Automotive Franchises Put You in the Driver's Seat

Owning a business that keeps people on the road could be your roadmap to success.

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Every city across the US benefits from Automotive franchises.

With 123 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Automotive franchises include a variety of businesses that provide services to customers. These include repair franchises that fix transmissions, brakes, or windshields, to lube, oil and filter franchises. This sector includes custom after-market services like window tinting and interior cleaning. More passive investments like car wash or tire rental services are available, as well as active franchises like mobile repair services.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Automotive sector
Initial Investment
What does it cost to get into the Automotive sector?

The average investment in the Automotive sector is $846,079. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Automotive franchises, 61 have an investment lower than $277,519. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $10,348,000.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Automotive investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$10,348,000 Highest
$23,250 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Automotive sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 57% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 51% disclose expense data
How much can I make in the Automotive sector?

How much money you can make from a Automotive franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Automotive sector, 57% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 51% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Automotive Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

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Why buy an Automotive franchise?
Automotive franchises offer good territory protections and several established franchises have easy to obtain financing options for new investors.
  • There are several new brands with great brand equity
  • Recession proof sector, making it an attractive investment
  • Long-standing franchises have paved the way for emerging, scalable opportunities
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Are you an ideal candidate?
You don't need to be a mechanic to own an automotive franchise. Most automotive franchises don't require automotive repair experience, typically the best candidates are self-starters who are good at managing the business and hiring the skilled employees needed for operations.
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