More than 33.7 million vehicles are registered in Canada, with billions of kilometres on their odometers. Routine maintenance, repair, quality parts, and knowledgeable service are vital to keep vehicles running at peak performance, creating a wide range of franchise opportunities within the automotive sector.
From fast and convenient oil changes to comprehensive bodywork, here’s a look at automotive franchises across Canada dedicated to all things motor.
AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care is the world’s largest transmission repair franchise, and offers total car care at its more than 750 centres throughout North America. An iconic brand for more than 50 years, AAMCO is attracting new franchisees by simplifying the process of owning, staffing, and running an auto repair franchise.
The franchise is actively seeking single and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the brand and committed to providing the highest quality service. AAMCO provides franchisees with a comprehensive training program, including three weeks in classroom and one week of field training, along with national fleet accounts, operational assistance, and a nationally recognized ad campaign.
Active Green + Ross operates Southern Ontario’s premier chain of complete tire and auto centres from London to Ottawa and from Barrie to Toronto, with more than 70 locations in Ontario. The franchise offers customers a complete line and selection of tires from the world’s premier manufacturers, and all locations offer complete general automotive service and repairs to most cars and light trucks.
Head office provides assistance to all franchisees when it comes to equipment requirements and costs, advertising, marketing, business knowledge, employee recruiting, accounting, and financial advice. Initial training provides franchisees with the necessary knowledge and experience to serve customers and operate the franchise to Active Green + Ross standards.
CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. is a leading automotive repair franchise in North America, with more than 200 stores in Canada across 10 provinces. All locations are independently owned and operated, and maintain the strictest requirements for quality of work and training, and provide an unparalleled customer experience.
The CARSTAR model is uniquely attractive to independent store owners, who get the resources, support, buying power, and management expertise of North America’s largest multi-store owner network. CARSTAR provides a full-service operations platform that includes elements of lean processing, quality controls, data analytics, and education and training to drive key performance indicators to exceed industry standards.
Color Glo Canada provides repair and re-dyeing services for leather, vinyl, plastic, velour, carpet, fibreglass, and more, and also provides exterior blemish repair in the automotive, marine, and RV sectors.
Color Glo is a mobile franchise with more than 30 years’ experience, and is available 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.
Benefits of owning a Color Glo franchise include exclusive territorial rights, full support and backup 24/7/365, low overhead, no direct competition, exclusive water-based products, patented methods, low investment and high returns, and unlimited market potential.
Corporate Rent-A-Car is a North American company founded in 2008 and based out of Mississauga, Ontario. The company provides car rental and luxury car rental services to leisure and business travellers, dealer replacement, and Insurance replacements.
Corporate Rent-A-Car is committed to ensuring that its franchisees are supported at every turn by means of rigorous training programs, national marketing support, key supplier relationships, and hands-on mentoring. The comprehensive training program covers a wide range of topics, including operations management, acquiring and disposing of vehicles, insurance, developing effective customer service procedures, marketing your business, accounting and revenue, staff training, and identifying opportunities and pitfalls.
Fix Auto is the number one consumer brand in collision repair, and the largest single branded network in Canada, with more than 240 locations across the country. Celebrating 25 years of excellence, each Fix Auto centre is owned and operated locally, and offers hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision luster and performance. The company and its network continue to grow thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation.
Fix Auto services include collision repair, air conditioning, dent repair/paintless dent removal, vehicle diagnostics, paint scratch repair, glass replacement, tire installation, wheel alignment, and wheel rim repair.
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.
LEAKPRO® was developed to take advantage of opportunities in the automotive industry, and 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.
The system itself includes many components, such as: unique trademark, décor, and logo; intensive training; introduction to auto dealerships; pooled advertising power; state-of-the-art equipment; OEM warranty approved products; factory-trained technicians; up to a lifetime warranty; toll-free national phone line; and seven days a week, 24 hours a day mobile service.
The 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 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.
Franchisees don’t have to be mechanics to own a Master Mechanic franchise. A relentless customer service focus and good business management skills represent the core attributes toward success with the Master Mechanic business model.
With almost 2,100 locations throughout Canada, the U.S., and the world, and more than 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 or 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 a worldwide network.
Franchise Business Managers work with Midas owners to develop business plans, set goals, track progress toward goals, grow revenue, and increase profitability.
