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Is an Auto Repair Franchise Your “Turnkey” Business Opportunity?

Have you been daydreaming about what it might be like to start your own business?  Perhaps you’ve been “turning a wrench” for 20 years and you are ready for something new, or maybe you’ve been a parts manager at an auto dealer and you want to run an auto repair franchise of your own.  If an auto-related business is your first choice, then there are several proven business models that can give you a turnkey opportunity. 

An auto repair franchise is virtually recession-proof.  In fact, some might argue that this type of business does better in a bad economy because people are holding on to their old cars instead of buying new ones.  Collision centers always do well if they are in the right location, because accidents always happen, and most of the billing is done directly to insurance companies. 

If you think you would be successful with an auto repair franchise, then there are several lucrative ways to make it work.  Owning your own business may be a lot of work, but it is far more rewarding than working for someone else.  Plus, most of the top auto repair franchises are already household names, so your shop will bring in new customers right away. 

Some of the popular names in auto repair franchising include MAACO Enterprises, Speedy Transmission Centers, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, CarStar Automotive, Jiffy Lube International, Grease Monkey, Midas International Corporation and Meineke Car Care.  This is just a sampling of the available auto repair franchises, but there are hundreds of others.

To learn more about these opportunities and what it takes to get started, visit an online franchise directory like  Here, you will find information about starting a new franchise, as well as existing auto repair franchises for sale in your area. 

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