Ziebart offers superior proprietary products and services and a diverse business model. Specializing in professional automotive detailing, window tinting, paint protection films, fabric and rust protection, sprayed-on bed liners, glass repair, scratch repair and accessories, Ziebart is recognized as the No. 1 franchise in the automotive appearance services category by Entrepreneur magazine.

What Does a Ziebart Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Ziebart, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $150,000 and a minimum net worth of $450,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $416,000 - $566,000. Ziebart charges a franchise fee of $36,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (100% of the Franchise Fee Waived). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $150,000
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Net Worth: $450,000
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Franchise Fee: $36,000
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Total Investment: $416,000 - $566,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 100% of the Franchise Fee Waived
SBA Approved: Available

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 400
Home Office: Troy, MI
Year Founded: 1959
Franchising Since: 1962

About Us

Ziebart is committed to providing its franchisees with all the tools necessary for long-term success.
Through partnership with a globally recognized brand that has been in business for over 60 years, your business will be trusted by the consumer market.

Your Partner for a Prosperous Future

Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in vehicle appearance and protection services.
Since 1959, our company has served the automotive enthusiast with valuable product and service offerings.
The Ziebart franchise has grown to a network of 400 worldwide licensed locations and 1300 service centers in 36 countries.

Why Choose Ziebart?

  • No automotive experience necessary
  • Average unit volume is $1,300,000. (The top 33% of our locations average $2,390,000.)
  • Business Model Gross Profit Average 51%
  • A proven business model for over 60 years
  • No national competition
  • EBITDA: 30%
  • Resales Avg.: 5-7x EBITDA
  • Average length of ownership: 28 years
  • Passed down in family: 68% of owners on average, speaks to legacy
  • 33% Veteran owned


Ziebart is ranked:

  • #21 in Entrepreneur's Top Franchise for Veterans
  • #63 in Entrepreneur's Top Global Franchises
  • #29 in Franchise Direct's Top Global Franchises
  • #32 in Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises
  • Entrepreneur's Best of the Best- Automotive
  • #169 in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500
  • #1 in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Automotive Appearance Services Category
  • #273 in Franchise Times’ 500
  • Top 200 Best Franchises of 2022- Franchise Business Review
  • VetFran's Top Choices for Veterans
  • Ziebart Troy Headquarters Voted a Detroit Free Press Top Work Place 2021 and 2022

What Makes Ziebart Stand Out?

  • Onsite Employee Sales & Technical Training
  • Store Set-up Assistance
  • Local Store Sales & Marketing Programs
  • Onsite Account Acquisition & Development Available for Qualified Candidates
  • Site Selection Assistance


As a 5 Star VetFran® member, Ziebart International Corporation will WAIVE the $36,000 franchise fee for qualified applicants.

  • Do you have the entrepreneurial desire to be in business for yourself but not by yourself?
  • Are your interests aligned with the automotive aftermarket industry?
  • Are you sales-oriented and driven to succeed?
  • Would you embrace commitment to follow a proven business model that will guide you to reach your full potential?


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Ziebart is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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