Meineke Car Care Centers Franchise
Meineke Car Care Centers is a franchise for a business providing automotive care. It was founded in 1972 and started franchising that same year. It was founded by Sam Meineke and Harold Nedell and opened their location in Houston, Texas.
When they started, they had only one product line and one store. The business grew rapidly and was acquired by Meineke management, The Halifax Group in Washington, D.C., and Carousel Capital in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their name used to be Meineke Discount Muffler Shops, Inc. It was in 2003 when they changed it to Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Driven Brands, Inc. became their parent company in 2006. Other brands under them are Econo Lube ‘N Tune, Maaco, Tortal, and Aero Colours.
They now have 863 locations in the United States, 34 locations in Canada, 15 locations that are company owned, and 43 locations in other countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, and the Caribbean.
What services do they offer at Meineke Car Care Centers?
They offer Oil Changes, Brakes, Tires, Exhaust, Batteries, Steering, Air Conditioning, and CV Joints and Boots. They also have Tires and Wheels, Transmission Flush, Fuel Injection, Fuel Economy, Windshield Wiper Blades, and they also offer National Fleet Services.
Cost and requirements on running a Meineke Car Care Centers franchise
You need to have a net worth of $150,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $60,000. Expect to be investing about $187,000 to $337,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 3% to 8%. This is for a renewable 15 year term agreement. You will need about four to five employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be four weeks training at the headquarters, four days at your location, annual on-going technical hotline, and online courses as needed. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be provided assistance at the grand opening. You will be given access to the internet. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, regional advertising, and national media.
Meineke Car Care Centers Contact Details
You may reach them at:
Address: 128 S. Tryon Street, Suite 900 Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (800) 275-5200