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Perfect Fit

For this franchisee, incorporating a rental-car business into his lube-and-tune was just right.

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Adding a franchise to your existing business is a great way to make extra money. Just ask Joe Horton. The owner of Springfield, Missouri-based Blue Stream Lube & Oil has found success with his Rent-A-Wreck discount car-rental franchise.

In 1997, nine years after opening his quick-lube shop, Horton received information about Rent-A-Wreck franchising in the mail. "Something about it piqued my interest," he says. Horton did a little homework, which included meeting with Alan Wagner, Rent-A-Wreck's director of franchise sales and development.

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