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Hispanic Heritage Month Client Spotlight: John Zapata, Speed Junction Xpress Auto Care

Speed Junction Xpress Auto Care, one of the first mobile quick lube companies in the Houston/Baytown area, revved their engine up for the first time earlier this year. Owner, John Zapata, started this business venture after the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to resign from the small car dealership and service station he was managing. After months of planning and discussions with mentors, Zapata decided that a mobile quick lube would be the best way to move forward despite the global pandemic.

With the help of PeopleFund and Cindy Urruti, PeopleFund’s Houston area loan officer, Zapata said, “[I was able to] financially get the mobile quick lube operational. Working with Cindy, she really walked me through everything and assisted me in every way she could.”

One of Zapata’s favorite things about Speed Junction Xpress is how they really strive to be an innovative and value-driven company, hoping to bring convenience to their clients and business partners. Their motto, “WE COME TO YOU”, exemplifies their determination to service your vehicle when and where it is most convenient for you. From oil changes to car detailing to tire rotations, Speed Junction Xpress has you covered.

While Zapata takes huge pride in his business, he also loves spending time with his wife and kids every chance that he gets. Family is very important, so he tries to stay in close communication with his loved ones.

When asked how he and his family celebrate their Hispanic Heritage, Zapata said, “[We] always try to have that Sunday breakfast together eating barbacoa. You can always hear some type of Spanish music playing throughout the house.”

If you live in the Houston area and are looking for a mobile quick lube service, you can book an appointment on You can also follow Speed Junction Xpress on Instagram or Facebook at @speedjunctionxpressautocare.

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