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Starting up an Automotive Franchise Business

April 10th, 2012 by Nick Strong in Franchise Sales and Development in the UK
 

Nick Strong, MD - Select Your Franchise

Nick Strong, MD - Select Your Franchise

If you have an interest in cars then a franchise business in the automotive trade might be something you consider.

With over 34 million cars on the roads of Great Britain, a business that deals with the automotive industry can have provide huge growth potential. It’s a staggering statistic which of course rises with each passing year and and clearly indicates a growing demand for services such as car valeting, repairs and leasing.

One of the benefits of a franchise enterprise is that you don’t necessarily need to be a car expert or have previous experience in the automotive field. This is because franchisors typically present full training and support for his or her franchisees so as to provide them with all the know how they need to fulfil all of the duties required by the business.

So what are some of the franchise businesses available in the automotive industry:-

S.M.A.R.T. Car Repair Franchise Business

S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for Small to Medium Space Restore Technology. A franchise business specialising in S.M.A.R.T. repairs is one which makes good scratches and small dents which occur on many vehicles through normal wear and tear. It’s most commonly a van based franchise business which lets you visit and attend to customers requirements at their own houses or in different locations as requested.

Leasing Franchise Business

Car leasing franchises concentrate on providing leased vehicles to both individuals and businesses that have a preference to leasing rather than buying. Usually can often be a retail type business option requiring a store frontage.

Valeting  Franchise Business

Cars get dirty, inside and out, and cleaning it is something many people find a real chore. Valeting services provide a solution to get your car back in tip top condition and so a business providing such services when there are so many cars on the road can be a good option.

Automotive Tools Franchise

This is usually a B2B franchise opportunity which specialises in provision of tools and equipment to automotive workshops and garages. These are primarily van based franchises which allows you to get out on the road and visit existing customers and, in addition, go to talk to new potential customers about using your services.

Whichever automotive franchise business choice you decide on its always best to do your homework; validate the franchisors claims by checking their background, talking to existing franchisees and researching them online.  As with any investment, buying a franchise is not something to be taken flippantly and you will need to consider carefully the choice you make.

A franchise can form the basis for establishing an effective and profitable business, but be prepared to commit yourself to the franchise system and work hard at it to achieve the best results.

If you are interested in finding out more about some of the franchises described above, check out our directory of automotive franchises.

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