Franchise Spotlight: Garage
With an increase in the number of cars on the road, the successfully franchised Garage sector looks set to grow.
In 2020 there were over 280 million vehicles on the roads in America (Statista), making the Garage sector a safe choice for investment. This industry is commonly described as ‘aftermarket care’ and typically provides tyre fitting, windscreen replacement, motor repairs and accident and bodywork services.
The market for auto-aftermarket care benefits from the rise in the average age of an American car - now approaching 12 years. With more people looking to maintain, and increase the longevity of their vehicles, Garage franchisees have a healthy flow of business. Franchisees looking to work in this sector have a range of options available to them - from mobile repair vans to investing in and managing their own garage sites.
For franchisees with environmental interests, Honest-1 Auto Care are a company who have capitalized on the growing trend for more eco-friendly, green options in their garages. If you are looking to expand your current Garage business, CARSTAR Franchise Systems have made use of links with insurance companies, to offer 24/7 collision repair services.
Garage Industry Analysis
For franchisees looking to invest in the ever-growing and competitive Garage sector, there are a range of options to consider. Not all companies are looking for people who have experience in the repair and maintenance sector, but for some, holding relevant qualifications will be needed. Franchisees will need to consider if they want to work for themselves or manage a team of experienced professionals in the field.
With the automobile industry being affected by changes in technology and improvements in eco-transport, such as hybrid, electric and solar vehicles, franchisees will need to keep abreast of changes in the sector. For those interested in this niche area, companies with a green focus are worth considering. The location of your garage premises will be important and research will be paramount to ensure you are investing well. For those with an interest in auto-aftercare, this is an industry with exciting prospects that looks set to continue growing.