Rent-A-Wreck Franchise

Auto rentals & leasing



Rent-A-Wreck is the Smart AlternativeTM to all your car rental needs.
Founded in 1968 and franchising since 1973, we are one of the
best-known neighborhood car rental companies in the U.S. and global
market.


'Do you really rent wrecks?'


After being in business for many years with one of the most unique and memorable corporate
names, we still get calls from people every day asking this question.


Rest assured, our vehicles are more like the cars you drive everyday. We
keep our fleet of cars, trucks, and vans clean and well maintained; they
are far from wrecks! We hope that our funny name helps you to remember
us, and our low cost rentals and high quality customer service will earn
and keep your business.


Whether you need a rental vehicle for
business, pleasure or something in between, Rent-a-Wreck is here for all
your driving needs. Many of our locations stock economy cars and full
size luxury sedans; and they also offer pickup trucks, box trucks,
min-vans, cargo vans, 15-passenger vans, SUVs, and station wagons for
rent as well!


Try any of our locations across the United States and internationally in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.



  • Rent-A-Wreck has franchise opportunities available in the United States and internationally.





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    How much does it cost to open a Rent-A-Wreck Franchise?

    The estimated investment required to open a Rent-A-Wreck Franchise is between $36,600-$211,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $18,000-$75,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Rent-A-Wreck name.

    Individual Unit Costs

    • Initial Investment:
      $36,600-$211,000
    • Initial Franchise Fee:
      $18,000-$75,000
    • Royalty Fee:
      $30/car/mo.
    • Advertising Fee:
      N/A
    • Term of Agreement:
      10 years



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    Rent-A-Wreck News & Press Releases

    When did the first Rent-A-Wreck open? 1970
    When did Rent-A-Wreck start Franchising? 1977

    Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
    2005 302 0 0 0
    2004 350 0 26 0
    2003 398 0 24 0
    2002 417 0 22 0
    2001 491 0 26 0
    Year U.S.A.
    2005 302
    2004 350
    2003 398
    2002 417
    2001 491
    Year Canada
    2005 0
    2004 0
    2003 0
    2002 0
    2001 0
    Year International
    2005 0
    2004 26
    2003 24
    2002 22
    2001 26
    Year Corporate
    2005 0
    2004 0
    2003 0
    2002 0
    2001 0
    Expense In-House Third Party
    Franchise Fee Yes No
    Startup Costs No Yes
    Equipment No Yes
    Inventory No Yes
    Accounts Receivable No No
    Payroll No No

    Third Party Financing Source(s): AFC, Manheim Auto Financing

    Training
    Rent-A-Wreck has a comprehensive five-day initial training seminar that covers all the information you need to open a successful Rent-A-Wreck business. In addition, we also provide opportunities for you to continually expand your knowledge with resources such as our webinars, quarterly newsletters, and regional and national franchisee meetings.

    Support
    Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

    Marketing
    Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

    International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

    Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2

    Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

    Your income potential as a Rent-A-Wreck 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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    Rent-A-Wreck

    Rent-A-Wreck
    10324 S. Dolfield Rd.
    Owings Mills, MD
    21117

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