If you’re looking to jump-start your franchising career, the automotive sector could be the one to help put you on the road to success. In this feature, Franchise Canada takes you on a tour of automotive franchises across the country that are providing a range of services to Canadian customers, from general automotive service and repairs to vehicle rental, windshield repair, and much more.
Read on to learn more about automotive franchises that are helping Canadians take the wheel of their franchising futures.
Active Green + Ross operates Southern Ontario’s premier chain of Complete Tire & Auto Centres from London to Ottawa and from Barrie to Toronto, with over 65 locations in Ontario. It offers customers a complete line and selection of tires from the world’s premier manufacturers. All Active Green + Ross locations also offer complete general automotive service and repairs to most cars and light trucks.
Active Green + Ross franchisees receive access to a turnkey system, initial training, ongoing support, “Protractor” POS software, technical training, and advertising support.
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Color Glo Specialists are ready to help keep their customers’ investments like new. They provide repairing and re-dyeing services for leather, vinyl, plastic, velour, carpet, fibreglass, and more. They also provide exterior blemish repair in the automotive, marine, and RV sectors.
Color Glo is a mobile franchise with over 30 years’ experience and can be found worldwide. Franchisees can buy into a proven franchise system for delivering products and services that are dedicated to the success of each individual business owner. When franchisees buy a Color Glo franchise, they’re buying a complete turnkey business.
Fix Auto is part of Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services network with over 285 locations across the country. Each Fix Auto collision repair centre is owned and operated locally, offering hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision lustre and performance. The company and its network continue to grow thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. Franchise opportunities are available in territories not yet covered by the network.
The Fix Auto Guarantee ensures that customers receive impeccable service from a professional and courteous team, and this guarantee is valid throughout the national network.
Grease Monkey® provides preventive maintenance services and light mechanical repair services that help customers meet vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty requirements for more than 40 years. The “Less Hassle, More Hustle” customer service approach is designed to help customers make educated, informed decisions about maintaining their vehicles in a comfortable, no-pressure setting.
The Grease Monkey® system is designed to guide franchise owners through every aspect of running a profitable automotive maintenance business. Franchisees are fully supported in all aspects of: training; site selection and negotiation; third-party financing; marketing and advertising; equipment, inventory, and POS systems; business management and accounting; and national account purchasing.
The Green Motion brand is known internationally as a market leader in the supply of environmentally friendly vehicle rental. The Green Motion brand trades on four core principles: (a) the offer of the lowest CO2 emitting and fuel efficient vehicles for the provision of rent-a-car service; (b) for the company (including its franchises) to operate and abide by its own all-encompassing environmental policy; (c) to provide an unparalleled level of service through its expanding worldwide franchise network; and (d) to provide its environmentally focused rental service at a highly competitive price.
LEAKPRO® is a unique business that the franchisor has developed to take advantage of opportunities in the automotive industry. It is an entire format for operating businesses that specializes in detecting and repairing wind, dust, and water leaks in motor vehicles. One special component of this system is a methodology that the franchisor has refined for leak detection, which uses ultrasonic sound technology and thermal imaging.
LEAKPRO® provides franchisees with a tried-and-true business plan, national and local marketing, training, ongoing support, a national network of peers sharing information and strategies, and much more.
Master Mechanic provides full-service automotive repair and maintenance services to both retail and commercial clients through its franchisees, with special emphasis on drivability and engine performance. This is an excellent opportunity for existing independent garages looking to rebrand or for those with automotive and/or business experience who are considering the benefits of owning their own business.
You don’t have to be a mechanic to own a Master Mechanic franchise. A relentless customer service focus and good business management skills represent the core attributes towards success within the Master Mechanic business model.
With almost 2,100 locations throughout Canada, the U.S., and international and over 60 years of automotive maintenance experience, Midas is proud to be a premier brand in world-class automotive service.
