• AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.
201 Gibraltar Rd., # 150
Horsham, PA 19044
  • (800) 523-0402 / (800) 292-8500
  • (215) 956-0340 (Fax)

AAMCO Transmissions is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and one of the leaders in total car care services. AAMCO has approximately 900 automotive centers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Established in 1962, AAMCO is proud to have served more than 35 million drivers.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1963

Franchising Since: 1963

Operating Units

Franchised Units 900 98.7%
Company-Owned Units 12 1.3%
Total Operating Units 912 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 838 93.3% In 48 States
Canada 27 3.0% In 4 Provinces
International 33 3.7% In 3 Foreign Countries
Total 898 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

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

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Florida 71
Texas 68
Pennsylvania 49

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Alberta

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is not a member
Size of Corporate Staff 120
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Television Ads, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Press Releases

Ongoing Support

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


Regional, Annual, On-Line Ongoing
Horsham, PA 3 Weeks
On-Site 5 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $50-182K
Cash Investment $60-100K
Total Investment $224-299K
Average Total Investment $262K


Initial Franchise Fee $39.5K
Average Franchise Fee $39K
On-Going Royalty 7.50%
Average Royalty 7%
Advertising Fee Varies, $150/mo for national

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 4
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 0
Space Needs (in square feet) 1212
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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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 3
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 15
Term of Renewal Period 15
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 40
USA Yes, All United States
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas Yes, All Countries
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