Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions
These are the top things people ask us about an Auto-Lab franchise.
1. Why Auto-Lab versus another Auto Repair Franchise?
Auto-Lab offers an immense amount of franchise support from our corporate office as well as a highly respected brand image. We require less investment, a small franchise fee and more control of marketing and advertising associated with your target customer base. The Auto-Lab Business Management System (ALBMS®) is a computer program unique to Auto-Lab that will assist you in all areas of managing a successful Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center. For more information, click here.
2. What cost is associated with an Auto-Lab Franchise?
Whether you are opening a new business or converting your current auto repair facility to an Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center, there will be a cost associated which can vary widely based upon your needs. Please click here for a complete breakdown of the estimated costs.
3. What is the Franchise Fee?
The Franchising Fee is $30,000. This is the first step to you being able to "harness the power of our brand®". Giving you the advantage of our business model, training, and corporate support which has proven to be crucial in the success of Auto-Lab for 25 years.
4. What support is included?
Auto-Lab, LLC offers support in all areas of business management and operations through our corporate office, located in Farmington Hills, MI, and our strategic vendor partners. Our support includes, but is not limited to, continuous technical and management training programs, group purchasing programs, group marketing and advertising programs, electronic purchasing through vendor partners, a program for HotLine support, instant information network, assistance with business opportunities, etc.
5. Is Financing Available?
Third party financing is available. May be used for up to 80% of your start-up cost. We are a SBA-approved franchise.
6. I already own an auto repair shop, how do I make it an Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center?
Yes, you can convert your current auto repair shop to an Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center. In fact, we have an Auto-Lab conversion program in place. Click here for additional information.
7. Who are Auto-Lab’s vendors?
Auto-Lab LLC has several strategic vendor partners that we utilize for all of our business needs that range from the parts that we order to the equipment that we use, from the uniforms that we wear to the printing of our marketing materials and business forms. We only team with the most respected brand names in their industries. Our strategic vendor partners include; AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, Cintas Uniforms, Cequent, Snap-On, and many more.
8. Do I have to be a service technician to open an Auto-Lab franchise?
No. A common misconception of our industry is that you have to be a service technician to own an auto repair center. While you will need to employee ASE Certified Technicians to work in your Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center, any mechanical expertise that our franchises may have is often an added bonus. The most useful asset to an Auto-Lab franchisee is proven success in the management of a business. In fact, several of our most successful franchisees are not auto repair technicians; they range from chemical engineers to business executives, but have all found success by utilizing the Auto-Lab business model and brand.
9. How do I “harness the power of our brand®”?
Auto-Lab is a highly respected, recognizable brand. When you join Auto-Lab, your facility will automatically be associated with 25 years of quality auto repair service and an A+ rating with the BBB.
10. I’m interested, how can I get more information on franchise opportunities at Auto-Lab?
For more information on Auto-Lab franchise opportunities or how you can convert your current auto repair facility to an Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Center, please fill out the request form and a representative will contact you shortly.
We are also available at many notable Franchise Expos across the country throughout the year.