Qualifications for Starting Your Meineke Auto Franchise

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At Meineke Car Care Centers, our goal is to help customers take care of their car so they can focus on more important things in the lives. That’s why since 1972, our brand has been the go-to choice of entrepreneurs looking to create a career of their own within our automotive franchise. We give our franchisees an edge because of our well-established name, specific training program, and assistance in dealing with barriers to entry, so that their Meineke auto franchise is set for success.

The automotive marketplace is booming and cars on the street have an average age that is higher than ever before. When you own any one of our automotive franchises at Meineke, you’ll take pride in knowing you’re a part of what help keeps our customers’ vehicles on the road for longer and working properly. We specialize in franchising brands in the automotive care industry. Our parent company, Driven Brands, Inc., has acquired several other brands including Econo Lube N’ Tune, Inc., Maaco, Drive N Style, Merlin, and 1-800 Radiator & A/C, CARSTAR North America, North Florida Lubes, Take 5 Oil Change and Pro Oil Change.

Financial Qualifications

We keep our facts and numbers transparent so you know exactly what your financial situation should be when looking to potentially start your auto franchise with us.

The initial franchise fee is $35,000. To be considered an eligible candidate, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Net worth: $250,000
  • Liquidity: $110,000 (non-borrowed funds)
  • Credit Score: 675+

Contact us today to discuss any or all of the qualifications required of our franchise owners. Our corporate headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina, but we have locations both nationally and internationally.