The National Kidney Foundation Announces Partnership with Jiffy Lube

New York, NY (April 1, 2000) - Jiffy Lube is getting in the "front seat" with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to support the Kidney Cars Program. The National Kidney Foundation is the nation's leading voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases.

Jiffy Lube will offer coupons for a 10 percent discount on the next Jiffy Lube service for each car, van, truck or boat donated. The Kidney Cars Program, now in its eighth year, offers nationwide, year-round, free pick up service by calling 1-800-488-CARS or donations can be made online at

Proceeds from the donated vehicles will help the National Kidney Foundation provide research and services towards fighting kidney disease, which affects approximately 20 million Americans. Proceeds from Kidney Cars stay in the communities in which they are raised.

"As the leader in the fast lube industry, Jiffy Lube anticipates a major impact on the Kidney Cars Program in the communities we serve," said Mark Graham, president of Jiffy Lube. "We are confident that strong teamwork between Jiffy Lube and the National Kidney Foundation will be a major step to help millions of Americans with kidney disease."

A recent USA Today article heralded the National Kidney Foundation as a "pioneer" in vehicle donation. The fully licensed and insured program was also named a "respected" car donation program by Good Housekeeping magazine. The Kidney Cars Program is a free and easy option for people who don't want to settle for a dealer's trade-in offer or go through the trouble of selling their vehicle. Kidney Cars donors may also be eligible for a tax deduction.

"The National Kidney Foundation welcomes this opportunity to partner with Jiffy Lube to expand the reach of our Kidney Cars Program," says Fred Herbert, NKF Chairman. "Together we can make great strides in the fight against kidney disease."

For more information on the Kidney Cars Program, visit the National Kidney Foundation on the Internet at or call 1-800-488-CARS.

Pennzoil-Quaker State Company is a leading worldwide automotive consumer products company that markets Pennzoil® and Quaker State® brand motor oils, the number one and number two selling motor oils in the United States. Jiffy Lube, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, is the world's largest fast lube operator and franchiser with 2,200 locations.