Tuffy Tire and Auto Service
#257 Franchise 500| Auto repair

Tuffy Tire and Auto Service
Auto repair

About
Founded

1970

Franchising Since

1971 (47 Years)

Corporate Address

7150 Granite Cir.
Toledo, OH 43617

CEO

Roger Hill

Parent Company

T.A.C.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$224,000 - $413,500

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

2.5-5%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

Tuffy Tire and Auto Service has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

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

On-The-Job Training:

40 hours

Classroom Training:

104 hours

Additional Training:

At existing store

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

4 - 5

Tuffy Tire and Auto Service is ranked #257 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Charles Amy founded Tuffy Auto Service Centers when he opened the first Tuffy Muffler shop in 1970. The private company began franchising one year later and now has shops in several states. It is based in Toledo.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $224,000 High - $413,500
Units
-1.7%-3 UNITS (1 Year) -8.2%-16 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: July 11th, 2018
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