Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine Franchise

Automotive preventive maintenance

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
® 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
Since 1998, the company has offered a Monkey Shine program--a car wash adjacent to and in conjunction with the Grease Monkey Center.

The estimated total investment necessary to begin operation of a
Grease Monkey franchise ranges from $156,695 to $347,850, including
between $5,000 and $50,000 which must be paid to the franchisor or its
If you elect to include a Monkey Shine Facility providing
car wash services in conjunction with the Grease Monkey Center, the
total investment increases between $151,650 and $761,135 depending on
the configuration and size of your Monkey Shine Facility, none of which
added costs is paid to the franchisor or its affiliates. Grease Monkey
ranchisees have the option to choose to operate a Monkey Shine

Grease Monkey area developers acquire the right to develop multiple
franchises, with a minimum of three Grease Monkey Centers in a
designated development area. The total investment necessary to begin
operation as an area developer to open three Grease Monkey Centers
ranges from $55,000 to $65,000, all of which must be paid to the
franchisor or its affiliates.
Veteran Incentives  $10,000 off franchise fee

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How much does it cost to open a Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine Franchise?

The investment required to open a Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine Franchise is between $55,000-$761,135. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years
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When did the first Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine open? 1978
When did Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine start Franchising? 1979

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

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): the SBA & conventional sources


On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 35 hours
Additional Training: Annual regional meetings

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: 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine

    Grease Monkey and Grease Monkey Shine

    Grease Monkey Franchising, LLC
    5575 DTC Pkwy., #100
    Greenwood Village, CO


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