their clientele. Here’s to hoping this transition proves beneficial for both businesses and, more importantly, for the loyal customers who rely on these services. Change can be invigorating, and I’m eager to see how this transition shapes the automotive landscape in Tallahassee. ????

  3. I used Take 5 for the first time and it will be my last! Although I like the concept of not having to leave my vehicle, I feel they are way overpriced! Miss SuperLube! I was a loyal customer for over 20 years of both the oil changes and the automotive repair center. Was always treated nicely and appreciated the courtesy rides when needed. Sorry to see them leave.

  4. I have no idea about Take 5, but superlube grossly overcharged and the thing they most claimed, convenience, simply was not true. Getting an oil change done during lunch hour? Good luck.

  5. I have a compliant that I need to send to corporate office on one of your Oil Change Shops I am trying to find an address to mail it to corporate. Can I have your address so I can send the complaint. I would appreciate it very much. Thanks

  6. Had my first visit to Take 5 and thought they were overpriced! I feel I was charged at least twenty-six dollars more than what the dealer would have charged me!

  7. I’m not at all sorry to see them go. The owner made a bunch of money (good for him) but some of us overpaid and will shed no tears for him.

    I did use Super Lube for a number of years. I’d bought an ’88 F150 (302V8) and brought it to them religiously every 5,000 miles. At 100,000 miles the engine was still so tight that it used less than a quart of oil between changes (never had to add any). At 101,500 I checked the oil while doing some other maintenance and discovered that it didn’t touch the dipstick. 2 quarts later it still didn’t touch the dipstick. The 3rd quart finally got the dipstick wet and after the 4th it finally showed full. At this point she started burning a quart every 1,500 miles.

    I told them what had happened and their response was “bring it back to us and we’ll top it off”.

    “Excuse me? You short me 4 quarts, run the rings out of the motor and your solution is for me to go out of my way to get a free quart of oil? I don’t think so….”

    And I never went back.

    Good riddance.

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