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 one of Canada’s longest and most recognized established chains in transmission, technology, and related drive line repairs. The franchise takes responsibility for consistent quality workmanship by constantly working to improve its skills, reliability, and service offerings.
Mister Transmission is looking for franchisees who want to join a progressive company with a culture that values its people, that is committed to automotive repair excellence, and with a team that’s on a shared mission to exceed client expectations every time.
Mr. Lube is a franchise leader in the automotive maintenance services sector, offering fast, warranty-approved, vehicle maintenance. 100 per cent Canadian owned, Mr. Lube provides franchisees with 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 driven to start their own business, but want to make sure it will be successful, who want to gain access to proven methods of success and operations, who want to receive ongoing training and support, who want to gain access to an award-winning advertising program, and who have enough start-up investment to purchase a franchise.
Best known as the company that invented windshield repair, NOVUS Glass is one of the largest and most respected auto glass repair/replacement and flat glass restoration networks worldwide. Franchisees may operate from an established retail location.
Current automotive related business owners may consider integration of a NOVUS Glass franchise into their existing business mix. With locations globally, NOVUS Glass franchises have performed over 25 million repairs to date.
The NOVUS training program provides franchisees with comprehensive and hands-on training, including a week at the NOVUS offices, two weeks at a regional training centre, and one week on-location with a regional manager, plus ongoing support from the NOVUS team.
Pro Fleet Care is a mobile rust control service that uses specially-formulated products designed for the protection of vehicles against corrosion. This service offers customers the ability to save money, while protecting and extending the life of their fleet.
Pro Fleet Care focuses on attracting great people who perform exceptional work while serving customers. Low start-up cost and overhead allow franchisees to grow successful, profitable businesses, giving them a better lifestyle.
Franchisees also receive assistance in establishing a client base, two weeks of training and ongoing support, and a turnkey equipment package, and can benefit from the mobile aspect of the business, along with the ability to schedule their own hours.
Rockcliff Auto provides franchise automotive dealerships to sell used vehicles and will, through an exclusive relationship with a lender, offer vehicle financing without the need for customer credit checks.
Rockcliff Auto has the knowledge, experience, and inventory to make the auto shopping experience fun and easy. Customers can bring their down payment or trade-in, and regardless of their credit situation, will be able to go home in a car or SUV.
The company currently has locations in the Greater Toronto Area in Toronto, Hamilton, and Oshawa, with Guelph, Oakville, and Brantford, Ontario locations coming soon.
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.
The benefits of owning a Snap-on franchise include the network of more than 4,200 franchisees worldwide, in-demand product in the category, available financing, protected list of calls, no real estate investment, exceptional training and support, and a proven franchise model. A Snap-on franchise also has a relatively low initial license fee, a low monthly fee, no advertising fee, and no initial training fee.
Speedy Auto Service is a 100 per cent Canadian owned and operated franchise system with more than 60 years of history as a leader in customer satisfaction and household recognition.
The benefits of owning a Speedy Auto Service franchise include the strong brand reputation, buying power, national warranty, marketing support, industry-leading POS software.
The franchise is looking for individuals who want to take control of their futures and enjoy the rewards of owning their own business, while benefiting from being part of a franchise system. Potential candidates must be motivated and committed to being proactive in starting the business and paying attention to its management.
Tint World® was founded in 1982, with the opening of its first store in Florida, and specializes 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.
Starting with the grand opening, Tint World® provides franchisees with comprehensive marketing support, and franchisees also receive three weeks of classroom and in-store training, along with start-up assistance that ranges from site selection to recruitment assistance, and much more.
WeBuyUrRide provides customers with a hassle-free vehicle purchasing service. The company’s innovative approach brings the purchaser direct to the seller’s driveway, where they offer fair and transparent vehicle valuations. This approach gives customers a professional and safe alternative from the challenges in dealing with dealerships or selling themselves.
The WeBuyUrRide support system delivers many benefits, including an operational system, national and local support, advertising support, ongoing training to franchisees and staff, franchise development assistance, repurchase support, vehicle floorplan assistance, human resource support, and much more.
To own a WeBuyUrRide franchise, it’s a requirement that the franchisee or a member of their management team has an automotive industry background.
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