Precision Tune Auto Care Franchise

Last Updated on August 1, 2012 by DeanR

Precision Tune Auto Care Franchise

Precision Tune Auto Care is a franchise for a business providing auto maintenance, repair and engine diagnostics. It was founded in 1975 and started franchising in 1978.

It was founded by Bill Childs as a convenient tune-up. He named the first shop “Precision Tune” and it was opened in Beaumont, Texas. In 1977, they had their first franchise in Orlando, Florida. They celebrated the opening of their 100th franchise in Oakridge Tennessee in 1979. In 1989, they acquired National 60-minute Tune which had 60 franchises in Oregon, Florida, Washington, and Southern California.

They opened their first international center in Taipei, Taiwan in 1991. It was in 1996 that they changed the name to Precision Tune Auto Care as they transitioned into complete car care. In 2000, they opened a center in Portugal. In 2005, they grew more internationally by opening two centers in Canada, two centers in Spain, and 16 centers in Portugal. They now have 232 locations all over the United States, 80 in other countries, and 27 locations that are company owned.

What services do they provide at Precision Tune Auto Care?

For Air Conditioning System Service, it includes air conditioner performance system check and air condition system inspection. They can also include retrofit service. For Air Induction Service, they restore the car performance by significantly boosting fuel efficiency, reducing harmful pollutants, and prolong the car’s engine overall life. The Brake Service and Repair includes services such as replacing pads and shoes, repacking the wheel bearing, topping off the brake fluid, refinishing the drums and rotors, purging of air from the hydraulic system, and it also comes with lifetime warranty.

For Cooling System Service, it includes checking the engine belts and checking the pressure conditions and coolant. For Fluid Maintenance Service, it includes automotive oil changes such as transmission and differential fluids. The Fuel Injection System Service will help the car achieve optimum fuel efficiency, reduce toxic emissions, and it will give you better response and performance. For the Tires, they have services such as Tire Pressure, Tire Rotation, Tire Alignment, and Tire Tread. Other service includes Fleet Services, Car Repais, Scheduled Maintenance Services, Car Tune-Up, and Diagnostic Services.

Cost and requirements on running a Precision Tune Auto Care franchise

You need to have a net worth of $250,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $80,000. Expect to be investing about $120,000 to $226,000. The cost of Precision Tune Auto Care franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 7.5%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. You will need about five to eight employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership and absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two weeks training at the headquarters and one day up to two weeks at your location upon your request. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. There will be assistance at the grand opening. You will be given access to the internet.  Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, regional advertising, and national media.

Precision Tune Auto Care Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 748 Miller Drive, SE Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone: (800) 438-8863 or (703) 777-9095


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