Christian Brothers Grabs Share of Foreign Auto Repair Market With European Vehicle Services

Christian Brothers Grabs Share of Foreign Auto Repair Market With European Vehicle Services

Automotive repair franchise offers maintenance and repair on a number of foreign-made cars that competitors can’t – or won’t – fix

The number of vehicles on U.S. roads keeps climbing. More Americans are driving cars coming from foreign markets – vehicles that not just any auto repair shop can service and repair.


Christian Brothers franchise owners best their competitors in the auto repair industry by providing maintenance and servicing on European vehicles – cars that many auto repair shops can’t properly service.

At most auto repair shops, technicians are limited in the vehicles they can service because of vendor restrictions or the availability of the necessary tools. Because they make up the majority of cars people drive, American and Japanese cars are the focus of most repair shops.

The Christian Brothers auto repair franchise has a leg up on competitors because our franchise owners have the ability to service a wide range of European vehicles. Other auto repair shops may be able to service these cars, but not with the level of expertise and accuracy that Christian Brothers technicians can. No matter what sort of car trouble drivers are experiencing, our franchise owners and employees have access to the equipment and parts needed to diagnose and repair it. Our staff is familiar with these vehicles and can ensure they get the care they need.

The result is that customers receive the maintenance and repairs that they require with the customer service that Christian Brothers is known for. More importantly, our franchise owners are able to reap the financial benefits of maintaining and repairing these types of cars.

“The ability for our franchises to service and repair European vehicles is a really important aspect of the services we offer,” says Christian Brothers CEO Mark Carr. “Franchise owners are able to increase customer traffic and frequency while capitalizing on the financial upturn that comes with servicing a larger number of vehicles.”

Tapping a growing area of the auto repair market

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that Americans spend more than $500 a year on automotive repairs and maintenance. With 253 million cars on the road as of 2014, that equates to more than $126 billion in spending — and the Christian Brothers automotive repair franchise is grabbing a piece of that pie.

Light trucks and vehicles manufactured by foreign marques have a strong foothold in the automotive market in the United States. This bodes well for Christian Brothers, as we continue to service more and more foreign vehicles. Some of the European and exotic models that we work with include: Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Volvo and Saab.


“The automotive business is sometimes compared to the medical industry, and here’s why: The majority of your clients are not experts in what you’re doing, so there is a tremendous amount of trust involved that you are operating in their best interest,” says Jade Stanford, who managed an auto repair business in Louisiana before moving to North Carolina in 2013 to open his first Christian Brothers. “I believe there is a tremendous demand in the market for people who provide comprehensive, ethical service.”

Learn more about Christian Brothers

Christian Brothers is a highly rated, faith-based, automotive repair franchise with a unique financial model. Christian Brothers assumes a majority of the risk by purchasing and constructing “built-to-suit” buildings, where the franchisee then owns and operates the business. Christian Brothers does not charge a franchisee based on the 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.

For in-depth details about the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise opportunity, contact us today.