Contents of the FRANCHIS.TXT file
TITLE:FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION
KEY:FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION INTRODUCTION HOW TO SEARCH
This Information Please database contains information about franchise
opportunities. It was prepared by Andrew Kostecka in the Office of Service
Industries, International Trade Administration. It was compiled by the US
Department of Commerce.
This listing provides a brief summary of the terms, requirements and
conditions under which franchises are available. Keywords used to
identify the franchises include the type franchise (ie Auto, Beauty
Supplies, etc) and name of franchise (ie AAMCO, Oil Can Henry, etc). You
can also use the In-Text search to search for other words that may be of
interest to you such as "Ongoing Training".
Since things change, the information contained here cannot be guaranteed
to be accurate. You are encourage to personally contact any company that
you are interested in.
KEY:AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS SERVICES AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS
AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.
Bala Cynwd, Pennsylvania 19004
Don Limbert, Director of Franchising
DESCRIPTION:AAMCO centers service tranmissions for all vehicles. Services
include unique "Lifetime Warranty" for as long as customer owns car
(honored throughout U.S. and Canada)/
NUMBER OF FRANCHISEES: Nearly 900 in U.S. and Canada
IN BUSINESS SINCE: 1964
EQUITY CAPITAL NEEDED: $42,500
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: None
TRAINING PROVIDED: A comprehensive 5 week training course is provided at
the company headquarters.
MANAGERIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Consulting and operations departments
contunually word with each center to insure proper operation. Technical
sem inars are held in the field on a regular basis.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED: May, 1987
KEY:AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS SERVICES ABT SERVICE CENTERS
ABT Service Centers
Division of ABT Service Corporation
2339 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION: Alignment - Brakes - Tune-up repair centers
which specialize in the one day, high profit automotive and truck service
needs. Guaranteed, fast, economical service performed in a "new" 8 bay
facility, with the "right" equipment and the "right" training, is the
backbone of the franchise. A strong managerial background is essential -
training will provide the rest.
NUMBER OF FRANCHISEES: 5 in 2 States
IN BUSINESS SINCE: 1977
EQUITY CAPITAL NEEDED: $15,000 (includes $10,000 operating capital)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Franchise includes 8 bay facility, signs,
equipment, training with no need for additional equipment. Should a
fracnchisee want additional equipment, financing through leasing
companies, banks and ABT is available to qualified applicants. Franchisee
must be financially qualified to guarantee construction.
TRAINING PROVIDED: 2 weeks will be spent in an ABT Service Center and at
the company headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. This schedule will be
increased if necessary. ABT operational people will then shift to
franchisee's center for the training of the manpower. A grand opening will
be prepared and held during this period.
MANAGERIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: On a regular basis ABT personnel visits
the franchisee to provide consultation in day to day operations and to
analyze monthly progress. ABT provides operation manuals, training
manuals, bookeeping systems, insurance programs, advertizing assistance
and other management tools.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED: June 1987
KEY:AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS SERVICES ACC-U-TUNE & BRAKE
ACC-U-TUNE & BRAKE
2510 Old Middle Field Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Stan Shore, President
DESCRIPTION: ACC-U-Tune & Brake centers specialize in automotive tune-ups,
brakes, oil changes, air conditioning, state inspections and other minor
repair and auto maintainence services. Typical tune-up and complete lube,
oil and filter change is less than $68, is done in about 1 hour, while
customer waits and guaranteed in writing for 12,000 miles. Price includes
both parts and labor.
NUMBER OF FRANCHISEES: 9 in California and 9 Company-Owned Centers
IN BUSINESS SINCE: 1975
EQUITY CAPITAL NEEDED: $45,000 and excellent credit.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Total investment of $85,000, financial
TRANING PROVIDED: Extensive pre-opening training, classroom training
(about 2 weeks) and 4 weeks on-the-job training. Training inludes
technical aspects of repair work, bookeeping, marketing, customer
relations, shop maintenance, sales.
MANAGERIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE: Complete technical manuals, advertizing
manuals, and operations manuals covering all day-to-day aspects of
managing a profitable tune-up center.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED:June 1987