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Quality auto care in 10 minutes
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Danny Metzger is one of the long-time employees at the family-owned and operated 10 Minute Lube & Oil. - photo by JAYDEEP BHATIA / The Journal

Name of business: 10 Minute Lube & Oil

Type of business: Preventive auto maintenance

Location: 417 North Golden State Blvd., 1398 Geer Rd., and 1620 Countryside Dr., all in Turlock

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Contact info: 669-2704


History of business: For over 30 years, local drivers have taken their cars to 10 Minute Lube and Oil in Turlock for its speedy service and family environment.

The business opened in 1979 when owners Dennis Buchanan, Jerry Balswick and Darrell Crow decided the area needed a place where drivers could get quality auto care that did not eat too up too much of their time.

Along with the site on Golden State, 10 Minute Lube & Oil is also located on Countryside Drive, (since 2001) and on Geer Road (since 2009).

The long-time staff and family atmosphere is what separates 10 Minute Lube & Oil from bigger shops and dealerships, said Lael Langley.

“I think the customers can really see that it is a family-owned business,” said Langley.


 Business specialty: 10 Minute Lube and Oil specializes in preventive auto care including services like replacing filters and engine caps, power and steering services, and transmission work.