Meineke Car Care Center

  • Meineke Franchisor SPV, LLC
440 S. Church St., #700
Charlotte, NC 28202
  • (866) 614-0479 / (704) 377-8855
  • (704) 377-9904 (Fax)

MEINEKE has been offering superior automotive repair services at discount prices for over 40 years. We are a nationally-recognized brand with a proven system. Brand recognition, comprehensive training and on-going technical and operational support are some of the benefits enjoyed by MEINEKE franchisees.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1972

Franchising Since: 1972

Operating Units

Franchised Units 800 99.9%
Company-Owned Units 1 0.1%
Total Operating Units 801 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 801 90.0% In 48 States
Canada 45 5.1% In 5 Provinces
International 44 4.9% In 5 Foreign Countries
Total 890 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
New Jersey 54
Pennsylvania 54
Texas 53

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 110
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads
Additional Services: Grand Opening, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Yellow pages advertising, SEO/SEM program

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Charlotte, NC 2.5 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $110K
Total Investment $129.6-576.7K
Average Total Investment $353K


Initial Franchise Fee $32.5K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty $20.8K/year
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 8%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 6-10
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 8,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 4
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 15
Term of Renewal Period 15
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 61
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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