Tilden Your Total Car Care Centers

At a Glance

Products & Services: Full-service automotive repair

Number of Locations: 41

Total Investment: $155.4K - $200.1K

Founded: 1923

Began Franchising: 1996

About Tilden Your Total Car Care Centers

Sydney G. Tilden founded S.G. Tilden Inc. in 1923, and Tilden for Brakes Car Care Centers were born. In 1966, Tilden began offering franchises to existing loyal store managers. Now publicly owned under the name Tilden Associates Inc., the company is based in Garden City, New York.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 41 0 0 0
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $155,433 - $200,133
Franchise Fee: $29,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% 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: 1 week. Ongoing as needed
Ongoing Support: Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,