Ted Sage, the owner-operator of LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change, previously spent 10 years as the owner of a national quick lube franchise. During that time, Ted saw customers frustrated by the industry-standard "full-service" oil change - a 15, 20, 30+ minute oil change, that would include a laundry list of additional service requests presented as non-optional. Over and over, customers' consistent demand was "just an oil change - period!" Thus, the birth of the LOF (Lube-Oil-Filter) concept.

“As a father of 9 and grandfather of 16, I know life is busy, LOF-Xpress™ was developed with the busy life in mind!”

LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is not just another quick-lube.

LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is built on a simple, yet valuable concept - lube, oil, and filter change in 3-5 minutes without ever having to get out of the car.

No questions. No additional services. No Bull!

The LOF-Xpress™ service was designed for the busy driver on the go. Whether on lunch break, rushing to class, or picking up the kids, our three-point Xpress Oil Change drive-thru service provides fast reliable service. For those in need of a more comprehensive service, we also offer the LOF PLUS Full Service Oil Change. This is the same 3-point LOF service PLUS a 12-point prevention check within 15-20 additional minutes. No appointment is EVER needed for any of our services.



LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is "changing the way your oil gets changed." We're giving you a new quick-lube experience. The entire process is automated, beginning with kiosks allowing you to choose from a menu of services you would like to receive. Then, your front window is scanned to retrieve car information which will be automatically saved in the system for your next visit. And finally, all of your services are audio/video recorded capturing everything said and done by all bay technicians and shown to you on conveniently located monitors.

Customer comfort is a top priority.

You can choose to either wait in your car as part of our drive-thru experience, or take a seat in our cozy Northwoods Lounge. In either place, you can enjoy a FREE cup of freshly brewed Caribou Coffee, hot chocolate or tea while watching your favorite cable channel on one of our many big screen TVs. Or if you would like, you can keep an eye and ear on the actual servicing of your vehicle via our bay camera/speaker system in real time.

And why do we do oil changes this way? Because our top priority at LOF-Xpress™ is to bring integrity back to the car care industry! We hope that in addition to the bay camera/speaker system, along with bringing you physically out to the service bay to see and hear everything we’re doing, we will be able to build your trust that we’re giving it to you straight! No over-charging, no over-diagnosing. Just good old fashioned honesty and customer service!

Also, for your convenience, we are interfacing all your vehicle's LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change service records with CARFAX®. Once you have set up your free myCARFAX® account, you will be able to view not only LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change service records, but any/all other dealership and repair shop service records that also subscribe to CARFAX®. In this way, you truly have a more complete and comprehensive way of keeping track of your vehicles services in a fully automated, user-friendly way.

We now proudly offer 2 convenient LOF-Xpress™ locations to serve you:
  • 520 S Duff Ave, Ames (Next to Super Walmart) | (515)207-2459
  • 875 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny (Across from Olive Garden) |(515)518-1346
Both shops offer our ever-popular “Early Bird Special”. From 6am-8am, Monday-Friday, you can get your oil changed for 30% off!



Whether it's the Xpress or PLUS Full Service Oil Change, you can be sure that LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is about efficiency and quality. So, stop in today. Pop your hood, grab a cup of fresh coffee, and before you know it, you'll be "Good to Go!".

LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is not just another quick-lube.

LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is built on a simple, yet valuable concept - lube, oil, and filter change in 3-5 minutes without ever having to get out of the car.

No questions. No additional services. No Bull!

The LOF-Xpress™ service was designed for the busy driver on the go. Whether on lunch break, rushing to class, or picking up the kids, our three-point Xpress Oil Change drive-thru service provides fast reliable service. For those in need of a more comprehensive service, we also offer the LOF PLUS Full Service Oil Change. This is the same 3-point LOF service PLUS a 12-point prevention check within 15-20 additional minutes. No appointment is EVER needed for any of our services.



LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is "changing the way your oil gets changed." We're giving you a new quick-lube experience. The entire process is automated, beginning with kiosks allowing you to choose from a menu of services you would like to receive. Then, your front window is scanned to retrieve car information which will be automatically saved in the system for your next visit. And finally, all of your services are audio/video recorded capturing everything said and done by all bay technicians and shown to you on conveniently located monitors.

Customer comfort is a top priority.

You can choose to either wait in your car as part of our drive-thru experience, or take a seat in our cozy Northwoods Lounge. In either place, you can enjoy a FREE cup of freshly brewed Caribou Coffee, hot chocolate or tea while watching your favorite cable channel on one of our many big screen TVs. Or if you would like, you can keep an eye and ear on the actual servicing of your vehicle via our bay camera/speaker system in real time.

And why do we do oil changes this way? Because our top priority at LOF-Xpress™ is to bring integrity back to the car care industry! We hope that in addition to the bay camera/speaker system, along with bringing you physically out to the service bay to see and hear everything we’re doing, we will be able to build your trust that we’re giving it to you straight! No over-charging, no over-diagnosing. Just good old fashioned honesty and customer service!

Also, for your convenience, we are interfacing all your vehicle's LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change service records with CARFAX®. Once you have set up your free myCARFAX® account, you will be able to view not only LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change service records, but any/all other dealership and repair shop service records that also subscribe to CARFAX®. In this way, you truly have a more complete and comprehensive way of keeping track of your vehicles services in a fully automated, user-friendly way.

We now proudly offer 2 convenient LOF-Xpress™ locations to serve you:
  • 520 S Duff Ave, Ames (Next to Super Walmart) | (515)207-2459
  • 875 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny (Across from Olive Garden) | (515)518-1346
Both shops offer our ever-popular “Early Bird Special”. From 6am-8am, Monday-Friday, you can get your oil changed for 30% off!



Whether it's the Xpress or PLUS Full Service Oil Change, you can be sure that LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change is about efficiency and quality. So, stop in today. Pop your hood, grab a cup of fresh coffee, and before you know it, you'll be "Good to Go!".
Ted Sage, the owner-operator of LOF-Xpress™ Oil Change, previously spent 10 years as the owner of a national quick lube franchise. During that time, Ted saw customers frustrated by the industry-standard "full-service" oil change - a 15+ minute oil change, including a laundry list of additional service requests. Over and over, customers' consistent demand was "just an oil change." Thus, the birth of the LOF (Lube, Oil, and Filter) concept.

“As a father of 9 and grandfather of 16, I know life is busy, LOF-Xpress™ was developed with the busy life in mind!”