Grease Monkey

About Grease Monkey

Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey centers provide preventive maintenance that meets manufacturers' recommendations for most makes and models of cars, with no appointment necessary. Grease Monkey International is the nation's largest independent
franchisor of automotive oil change centers serving more than 2 million
customers each year with 75% of them being return customers. Our "less
hassle, more hustle!" customer experience is part of every signature
Grease Monkey® service.



Headquartered in Denver Colorado, the Grease
Monkey
® brand currently has more than 300 centers operating in the
United States, Latin America, and China.
GMI is not owned by a major oil company. Being
independent means GMI's focus remains on helping customers properly
maintain their car or truck, instead of selling a particular brand of
oil.
Since 1998, the company has offered a Monkey Shine program--a car wash adjacent to and in conjunction with the Grease Monkey Center.
Veteran Incentives  $10,000 off franchise fee

Automotive Repairs & Maintenance Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Grease Monkey against other Automotive Repairs & Maintenance franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Grease Monkey with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Active Green + Ross Tire & Auto $25,000 5% 2.5% $130,000-$225,000
Advanced Maintenance $35,000 6% to 1.5% $132,350-$185,100
All Tune and Lube $25,000 7% $125,000
All Tune Transmission $32,000 $125,000
America's Fleet Service $12,500 8% $90,000
American Engine Installations $15,000-$37,500 $40,000-$100,000
ATL Motor Mate $32,000 $125,000
Atlantic Windshield Repair $19,000 6% $25,000-$45,000
Auto-Lab $35,000 6% 3% $245,500-$358,500
Automotive Art N/A 5% 2% local + 1% $175,000-$520,000
Automotive Maintenance Solutions $25,000 7%/mo. $118,100-$175,600
Brake King $50,000 5% 5% Local 2% Nat'l $121,750-$277,533
Brake Masters $22,950 5% 4% $125,000-$200,000
Budget Brake & Muffler $25,000 $185,000-$225,000
Canadian Tire N/A $125,000-And Up
Car-X Auto Service $25,000 5% $232,000-$341,500
CARSTAR $14,995-$40,000 to$3,500/mo. to $1,200/mo. $283,700-$829,800
CarX $25,000 5% 5% $214,000-$326,000
Certigard $25,000 5% 2% $75,000
Christian Brothers $135,000 Varies $5K/yr. $464,250-$560,400
Collision on Wheels $49,000-$100,000 10% 7% $75,000-$195,000
Collision Shop, The $35,000 6%/wk. $150,000-$175,000
Creative Colors $49,500 7.5% 1% $95,125-$122,400
Dominion Auto Centers $35,000 8% $100 per vehicle sold, 2% of service revenue $50,000
Dr. Vinyl $32,500 7% $44,000-$69,500
Fabrion $23,500-$36,500 7% $19,900-$95,200
Fibrenew $47,000 $695/mo. $94,050-$106,800
FixRim Mobile Wheel Repair N/A 6% $61,695-$100,995
Honest-1 Auto Care $45,000 6% 1% $206,650-$659,150
Ice Cold Air N/A $15,000-$25,000
Lentz U.S.A. Service Centers $20,000 to 7% $114,000-$130,000
Line-X Corp. $15,000-$30,000 10c/Lb. $125,336-$318,980
Master Mechanic $30,000 6% 3% $175,000-$225,000
Meineke Car Care $35,000 5% 8% $122,758-$572,540
Merlin 200000 Mile Shops $26,000-$30,000 4.9-6.9% $183,600-$315,900
Midas $30,000 3%-5% 3%-5% $181,650-$459,587
Mikes Master Mechanics $30,000-$345,000 6% 1% $122,000-$400,000
Milex Complete Auto Care $45,000 7% 1% $203,664-$288,067
Minute Muffler And Brake $25,000 $150,000-$250,000
Mobalign N/A 8% 5% Local 2% Nat'l $172,458-$223,433
Northside Autosports $35,000 $250/Month $50,000
Novus Auto Glass $7,500 6% 2% $46,200-$249,899
Oil Butler $15,000 7% $28,000-$40,700
Onsite Recon $22,500 No less than 9% 2% Nat'l 3% Local $80,496-$119,411
Precision Tune Auto Care $25,000 7.5%-6% 1.5% $127,000-$253,600
Pro Fleet Care $10,000 $33,000-$70,000
Saf-T Auto Centers $15,000 $500/mo. $85,000-$100,000
Speedee Oil Change & Tune-Up $30,000 6% 6% $181,770-$507,670
Speedy Auto Service $30,000 5% 2% $100,000-$300,000