Whether franchisees are looking to convert their business and expand or start a business, as a member of the Midas team, they’ll have the resources they need to meet the demands of today’s marketplace and have the freedom to operate independently while tapping into top-tier training, ongoing support, innovative marketing tools, and the worldwide Midas network.
Mister Transmission has been a trusted name in the automotive business for over 55 years. With more than 60 locations from coast to coast, Mister Transmission is Canada’s longest and most recognized of established chains in transmission, technology, and related drive line repairs.
The Mister Transmission head office will equip franchisees with all the tools they’ll need to get started and be successful, including sales & customer service, technical training, marketing & advertising, operations & profitability support, and ongoing training and support. There are prime growth areas to be awarded including master franchisee licenses for multi-unit opportunities.
Mr. Lube is Canada’s franchise leader in the automotive maintenance services sector, offering fast, warranty-approved vehicle maintenance. One hundred per cent Canadian owned, Mr. Lube provides franchisees a respected brand name, established operating systems, industry-leading training, national purchasing power, national fleet partnerships, and more. Mr. Lube is looking for franchisees who are passionate about customer service, experienced in business management, and meet the financial requirements.
NOVUS Glass is part of the Fix Network, Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services provider. The NOVUS Glass Mobile Van option offers franchisees a turnkey business solution with everything included to get started. There is also a retail storefront option to add to the mobile business. With over 60 points of service across Canada and growing, NOVUS Glass is a long-standing, trusted brand that consumers have come to rely on for their windshield repair and replacement needs.
NOVUS Glass also provides franchisees the support they need to grow each year with an advertising and marketing program tailored to their specific needs.
Pro Fleet Care focuses on attracting great people who perform exceptional work while serving customers. Its low start-up cost and overhead allow franchisees to grow successful, profitable businesses, giving them a better lifestyle. Pro Fleet Care offers its customers the ability to save money, while protecting and extending the life of their fleet. Pro Fleet Care provides Exceptional Rust Control, on Site, on Time and as Promised.
The franchise package includes everything franchisees need to get started. Pro Fleet Care offers the motivated investor the opportunity to own a proven mobile business with high growth potential.
Simplicity Car Care has simplified the process of owning and operating a collision and car care facility so franchisees can focus on their customers. It has a conversion franchise structure.
The Simplicity Car Care operations support team is the backbone of the franchise system and the greatest asset for franchisees, who will have access to experts in all facets of store operations with just a quick phone call. Franchisees receive support with business development, hands-on employee training, marketing and advertising, dedicated support staff, efficient operating procedures, better buying power, and more.
Snap-on is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of innovative, top-quality, value-added tools, software, and services to the automotive, aviation, marine, RV, ATV, and related industries. Snap-on Franchisees take their well-merchandised “Mobile Store” to their customer’s place of business and provide personalized service and solutions. Custom business software, franchise financing, and customer credit financing is offered. No royalty or advertising fees apply.
Some of the benefits of owning a Snap-on franchise include more than 4,500 franchises worldwide, most in-demand product in the category, exceptional training and support, a proven franchise model, and more.
As part of Fix Network, Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services provider, Speedy Auto Service has been proudly serving customers for over 60 years. Speedy is a trusted brand that consumers have come to rely on for their automotive repair and maintenance needs. Year after year, Speedy Auto Service franchisees increase their revenues and build equity in their business. As one of the most iconic brands in Canada, “At Speedy, You’re a Somebody” continues to resonate today.
Franchisees benefit from Speedy’s internal systems, training, advertising, purchasing programs, and increasing sales margins.
Tint World® was founded in 1982 with the opening of its first store in Florida, specializing in window tinting, car stereo, auto security, car and truck accessories, auto detailing, and appearance services to create unique “Automotive Styling Centers®.”
Today, Tint World® is the largest and fastest-growing window tinting and automotive aftermarket accessory franchise in the world and offers home and commercial solar window tinting and security film service and installations.
Tint World® provides 360° store setup, training, and ongoing support. Startup assistance includes site selection and lease negotiation, recruitment assistance, store opening training, and more.