The iconic transmission franchise launches informational website for prospective owners as it ramps up for rapid U.S. expansion
AAMCO, the world’s largest transmission franchise and leader in total car care, has announced the launch of its interactive franchise website, aamcofranchises.com, which provides entrepreneurs with a detailed overview of the benefits of investing in an AAMCO franchise.
Our content-driven franchise website features a variety of information for franchisee candidates who are interested in learning about ownership opportunities with our top-rated transmission franchise. Prospective AAMCO owners can learn more about the business directly with a documentary short called “A Day in the Life of an AAMCO Franchisee” and stay up to date with AAMCO’s latest news about our growth and development.
“It’s an exciting time at AAMCO. While our company’s core values have remained intact for more than 50 years, our new franchise website reflects the future direction of our organization and the strength of our brand,” says Brian O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales at AAMCO Transmissions Inc. “Our growing network of franchisees is the driving force behind our success, and we look forward to working with new franchise partners to further enhance our culture at AAMCO and expand our national footprint.”
AAMCO is the iconic transmission franchise
For half a century, the American public imagination has linked the word “transmission” to AAMCO, and for good reason. Our proven expertise in fixing the most technically challenging part of a car is heralded far and wide, and as a result, we remain the leading brand for transmission work. To help our transmission franchise owners get a bigger slice of the general automotive repair market, which generates $62 billion a year in sales according to IBISWorld research, we have evolved into a Total Car Care brand providing a variety of services, including brake repairs, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance, and more. AAMCO was recently named to Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500®. Our system’s size, growth rate, and financial strength also earned us the top spot in the transmission repair category on Entrepreneur’s “Best of the Best” list.
For Joe Zambri, owner of an AAMCO transmission franchise in Toronto, Canada, owning an iconic transmission franchise became a boon for business when he added Total Car Care:
“I think what sets AAMCO apart from our competitors is that … our core business is changing rapidly,” Joe says. “At the same time, we have been able to piggyback a new revenue stream with Total Car Care and grow that slowly and steadily, while maintaining our core revenue stream from transmission repair, which has a high margin. In a way, we have evolved into a hybrid model — we have diversified enough to bring in more revenue and lifelong customers, but we have not gone too far away from our core expertise in transmission repair.”
Costs and fees of owning an AAMCO transmission franchise
With nearly 700 centers across North America, AAMCO is actively seeking single- and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the brand and committed to providing the highest-quality service. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $80,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be $240,325-$346,700, with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.