Our Mission

The mission of Arnold Oil Company of Austin, L.P. is to be a leading supplier of competitively priced quality automotive products and services in all phases of the markets in which we participate, to grow our business by increasing market share by improving existing customer sales and acquisitions of complementing businesses, to further increase our level of supply and services while differentiating ourselves from our competition by leveraging the quality of our staff, our dedication to customers, superior service, advanced technology, and service to our community.

Our History

In 1939, Mamie and Gene Arnold founded the original Arnold Oil Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. Soon after graduating from Baylor University in 1976, Jim Arnold realized the opportunity and need to expand operations by opening his own facility. In 1977 he opened the doors to Arnold Oil Company in Austin with one other employee, two vehicles, and minimal inventory. Now, four generations later, both of Jim’s children are actively involved in the business.

During the 1980’s, Jim began acquiring independent auto parts stores in addition to adding an automotive equipment division. He knew the future success of Arnold Oil Company was contingent upon his customers’ successes, which meant continually finding solutions that led to customers’ profitable growth. They expanded their product lines and service territories, eventually growing to more than 30 locations across Central and South Texas.

Because Arnold Oil is dependent on the sustainability of vendors, customers and industry partners, Jim’s commitment to quality throughout the industry
led him to chair and actively serve on many industry partner and vendor councils to ensure the best service and products could be provided to Arnold Oil Company’s customers. Jim continues to be involved in their decision-making processes while always looking to gain knowledge of different ways to provide enhanced solutions to industry-related problems.

Arnold Oil staffs the most knowledgeable and motivated people in the industry. Our goal is to help train and assist our customers so that they are able to operate efficient and profitable businesses. Our company encourages self-improvement through education and training programs that help each individual attain their maximum potential.

A dedication to community service serves as one of our cornerstones of success. Arnold Oil Company has supported hundreds of organizations and projects throughout the years, and continues that community commitment with great pride.

Core Values

  • We Do it Right Once
  •  We Serve and Support Our Local Communities
  • We Practice Personal Accountability
  • We Support Each Other With Teamwork
  • We Live By Integrity
  • We Are Performance Driven
  • We Believe In Quality
  • We Are Dedicated In Our Commitment To Customers
  • Arnold Oil Company's goal is to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of our employees and community. As we grow as a company, it has become important to define the core values in which we develop our culture, brands, and business strategies.

  • Greg B. (Austin)
    It’s a friendly atmosphere and all the bosses are cool!
    Greg B. (Austin)
  • Carol T. (San Antonio)
    It’s a family!
    Carol T. (San Antonio)
  • Steve W. (Waco)
    I like working here because of Jim Arnold and his family. They really care about you as a person, not just an "employee".
    Steve W. (Waco)
  • Ricky C. (Austin)
    Every day I have a chance to help one of our customers or prospects with solving either a fuel, lubes or parts issue
    Ricky C. (Austin)
  • Will D. (Houston)
    I've felt like part of the family since the first day I came here in 2006. I feel that what I do day to day matters and that makes me feel so important. I couldn't have picked a better place to call home. When I got sick, I saw the concern that everyone had about my health and that let me know that I work for very good people. I want to thank the Arnold’s for everything they have done for myself and my family. My wife is in Afghanistan for a year and Arnold is my family now until she returns.
    Will D. (Houston)