About Valvoline

A leading worldwide marketer and supplier

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, Valvoline's heritage spans over 150 years, during which it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels.

The highly trusted brand ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume, the No. 2 quick-lube chain by number of stores in the United States and the No.3 quick-lube chain by number of stores in Canada.

The company operates and franchises more than 1,140 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the U.S. and more than 70 Great Canadian Oil Change locations in Canada.

It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the new Valvoline™ Modern Engine Full Synthetic Motor Oil, which is specifically engineered to protect against carbon build-up in Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), turbo and other engines manufactured since 2012; Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Synthetic motor oil; and Zerex™ antifreeze.

Our History

Explore the decorated past of the company that created its first engine lubricant in 1866.

Launch Timeline

Why Valvoline

150 years ago Valvoline introduced its lubricant when Dr. John Ellis developed a petroleum-based product for steam engines. Ever since, the company he started has worked to repeatedly innovate and bring only the highest quality motors, lubricants and cleaners to market. It's because of this legacy and dedication to innovation that millions of people trust Valvoline products in their vehicles, engines and equipment, from the Model T to today's newest models.


150 Years Ago


Trusted Worldwide

Drive for innovation

Since its founding, Valvoline and its scientists have been innovating, creating and reinventing formulas for racing, high kilometer vehicles, synthetics and other applications. It is the commitment to innovation that shows in our products that help keep vehicles and equipment moving all over the world.

150 years of innovation for performance today

For 150 years Valvoline has been on the leading edge of lubricants technology. From creating X-18 motor oil in 1939, to high performance racing oil in 1965 to MaxLife high kilometer oil in 2000, Valvoline has innovated to provide owners with quality products that maximize engine care.

Today, Valvoline operates a global network of research and development labs, distribution and customer services in 140 countries. Beyond industry-leading products, Valvoline offers increasing global brand strength and innovative tools that make Valvoline a valuable partner with installers, dealers, retailers, equipment manufacturers and business operators.

Valvoline is proud to have been the only motor oil company that could perform all five required tests for API and ILSAC petrol categories in our house engine test lab. These advance engine test technologies allow Valvoline more freedom and flexibility to innovate for our customers. Valvoline is always moving, continuing our longstanding tradition of value-adding innovations for users and partners.


140 Countries


X-18 Motor Oil


Racing Oil


MaxLife Oil