Following In His Father’s Footsteps, Joe Benza Opens Carolina Quick Lube


A wise man once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” And, a wise man in Johnston County decided to follow that advice when he opened the new Carolina Quick Lube on Technology Drive in the Cleveland community.

“My Dad was in the oil change business and I have been in it all of my life,” said Joe Benza, owner of Johnston County’s newest oil change center.

After graduating from East Carolina University and spending time in the corporate world, he decided to return to the work he loves—and, to provide the community with “premium and fast vehicle service.”

He chose Johnston County because of its growth and he chose “Carolina Quick Lube” for the name because he said that that is what people want.

“People don’t want to make appointments for an oil change, they want to drive up and just get it done without waiting,” Joe said.

The store on Technology Drive offers oil changes, state vehicle inspections, tire rotations and even brake service.

He credits his highly trained and experienced staff of “oil change experts” with providing service which has already been praised in social media.

“In our first month we received 80 Google 5-star reviews,” Joe said with a satisfied smile. They were ALL “5 star” reviews which is as good as it gets.

His modern facility was custom designed and built to provide safety for the staff while they moved customers through as quickly as possible.

Benza is a “one-store kind-of-guy” who puts in as many hours as needed in his locally owned Johnston County shop in order to provide people the kind of service which he expects from any business, “fast, friendly and affordable.”

But, you won’t find Joe busy “at work.” Joe is only busy doing exactly what he loves.