SuperGlass Windshield Repair $5,000-$17,500 4% $18,685-$84,205
Techna Glass $5,000-$45,000 6-9% $6,500-$565,100
TechZone Airbag Service $15,000-$35,000 8.5%+marketing fee 2% $51,500-$110,400
Tilden Car Care $25,000 6% $131,500-$171,200
Tire Guys Service Center $15,000 $48,200-$94,000
Top Value N/A $125,000
Tuffy Associates $30,000 2.5%-5% 5% $224,000-$413,500
Tunex Automotive Specialists $19,000 5% $155,000-$218,000
Walt's Auto World $15,000 4% $135,000
Wilhelm Automotive $35,000 $118,400-$302,500
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Active Green + Ross Tire & Auto
$25,000 5% 2.5% $130,000-$225,000
Advanced Maintenance
$35,000 6% to 1.5% $132,350-$185,100
All Tune and Lube
$25,000 7% $125,000
All Tune Transmission
$32,000 $125,000
America's Fleet Service
$12,500 8% $90,000
American Engine Installations
$15,000-$37,500 $40,000-$100,000
ATL Motor Mate
$32,000 $125,000
Atlantic Windshield Repair
$19,000 6% $25,000-$45,000
Auto-Lab
$35,000 6% 3% $245,500-$358,500
Automotive Art
N/A 5% 2% local + 1% $175,000-$520,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Automotive Maintenance Solutions
$25,000 7%/mo. $118,100-$175,600
Brake King
$50,000 5% 5% Local 2% Nat'l $121,750-$277,533
Brake Masters
$22,950 5% 4% $125,000-$200,000
Budget Brake & Muffler
$25,000 $185,000-$225,000
Canadian Tire
N/A $125,000-And Up
Car-X Auto Service
$25,000 5% $232,000-$341,500
CARSTAR
$14,995-$40,000 to$3,500/mo. to $1,200/mo. $283,700-$829,800
CarX
$25,000 5% 5% $214,000-$326,000
Certigard
$25,000 5% 2% $75,000
Christian Brothers
$135,000 Varies $5K/yr. $464,250-$560,400
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Collision on Wheels
$49,000-$100,000 10% 7% $75,000-$195,000
Collision Shop, The
$35,000 6%/wk. $150,000-$175,000
Creative Colors
$49,500 7.5% 1% $95,125-$122,400
Dominion Auto Centers
$35,000 8% $100 per vehicle sold, 2% of service revenue $50,000
Dr. Vinyl
$32,500 7% $44,000-$69,500
Fabrion
$23,500-$36,500 7% $19,900-$95,200
Fibrenew
$47,000 $695/mo. $94,050-$106,800
FixRim Mobile Wheel Repair
N/A 6% $61,695-$100,995
Honest-1 Auto Care
$45,000 6% 1% $206,650-$659,150
Ice Cold Air
N/A $15,000-$25,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Lentz U.S.A. Service Centers
$20,000 to 7% $114,000-$130,000
Line-X Corp.
$15,000-$30,000 10c/Lb. $125,336-$318,980
Master Mechanic
$30,000 6% 3% $175,000-$225,000
Meineke Car Care
$35,000 5% 8% $122,758-$572,540
Merlin 200000 Mile Shops
$26,000-$30,000 4.9-6.9% $183,600-$315,900
Midas
$30,000 3%-5% 3%-5% $181,650-$459,587
Mikes Master Mechanics
$30,000-$345,000 6% 1% $122,000-$400,000
Milex Complete Auto Care
$45,000 7% 1% $203,664-$288,067
Minute Muffler And Brake
$25,000 $150,000-$250,000
Mobalign
N/A 8% 5% Local 2% Nat'l $172,458-$223,433
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Northside Autosports
$35,000 $250/Month $50,000
Novus Auto Glass
$7,500 6% 2% $46,200-$249,899
Oil Butler
$15,000 7% $28,000-$40,700
Onsite Recon
$22,500 No less than 9% 2% Nat'l 3% Local $80,496-$119,411
Precision Tune Auto Care
$25,000 7.5%-6% 1.5% $127,000-$253,600
Pro Fleet Care
$10,000 $33,000-$70,000
Saf-T Auto Centers
$15,000 $500/mo. $85,000-$100,000
Speedee Oil Change & Tune-Up
$30,000 6% 6% $181,770-$507,670
Speedy Auto Service
$30,000 5% 2% $100,000-$300,000
SuperGlass Windshield Repair
$5,000-$17,500 4% $18,685-$84,205
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Techna Glass
$5,000-$45,000 6-9% $6,500-$565,100
TechZone Airbag Service
$15,000-$35,000 8.5%+marketing fee 2% $51,500-$110,400
Tilden Car Care
$25,000 6% $131,500-$171,200
Tire Guys Service Center
$15,000 $48,200-$94,000
Top Value
N/A $125,000
Tuffy Associates
$30,000 2.5%-5% 5% $224,000-$413,500
Tunex Automotive Specialists
$19,000 5% $155,000-$218,000
Walt's Auto World
$15,000 4% $135,000
Wilhelm Automotive
$35,000 $118,400-$302,500