Alloy Wheel Repair Franchise
Alloy Wheel Repair is a franchise for a mobile wheel repair company. It was founded in 1985 by Tom Morris. He offered superior Teflon paint product to protect the paint on all vehicle types including boats and aircrafts.
They also developed a line of product in detailing and supplied it to more than 3,000 licensed shops nationwide and internationally in South Africa, Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. They have created alliances with big companies like Pepsi, Coca Cola, DHL Express, United Parcel Service, Avis, Budweiser, and Hertz.
In 1999, Tom realized that he can beat the big machine shops by providing his services right at the location of his customers through developing methods to do the repairs using air tools, paints, and abrasives. After then, he started franchising in 2000 nationwide. Through his network of franchisees, they have developed the technology and now also offer straightening bent wheels and replicating CNC lathe lines while repairing machined alloy wheels. They have acquired a patent in the United States, Canada, European Union, and Australia to prevent others from using their concept of mobile reconditioning facility. They now have 160 franchisees, 400 moblie units, 20 wholesale distribution centers, and 7 re-manufacturing facilities. They are available in 500 cities nationwide, in Canada, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Sweden, and Qatar.
What services do they offer at Alloy Wheel Repair?
They do refinishing which can restore wheels that are scratched, gouged, or scraped. They have straightening that can repair your vehicles suspension system, tires, and steering. If your wheels are too damaged, they can bring it to one of their remanufacturing shop or it can be replaced from their vast choices of wheels. They also perform tire safety and maintenance to prevent you from getting stranded due to tires worn out by road debris, glass, potholes, porosity leaks, and nails. They also have a new service that is being used as an alternative to chrome finish. They have the simulated chrome coating and custom colors. The chrome plating process has been banned in the European Union and they are expecting the United States to follow. They have developed an environmentally friendly process to turn any silver wheel into brite chrome or black chrome. This also it to be repaired if damaged. For custom colors, you just provide them the paint code of your vehicle and it takes about a 1-2 weeks to finish and cost starts at $1000 for a set of 4.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running an Alloy Wheel Repair Franchise
You need to have a net worth of $50,000 to $250,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $10,000. Expect to be investing $63,000 to $134,000. Franchise fee is $35,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement.
What’s included in the Alloy Wheel Repair franchise package?
There will be 2 weeks training at the headquarters and 3-5 days at your location. You will also receive newsletters, attend meetings, toll-free number, assistance at grand opening, internet, occasional field evaluations, and access to purchasing cooperatives. For marketing, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 3100 Medlock Bridge Rd., #305 Norcross, Georgia 30071