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Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey isn’t just your average oil change […]

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Franchise Details

Year Established: 1978
Category Locations: Office,Retail
Available Ownership Type: Executive,Owner Operator,Semi-Absentee
Corporate HQ City: Greenwood Village
Corporate HQ State: Colorado
Investment Range: $100,000+
Canada Franchising: Yes
Latin America Franchising: Yes
India Franchising: Yes
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Royalty Percentage: 6%
Veteran Discount: Yes
E2/EB5 Visas: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes


Grease Monkey isn't just your average oil change outfit. Founded in 1978, it's the nation's largest independent franchisor of automotive oil change centers, boasting over 500 centers across the US and internationally. But it's not just about speed and slick surfaces. Grease Monkey prides itself on a customer-centric experience, building trust and convenience for car owners.So, what makes Grease Monkey stand out? First, it's the focus on efficiency. Forget greasy fingers and long wait times. Their pit crews are certified professionals, delivering 10-minute oil changes with a smile. This speedy service doesn't compromise on quality, though. Grease Monkey uses high-quality products and adheres to strict standards, ensuring your car gets the TLC it deserves.But Grease Monkey isn't just for car owners. It's also an attractive opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. Their franchise model offers comprehensive support, from initial training and site selection to ongoing marketing and operational guidance. Plus, you don't need a background in mechanics! Grease Monkey provides the tools and knowledge to run a successful business, even if your expertise lies elsewhere.

Support & Training offered by Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey offers a robust support and training system to equip its franchisees for success. Here's an outline of what you can expect:Pre-Opening:New Franchisee Training School: A one-week intensive program at Grease Monkey headquarters in Denver, covering:Grease Monkey processes and systemsCustomer service and operations best practicesMarketing and advertising strategiesFinancial management and reportingSite Selection and Development: Assistance with finding a suitable location and navigating the construction process.Equipment and Inventory Purchasing: Access to negotiated pricing and sourcing of essential equipment and parts.Marketing and Branding Support: Development of a customized marketing plan and access to brand materials.Post-Opening:Field Opening Specialists: On-site training during initial opening weeks to ensure smooth staff onboarding and operational launch.FullSpeed Automotive University: Online platform with 250+ courses for ongoing training of franchisee and staff on all aspects of the business.Certified Pit Crew Program: Comprehensive training and certification for technicians to ensure consistent, high-quality service.Dedicated Franchise Support Director: 24/7 access to a personal franchise support director who offers guidance, problem-solving, and best practices.Regional Operations Managers: Regular visits and support from experienced operations managers to ensure optimal performance.National Marketing Campaigns: Participation in nationwide Grease Monkey marketing initiatives to drive customer traffic.Peer Network and Resources: Access to a community of fellow Grease Monkey franchisees for knowledge sharing and support.Additional Training:Advanced Manager Courses: Monthly two-day training in Denver for store managers and assistant managers on leadership, team building, and financial management.Vendor Relations and Procurement Support: Ongoing assistance with managing vendor relationships and securing favorable pricing on supplies.Technology and Systems Updates: Regular training on new technologies and updates to Grease Monkey's operating systems.Overall, Grease Monkey's support and training program is designed to provide franchisees with the tools and resources necessary to effectively operate their business, build a strong customer base, and achieve sustained growth.

Additional Information

Category Location Office,Retail
Number of Units Open
Investment Range $245,816 - $761,952
Master Franchise false
Home based franchise YES
Item 19 Franchise YES
Veteran Discount YES
Franchise Opportunities in Canada YES
International Franchise Opportunities
E2/EB5 Visa Franchise YES
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