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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#37 Ranked #77 last year
- Initial investment
$207K - $423K
- Units as of 2021
2,157 3.8% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Jiffy Lube franchise.
As an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, Jiffy Lube is a well-known name in the U.S. It has over 1,900 locations nationally, with the potential to open more franchises in several designated market areas. Jiffy Lube also has a presence in Canada, where it has over 150 franchises.
Though consumers know the company for its quick oil changes, some Jiffy Lube facilities have expanded their services to cover battery and brake services. If you are in a jiffy to start your own franchise, then Jiffy Lube may be the company for you.
Why You May Want to Start a Jiffy Lube Franchise
Jiffy Lube may have different franchising options to fit your needs best. You might choose to start a new business, transfer an existing one, or own multiple locations. There may be incentives for each of these categories depending on what the company offers at that time.
With a strong network and community, growing your Jiffy Lube franchise is typically well-supported. A proprietary POS system can keep track of back-office reporting, and access to Jiffy Lube Connect might update you with the latest company insights. As a franchisee, you generally connect with top vendors and attend conventions and trade shows, sharing secrets to success and networking with the right people.
You might also receive corporate training through Jiffy Lube University. This automotive service is conducted both on-site and online. You may earn over two dozen credit hours with Jiffy Lube University through the American Council on Education.
What Might Make a Jiffy Lube Franchise a Good Choice?
Jiffy Lube is a well-known name in the industry. If you become a franchisee, you may not have to go searching for customers. Jiffy Lube’s national name and marketing campaigns may reach consumers through social media, television, and radio broadcast. Not only that, you may receive marketing statistics on how better to market your franchise location for your local market.
If you want to become a franchisee, you don’t necessarily need a background in the automotive industry. A desire to keep cars running, customers happy, and business background will help with day-to-day operations.
To be part of the Jiffy Lube team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How Do You Start a Jiffy Lube Franchise?
Requesting more franchise information may trigger a member of the franchise development team to conduct a pre-qualification screening. If you meet the financial requirements and pass a background and credit check, you generally move forward to fill out an official application.
As you progress, a recruitment manager might interview you; this is also your chance to ask any questions you may have. If you make it past the interview, you typically attend a discovery day event at company headquarters in Houston, Texas, where you may meet the Jiffy Lube executive team. Jiffy Lube may connect you with a business development manager, and once you have selected your ideal site, you generally sign your franchise agreement.
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About Jiffy Lube
- Franchising Since
- 1979 (43 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 2,157 (as of 2021)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Jiffy Lube franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
- $17,500 - $35,000
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $207,000 - $422,650
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- Franchise fee waived
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 20 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Jiffy Lube has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 40 hours
- Classroom Training
- 120 hours
- Additional Training
- Additional training available
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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