AAMCO, the worldwide leader in transmission repair, is ramping up for a new era of unprecedented growth and innovation. As the cars we drive become more like computers on wheels, AAMCO is prepared to become the leader in complex car repair.
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.
Why AAMCO Transmissions?
One of the biggest positives in partnering with a nationally known brand with a 50-year history of expertise and customer trust is that the groundwork is already laid. We have spent decades establishing ourselves as the preeminent brand for complex car repair, and franchisees benefit from that legacy the day they open their doors. Franchise owners benefit from transmission replacement being one of the highest ticket items, and more importantly, as the auto industry moves toward creating vehicles that are more and more like computers on wheels, AAMCO’s legacy as the brand that specializes in complex repairs positions us to become the go-to brand for fixing this new generation of vehicles.
To own an AAMCO franchise today, you don’t need a background in automotive repair. We want to partner with good business people who are passionate and committed to taking care of customers. Once the decision is made to become an AAMCO franchise owner, we provide a tremendous amount of coaching and training to prepare our owners to be successful in their new business.
Costs & Fees: With more than 600 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 $65,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be $223,600 to $330,500, with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.
Training And Support
In recent years, AAMCO has invested substantially in new technology and training platforms to help make the business model easier to run than ever before. In 2014, we launched AAMCO University, a state-of-the-art training facility in Newnan, Georgia, that offers more than 300 hours of classes for franchisees and their technicians, as well as a high-tech garage where technicians can learn how to repair electric and hybrid vehicles. AAMCO also recently launched a new Point of Sale system that provides franchisees with executive-class analytics, helping to make scaling to multi-unit ownership easier than ever. AAMCO also invested in new CRM software, which gives franchise owners access to the entire support network.
“Cars are getting more complicated every day, and AAMCO has the reputation of being the specialist for complex jobs on a transmission. So, when people trust us with their transmission, it’s an easy transition for us to do a total car care and be their specialist for everything else.”
-KJ Singh, Franchise Owner of 1 AAMCO Center in Pennsylvania
“What I like about AAMCO and the transmission business is that as cars evolve, any power that happens in the car has to go through transmission to the tires to make the cars go. I will always have cars to fix. To make the wheels turn, there has to be a transmission involved, and that’s us.”
-Wayne Martella, Multi-center Franchise Owner of 3 AAMCO Centers in Arizonac
“I had never considered owning an AAMCO franchise before, but I saw it as a great thing. Especially now that we have the remanufacturing facility and can send our transmission repair work to AAMCO, it has become pretty easy to manage. We are saving a salary in not having to employ a builder, as well as keeping ourselves from challenges of maintaining a specialized workforce. We also don’t have to worry when new transmissions come out if your builder has ever worked on one before.”
-Sherri Underland, AAMCO Franchise Owner of 1 AAMCO Center in Levittown, Pennsylvania