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Mr. Transmission/Transmission USA

2014 Franchise 500
#478
At a Glance

Products & Services: Transmission repair and services

Number of Locations: 99

Total Investment: $173.3K - $246.2K

Founded: 1956

Began Franchising: 1976

About Mr. Transmission/Transmission USA

Founded in 1956, Mr. Transmission/Transmission USA was acquired in 1990 by Moran Industries, which also franchises Milex Complete Auto Care, Alta Mere Toys For Your Car and Smart View Window Solutions. Mr. Transmission/Transmission USA service centers repair and maintain transmission systems and drive train components. Franchisees also have the opportunity to have co-branded centers with Milex.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 99 0 0 0
2013 102 0 0 0
2012 102 0 0 1
2011 104 0 0 0
2010 116 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Midwest, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northeast, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Africa, Middle East, South America, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $173,315 - $246,185
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000 - $300,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (93% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 3 weeks. Operations visit at location when open : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #478 (2014), #420 (2013), #436 (2012), #395 (2011), #416 (2010),

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