Big O Tires Franchise

Last Updated on July 22, 2012 by DeanR

Big O Tires Franchise

Big O Tires is a franchise providing automotive repair services. It was founded in 1962 when it separated from OK Tires.

It was formed by a group of small tire shops who were then having problems competing with the low prices of company owned tire shops. They decided to get together and form their own company to avail of volume pricing and their concept worked. TBC Corporation acquired Big O Tires in 1996. Other names under TBC Corporation are NTB, Tire Kingdom, and Merchant Tire. Sumitomo Corporation of America acquired TBC Corporation in 2006 but Big O Tires still remained as a whole under TBC Corporation. They now have 509 locations all over the United States, one location in Canada, and 13 locations that are still company owned. To the community, they participate in Alex’ Lemonade Stand for Cancer Research and the Breast Cancer Research. They also sponsor Paul Richards Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, Gray Motorsports, and the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals.

What services do they offer at Big O Tires locations?

For tire services and repair, they have Wheel Alignment, Tire Rotation, Tire Mounting, sell Used Tires, Snow Tire Installation, Wheel Balancing, Tire Pressure Check, and Tire Repair. For oil, lube and filters, they provide Oil Change, Cabin Filter Change, Air Filter Change, and Fuel Filter Change. They also offer routine services and fluids like Brake Fluid Exchange, Cooling System Flush & Fill, Fuel System Cleaning, Wiper Blades, Radiator & Coolant Hoses, Headlights & Taillights, Belt Replacement, Power Steering Fluid Exchange, Transmission Fluid Exchange, and Differential Fluid Exchange. For battery services, they offer Installation of a new SERVICE CENTRAL SELECT 65 Battery, SERVICE CENTRAL ADVANTAGE 75 Battery, SERVICE CENTRAL PREMIER 85 Battery, SERVICE CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL Battery, Battery Testing, Alternator Test and Replacement, Battery Cable Replacement, and Starter Test and Replacement. They also provide brake inspection, brake repair, and wheel alignment. For suspensions and front end, they provide services for the Shocks, Struts, Tie Rods, Ball Joints, Rack and Pinion, Steering and Suspension Evaluation, and CV Joints and CV Axles.

Costs and requirements on running a Big O Tires franchise

You need to have a net worth of $300,000 to $600,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $100,000 to $200,000. Expect to be investing about $276,000 to $844,000. The Big O Tires franchise fee is $30,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about eight employees to run one location.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be four weeks training at the Big O Tires headquarters, two weeks training at your location and on-going training. You will also have exclusivity in your territory. You will be receiving newsletters, a toll free phone number and assistance at the grand opening. You will be given access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives. You will also be attending meetings and expect occasional field evaluations. For marketing, there will be in-store merchandising, quarterly point-of-purchase promotions, national promotions from preferred manufacturers, regional ad groups, and national branding and advertising programs.

Big O Tires Contact Details:

You may reach them at:

Address: 12650 E. Briarwood Ave., Ste 2-D Centennial, Colorado 80112

Phone: 1-800-321-2446

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