Meineke Car Care Centers | International Franchise Association
Meineke Car Care Centers Franchising Information

  Make an investment in your future with the franchise ranked 
#1 in Category by Entrepreneur magazine.    

Make an investment in your future with the franchise ranked #1 in Category by Entrepreneur magazine. A trusted name in car repair that’s recognized by over 92% of Americans, Meineke has been an industry leader for over 40 years and supplies a proven business system to nearly 1,000 franchisees.  

People are keeping their cars longer = Huge opportunity for you!    

The automotive aftermarket is huge! Annual sales in North America are nearly US $327 billion…and growing! We have grown too. Expanding beyond quality exhaust service, we offer complete brake service, oil and lube service, front-end alignment, shock and strut service and more. The fact that Americans are keeping their cars longer increases opportunities for repair and maintenance across the board.  

No Automotive Experience Required    

That’s right, it doesn’t take a background in auto repair. Many candidates from different walks of life, possessing varied skillsets, have become very successful Meineke franchise owners.  

Jumpstart Your Business with Best Practices    

We are committed to franchisee success and have built an infrastructure that maximizes our ability to assist franchisees with every aspect of their business.     

  • Incredible brand recognition
  • Growth-focused business model  
  • Comprehensive advertising program  
  • Professional site location with protected market territory  
  • Extensive training and ongoing support  

Our Franchisees Say It Best    

“I wanted an opportunity to control my own destiny. I have two small children who I’m quite proud of, and I’d like to see them grow up a little bit more. Meineke also represents a business that I was looking for, in that it is a recession resistant business. ”   - Luis Bonilla   

“Back in 1984, I opened up an independent shop and realized that I needed a lot more structure… I went with Meineke in 1988 because I clearly needed that structure and it’s been great for
me.”  - Ray Howell   

The Investment    

Aside from a world-class brand and unparalleled expertise and support…one of the best things about a Meineke franchise is its price tag. You’re looking at a minimum invest level of just US $110,000! You would be hard pressed to find another franchise opportunity that gives you so much for so little.  

New Multi-Shop Operator Incentives

Meineke is extremely excited about our Multi-Shop Operator Incentive Program. MSO’s will receive license fee discounts, royalty rebates and other significant advantages over single unit ownership.   


Business Established: 1972
Franchising Since: 1972
Franchised Units: 972
Company Owned Units: N/A
Start-up Cost: $110,000
Total Investment: $255,000 to $320,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011: N/A
Veteran Owned Units: 25
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Vetfran Incentives

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces who otherwise meet the requirements of the VetFran program shall receive a 50% reduction in royalty fees for the first 6 months of operation of their Meineke Center.