From transmissions to electric vehicle repair, an iconic brand keeps its sights on the future
AAMCO is one of the most forward-looking brands in the $67 billion auto repair industry. Widely known as the worldwide leader in transmission repair, AAMCO is leveraging technology, ongoing training and education, and overwhelming brand recognition to dominate the future of automotive repair. The industry shift toward technologically enhanced vehicles already is here, as is the emergence of hybrid and electric vehicles, and AAMCO is the only brand capable of winning a sizable share of the complex car repair business that the cars of today and tomorrow will generate.
While AAMCO is investing significantly to prepare for the future, it also is investing significantly today to make our top-rated, time-tested business model easier to own and more profitable than ever. And it’s working, because our existing franchise owners are reinvesting in AAMCO in record numbers — opening their second, third or fourth centers. The industry agrees: In 2018, Entrepreneur magazine named AAMCO as the top franchise opportunity in our category for the third consecutive year.
As part of the Icahn Automotive Group, one of the largest franchisors in the auto repair industry with four brands and more than 2,000 locations across the country, AAMCO franchise owners reap enormous benefits. Brands in the network, such as Pep Boys and Precision Auto Tuning, specialize in different aspects of auto care, and therefore are able to refer complex car repair work to AAMCO franchise owners. Icahn Automotive Group also has tremendous buying power, which helps to keep inventory costs low for AAMCO franchise owners on an ongoing basis.
“When I joined AAMCO, I joined because I love the brand — and we’re uniquely positioned in the automotive aftermarket because we own the high ground,” says Jim Gregory, CEO of AAMCO. “We’ve been fixing customers’ transmissions for over 50 years, and we have the best technicians and the best salespeople in the industry. We’re leveraging our leading position in the industry, our brand heritage and our technical expertise to dominate the complex car repair market. As cars become more and more complex, consumers need a trusted brand that excels at hard-to-fix problems. So we’re well-positioned to grow market share in a recession-resistant industry.”