How Big is the Customer Demand for Automotive Franchises?

How Big is the Customer Demand for Automotive Franchises?

The Christian Brothers automotive franchise is part of an annual $90 billion industry

Christian Brothers franchise

Christian Brothers continues to serve hundreds of thousands of customers who spend roughly $375 on each of their cars in maintenance repairs annually.

Auto repair and maintenance is a massive industry that generated about $90 billion in revenue in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s roughly $375 for each of the 240 million vehicles that are on American roads. Our franchises served roughly 350,000 vehicles that year with more than 120,000 courtesy inspections, more than 145,000 oil changes, and more than 60,000 radiator fluid exchanges.

Christian Brothers is a highly rated, faith-based auto repair franchise with a unique financial model. Christian Brothers assumes a majority of the risk by purchasing land and constructing “built-to-suit” buildings, which the franchisee then manages. Christian Brothers does not charge a franchisee based on top-line revenues like virtually every other franchisor, but instead on a share of the profits, which is calculated after expenses. Franchisees also pay themselves a salary before they pay the franchisor a nickel.

“Auto repair franchises have proven to be a very stable investment over time,” says CEO Mark Carr. “Christian Brothers has never had a location close and is currently the top-ranked auto repair franchise by Franchise Business Review.”

Christian Brothers automotive franchise

There are plenty of competitors in this market, to be sure, but there definitely is plenty of room for someone who provides honest, ethical service. Plus, Christian Brothers helps potential franchisees with solid research and strong demographic and community information. The biggest part of our marketing is creating an experience that makes our customers want to come back. They do come back, and they do recommend us.

We exceed the competition in appearance and performance. Our facility is a gorgeous, solid brick building with a lobby that is reminiscent of an upscale hotel, complete with comfortable furniture. The bathroom is clean — just the way you’d want it for a guest at your home — and even the repair bays are immaculate. Our staff is friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in the needs of the customers. Customers are immediately greeted, asked what brought them in and offered something to drink.

“When they walk in the door, we want them to know we’re glad they are there,” says Colleen Manno, a franchisee in Huntersville, North Carolina. “We’re going to do some things they don’t have the time to do. We’re taking care of their car, and we’re going to do it with excellence. We’re not just working for ourselves. The Bible tells us whatever you do, do it for God, not for man. We’re working and taking care of their cars, not just for them but also for God. That’s our responsibility.”

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