AAMCO Transmissions
AAMCO Transmissions

AAMCO Transmissions

  • Investment Level
    $200,000 - $400,000
  • Capital Required
    $65,000
  • Number of Units
    671
  • Industry
    Automotive Franchises, Business Opportunities, Retail Stores: Specialty, Master Franchises, Transportation Franchises, Business Services Franchises, Franchising, Specialty Franchises
  • Franchising Since
    1963
  • Royalty Fee
    7.5%

AAMCO has been renowned as the worldwide leader in transmission repairs for 50 years. Since our founding in 1962, we have serviced more than 45 million vehicles. Today, our legacy brand continues to thrive, with more than 700 auto repair franchise locations in North America.
 
Entrepreneur magazine has consistently ranked us as a top choice in its annual Franchise 500 list, and our reputation as the leading brand for fixing the most complicated part of the car has won us the public’s constant loyalty and trust. We recently hired a marketing firm to measure how well the public knows our brand, and 92% of people surveyed recognized us as the leading brand for transmission repair. This is no accident: we’ve spent five decades building customer trust through our “Double-A-BEEP-BEEP-M-C-O” marketing campaigns.
 
 
Being the leader in the $5 billion transmission repair industry has its advantages. AAMCO franchise owners have the unique opportunity to grab the majority of transmission repair work in their markets, providing trustworthy repair of the most expensive — and often most profitable — component on a car. Many repair shops won’t work on transmissions, and they refer their customers to us. 
 
In the early 2000s, we realized that customers also trusted us to provide other repair services for their vehicles, so we diversified our business model and launched our Total Car Care program. This greatly expanded the revenue potential of a single AAMCO franchise and has allowed our franchise owners to earn a bigger slice of the general automotive repair market, which generates $62 billion a year in sales, according to IBISWorld research. In 2014, 60% of our customers visited us for Total Car Care, and this number continues to grow.

Here are three key reasons why AAMCO is a best-bet investment:

Multiple revenue streams: AAMCO franchise owners leverage our 50-year legacy as the leading brand for transmission repair into the even larger revenue stream of Total Car Care.
 
Exceptional ongoing training and support: AAMCO University is a state-of-the-art training facility with hundreds of hours of training and support that is designed to help our franchise owners and their teams become the experts our loyal customers expect us to be.
 
A proven business model: AAMCO has been a dynamic part of American car culture for 50 years, and we are a brand that customers love and trust.

Learn more about AAMCO

The total investment necessary to purchase an AAMCO franchise ranges from $227,400 to $333,000. This figure includes the $39,500 franchise fee, as well as the costs for equipment, training, leasing a property, and other items. In order to qualify to open an AAMCO, we are seeking candidates who have a minimum of $65,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of at least $250,000. The decision to open an AAMCO franchise is life-changing and expensive, which is why we offer a number of financing options that make it possible for us to partner with the most passionate owners in the industry.
 

 

AAMCO: The Brand

April 20, 2016

Get to know franchisee Lou Fizzarotti

April 15, 2016