2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$110,000
Net Worth Required:$250,000
Total Investment:$300,000
Franchise Fee:$35,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:800
Year Founded:1972
Franchising Since:1975
Home Office: Charlotte, NC
#1 Ranked Franchise in Auto Repair & Maintenance by Entrepreneur Magazine (2016); Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Our History

Meineke Car Care Centers have come a long way since 1972 in Houston, Texas when Sam Meineke began with only one store and a single product line. He also started with a simple concept: he would provide quality products and workmanship at a fair price and fix folks’ vehicles correctly, the first time. Today, still based on Sam’s ideals, Meineke is one of the most recognized and trusted brands in North America.

Now is the Time to Become Part of the Top Car Care Franchise

Meineke Car Care Centers has successfully diversified its automotive service offerings and is recognized today as a leader in complete car care automotive franchises. From oil changes to brakes, our complete car care model provides consumers with high quality services at affordable prices. With nearly 1,000 Meineke Car Care franchises operating nationally and internationally, Meineke continues to be one of the most recognized and trusted brands in auto repair.

You can pick up the torch and continue a great American legacy in quality automotive repair. Meineke is a company you can be in and be proud of every single day. How many franchise opportunities can both claim and offer that sense of pride and tradition?

Top 5 reasons to join the Automotive Industry today!

  • The U.S. Automotive aftermarket is a $287 billion industry
  • The Automotive Industry is expected to an annual growth rate of 3.6% through 2020.
  • The entire aftermarket, including medium and heavy-duty vehicles, is projected at $381 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $421.2 billion in 2020
  • It includes 535,000 individual businesses consisting of independent manufacturers, repair shops, distributors, marketers and retailers.
  • These businesses serve all 280+ million light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles registered in the U.S. today.

What does this mean for you?
An unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of a rapidly increasing market. As consumers continue to keep their vehicles on the road longer, these vehicles are in need of more maintenance and repairs and more of the services that you can offer as a Meineke business owner! Meineke offers incredible earning potential with the average Meineke showing average sales of $708,730*.

Value Proposition
Our business model and auto franchise locations are reaping the benefits of this automotive trend. Given our high brand recognition and diversified range of services, Meineke Car Care Centers is a tremendous opportunity to work with one of the top 100 franchises. Meineke franchisees recognize a significant edge over automotive franchise competitors in their market area with franchise benefits including:

  • Strong brand recognition
  • Territory protection
  • Multi-unit opportunities
  • Best-in-class education through Meineke University
  • Comprehensive marketing and advertising support
  • Strong, ongoing operational support
  • Software and technology support
  • Solid unit economics
  • Corporate fleet account opportunities
  • Unlimited service potential with one of the top 100 franchises in its class

Training and Support

No automotive experience is required! That’s right, no automotive experience is required. Less than 20% of our franchisees have previous automotive backgrounds. Meineke passes this invaluable knowledge to franchisees through one of the most comprehensive training and support programs in the industry. New franchisees are provided first class training at Meineke University, a two week training program held in Charlotte, NC, which teaches the necessary management and technical skills to enable you to open and operate your Meineke automotive franchise.

As a Meineke franchisee, you will also benefit from:

  • Meineke's Online Intranet
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Territory
  • Site Selection
  • Ongoing Training
  • m-Key
  • Meineke Dealer Access
  • Biz Alerts
  • Funding
  • Purchasing Power

Not just another oil change franchise or auto parts franchise, Meineke offers world-class training and support, providing franchisees a fantastic training opportunity. As a Meineke franchisee you will learn how to work on the business as opposed to working in the car repair business. A Meineke automotive franchise is truly a service and retail business that is based upon education, technology, and marketing; all of which are contained in the business system offered to you by Meineke. The Meineke program is geared to enable individuals with little to no automotive experience to be successful in our system.

There’s never been a better time to become part of
the franchised auto repair business!
Fill out the form and learn more about Meineke today!

*This information is based upon actual, historical financial information provided by Meineke franchisees and disclosed in Meineke’s Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). Individual results may vary. Historical financial performance does not guarantee future results. For further information about franchisee financial performance, see Item 19 of the FDD. The average gross revenues year end December 31, 2017 as reported by 475 franchised Meineke Centers (including 25 Co-branded Meineke/Econo Lube Centers) that met the following conditions: (a) the Meineke Center is operated in the United States; (b) the Meineke Center had been open and operating for more than 2 years as of December 31, 2017; (c) the Meineke Center had at least 5 bays; and (d) the Meineke Center had a Star rating of 3 or better is $708,730.


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