Meineke Car Care Centers

Meineke Car Care Centers

Auto repair and maintenance
Find out what franchise is right for you
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #496 last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$162K - $529K
Units as of 2021
806 8.4% over 3 years

Company Overview

Sam Meineke began with a single store in Houston in 1972. The initial concept of providing exhaust service at discount prices has expanded to include complete brake service, oil and lube service, front-end alignment, shock and strut service and Catalytic converters.

About Meineke Car Care Centers

Industry
Automotive
Founded
1972
Parent Company
Driven Brands Inc.
Leadership
Rob Fillman, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1972 (49 years)
# of employees at HQ
60
# of Units
806 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
440 S. Church St., #700
Charlotte, NC 28202

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Meineke Car Care Centers 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
$40,000
Initial Investment
$162,274 - $528,688
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$110,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off royalty fee for first six months
Royalty Fee
$20.8K+/yr.
Ad Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
15 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Meineke Car Care Centers has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory

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
7 hours
Classroom Training
69 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3-6
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Meineke Car Care Centers landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where Meineke Car Care Centers ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Ranked #36

Top Franchises for Veterans

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse more franchises that are similar to Meineke Car Care Centers.

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

How much does a Hooters waitress make? She revealed on TikTok how much money she takes a week just in tips

A Hooters waitress revealed on TikTok how much money she makes per week just from tips. The amount far exceeds the average salary in the region where you live.

Burger King opens its first 100% vegetarian restaurant in Madrid

This branch will replicate some of the chain's classic dishes with vegetarian ingredients.

McDonald's in the United States is willing to pay $ 21 an hour for staff shortages

At least that is what an image that has gone viral on social networks shows.

How to replicate the success? In this business model you find an option

In the midst of the crisis, some brands reinvented themselves, innovated their offerings and launched new low-investment business models. There were not a few franchises that decided to take the opportunity to acquire new locations or those that already plan new openings, growth and even international expansion by 2022. Join the sector!

Are you interested in buying a franchise? Know the basics before investing

Get a deep understanding of what this business model is and how it operates with this handy glossary.

The Coworking Industry Is About to Experience a $13 Billion Boom. Here's How to Get In on It.

Breaking down the franchise opportunity at premiere coworking space provider Regus.

Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise by Entrepreneur Media. Our franchise listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise. That should include reviewing the franchisor's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees.
Updated: February 8th, 2021