Grease Monkey 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.
Veteran Incentives  $10,000 off franchise fee

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

The estimated investment required to open a Grease Monkey Franchise is between $156,695-$340,850. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Grease Monkey name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    15 years
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When did the first Grease Monkey open? 1978
When did Grease Monkey 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 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

    Grease Monkey

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


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