Fabrion vs Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Fabrion vs Budget Brake & Muffler including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Fabrion Franchise
Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise
Investment $19,900 - $95,200$185,000 - $225,000
Franchise Fee $23,500 - $36,500$25,000
Royalty Fee 7%-
Advertising Fee --
Year Founded 19871969
Year Franchised 19881972
Term Of Agreement 5 years-
Term Of Agreement 5 years-
Renewal Fee --

Business Experience Requirements

Fabrion Franchise
Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise
Experience --

Financing Options

Fabrion Franchise
Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise
  In-House/3rd PartyIn-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No-/-
Start-up Costs No/No-/-
Equipment No/No-/-
Inventory No/No-/-
Receivables No/No-/-
Payroll No/No-/-

Training & Support

Fabrion Franchise
Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise
Training --
Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations-
Marketing --
Operations Franchise can be run from home.

10% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 - 3

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)


Expansion Plans

Fabrion Franchise
Budget Brake & Muffler Franchise
US Expansion Yes-
Canada Expansion NoNo
International Expansion YesNo

Company Overviews

About Fabrion

In 1988, we began franchising Fabrion's exclusive repair and restoration systems. Today there are 118 Fabrion franchisees operating mobile repair and restoration units in major U.S. markets. The Fabrion franchise network is now servicing over 4,000 new car dealers at their used car facilities and achieves millions in annual sales. YOUR SUCCESS RIGHT NOW IS SITTING ON THE LOTS OF NEW CAR DEALERS WITH USED CAR FACILITIES, RENTAL CAR AGENCIES, TAXICAB AND BUS FLEETS, AND AUTOMOBILE AUCTION LOTS! With Fabrion's revolutionary restoration products and methods, you will have the confidence to sell our services to any business that sells, rents and maintains automobiles, buses and trucks. These businesses demand our high level of service because they know that the first impressions sell or rent a car, or whether a passenger will use their service again. For example in the U.S., in recent years, new car dealers have become increasingly aware that the sale of good clean used cars adds substantial profits to the bottom line. As a result, they are dependent upon selling used cars, and new car dealers are investing more money in reconditioning these automobiles. Car dealers realize they need their used car inventory looking and smelling almost new...because they know first impressions sell a car.
Fabrion franchisees offer the car dealer the industry restoration standards for velour, fabric, carpet, leather, vinyl, and plastic to repair damage done by cigarette burns, cuts, tears, faded areas, stains and holes in all substrates, expertly. Franchisees also deodorize automobiles that smell of tobacco, mold or mildew, pet or other odor. A typical mobile service unit will establish repeat sales and service 15 to 25 accounts about four times per month. Repeat business is established and ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED IN WRITING!

About Budget Brake & Muffler

Budget Brake and Muffler began operations 1969 and started franchising in 1972. If your car needs it, Budget Brake and Muffler can probably fix it. Brakes, Mufflers, Shocks & Struts, Alignments, Oil & Filter Changes, Charging Systems, Cooling Systems, Tune-Ups, Computer Diagnostics, ABS Service, Fuel Injection Service, Custom Exhaust, Suspension, Tires, Balancing, Transmission Fluid Flush, Clutches, Electrical, Minor, Major & General Repairs. Some Budget Brake and Muffler locations have motorhome facilities and some are Provincially Certified Vehicle Inspection Facilities. Check with the location in your area for these specialty repairs.