Tuffy Auto Service Centers Franchise

Exhaust, brakes, and general automotive services

Charles Amy founded Tuffy Auto Service Centers when he opened the first Tuffy Muffler shop in 1970. The private company began franchising one year later and now has shops in several states. It is based in Toledo.

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How much does it cost to open a Tuffy Auto Service Centers Franchise?

The investment required to open a Tuffy Auto Service Centers Franchise is between $224,000-$413,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Tuffy Auto Service Centers name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years

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When did the first Tuffy Auto Service Centers open? 1970
When did Tuffy Auto Service Centers start Franchising? 1971
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Third Party Financing Source(s): Taycor Financial, Franchise Capital


On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 104 hours
Additional Training: At existing store

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 5

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • Your income potential as a Tuffy Auto Service Centers Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Tuffy Auto Service Centers

    Tuffy Auto Service Centers

    Tuffy Associates Corp.
    7150 Granite Cir.
    Toledo, OH


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