Auto-Lab®, Inc. - Franchising Since 1992


The Auto-Lab Model - Auto Lab - tall-image-franchise-storefront

How We Got Started

Founded in 1989, Auto-Lab® began as a single store auto repair facility located in Sturgis, MI. The company quickly grew to five independent facilities focusing on tune-up and diagnostic services. Due to the success and growth of these sites, the company made the strategic decision to begin offering franchise opportunities in 1992. Since then, the Auto-Lab® franchise system has grown to 30+ locations throughout Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Florida, and Texas.

As the industry continued to evolve, the company changed its name from “Auto-Lab® Diagnostic and Tune-Up Centers” to “Auto-Lab® Complete Car Care Centers”. The name change captures our current, razor-sharp focus on complete car repair, while still maintaining a specialty in the most technologically advanced diagnostic services.

Fast forward to today, and Auto-Lab® Complete Car Care Centers have been an integral part of local communities for 27 years, and continues to provide our franchisees with a business model that contributes to positive community outreach. The company holds an A+ BBB rating, and stresses the importance of exceeding customer satisfaction in every location.

Why Our Model Works:

  • Strong Consumer Demand
  • Recession Resistant
  • Harness The Power of the Auto-Lab® Brand
  • Minimal Competition
  • No Auto Repair Experience Necessary

The Auto-Lab® Franchise Difference


Our business model makes the total investment in an Auto-Lab® franchise less expensive than most other automotive repair franchise systems.

Our sole focus on diagnosis and repair services makes Auto-Lab® a less expensive alternative for our retail customer than both automotive dealerships and most other independent repair shops.

As An Auto-Lab® Franchise, You'll:


  • Become part of a business culture with a commitment to integrity, honesty, fair pricing, and community involvement.
  • Gain access to a brand name and franchise system that has been established for over a quarter century.
  • Be guided through a robust training program.
  • Have access to a proprietary business management system (ALBMS®) that integrates the point of sale quoting and invoicing process, the inventory management process, and the back-end accounting function.
  • Have access to pre-negotiated parts and equipment vendor programs.
  • Be able to offer our exclusive 24-month / 24,000 mile warranty program.
  • Benefit from our on-going franchisee support services.

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Steve (President of Auto Lab) and the team at corporate are doing a great job of listening and supporting us as franchise owners! Andy Dobek,
Auto-LabĀ® Howell