The Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Franchise Blog

Is Owning an Auto Franchise In Your Future?

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 16:02 PM

by Co-Author: Allan G. Todd

mobile wheel repair facilityIf you've ever really thought about starting a business of your own, then you may have considered doing something that is an absolute necessity. This could include a gas station, convenience store, tax service, hair salon, and many other "essentials oriented" businesses. An auto repair franchise falls into the category of "absolute necessity" as well.

After fixing cars for a few decades, many expert mechanics realize they would rather own and run a business than spend the rest of their working lives under the hood of a car. Owning an auto repair franchise is one way of doing this, and is usually far more successful than opening an independent repair shop. In fact, an auto repair franchise can be much more lucrative than "turning a wrench" at a local auto dealer or repair shop.

When you consider buying an auto repair franchise, some household names will come to mind, but there are actually hundreds of different businesses within this franchise category.

If you are interested in an auto franchise for sale, then the best place to start is with a franchise for sale directory online or contact a franchise broker. This will let you find existing franchises that may be for sale in your area, which offer a faster route to success than starting a brand new location. When you are able to fix cars right the first time while providing world-class customer service, success in an auto repair franchise is practically guaranteed!

 

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Wheel Repair Franchise in Canada

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

AWRS is excited to announce our franchise expansion in to Canada and we’recanada actively seeking entrepreneurial-spirited individuals who would like to own their own Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Canada franchise! AWRS operates in 500 cities worldwide on 6 different continents and is considered the world’s largest mobile alloy wheel repair company.

Our franchise is the only company that provides alloy wheel repair in a fully mobile, climate-controlled, environmentally safe repair facility. We repair painted, machined, polished and some chrome wheel by removing the damage from the wheel only, then paint and clear coat back to factory standards with our patented adhesion process (US 6,347,444). We also specialize in on-site precision wheel straightening. Our patented “NewBee” straightener can return out-of-round wheels back to manufacturers’ specifications within 15-45 minutes.

Our Canadian franchise business provides service to pre-own departments of auto dealerships, rental car fleets, insurance companies and auto auctions. Service is also provided through our partnerships with service departments of auto dealerships, tire stores and body shops. Our national and regional accounts could provide an instant business opportunity and cash flow for our new franchisees. No other franchise can provide this benefit.

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Franchise territories are currently available:

Victoria, Vancouver and  Kelowna - British Columbia

Winnipeg - Manitoba

St John - New Foundland

Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, and Winsor – Ontario

Montreal, Laval, and  Quebec City – Quebec

Regina and Saskatoon - Saskatchewan

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Testimonials From Successful AWRS Franchise Owners

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Fri, May 04, 2012 @ 16:05 PM

This is a video blog of testimonals given by current Alloy Wheel Repair Specilaist franchise owners. The testimonials were recorced at our 2012 franchisee owner convention, held in Atlanta, GA. Click on the video below to view some of our most successful wheel repair franchise owners. 

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Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists in Car & Driver Magazine

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

As the world's largest mobile wheel repair & wheel repalcement franchise, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists is the "go to" company for high quality wheel repair and service. One of our successful franchises was sourced by Car & Driver magazine to complete work on BMW alloy wheels. Our franchise was mentioned in the March 2012 issue. Click Here to read the article.  

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Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Promo Spot 2012

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:01 AM



Alloy Wheel Repair Franchise Promo Spot 2012

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The Key Aspects of a Great Auto Franchise

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Mon, Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:12 AM

An auto franchise can be the perfect venture for a car lover looking to start their own business.  It provides you with independence and the ability to work within the industry you are most passionate about.  But with all the various options around you want to be on the look out for key aspects that will ensure your success and business growth. 

Pick A Booming Industry painted alloy wheel
One of the most important things to look for is the opportunity for growth in a franchise.  If you invest in an auto franchise that is already at its peak, there will not be a lot of room for a newcomer to establish themselves.  You will be stuck trying to steal sales from people with similar business models.  But in a rapidly growing industry such as mobile wheel repair, you have plenty of opportunities to expand your own business. 

Pick A Company With An Exclusive Benefit

By finding an inherent edge that your auto franchise will have over similar competitors, you will simply be making it easier on yourself to get your new business established.  Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists offer same day turnaround, something not many other wheel repair franchises can provide.   This will immediately draw customers who are in a hurry to get their car fixed, which is most car owners. 

Pick A Leader In The Field

Once you have found a field, it's time to side with a company that is already positioned to help you grow.  Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists is one of the largest and most experienced companies of its kind.  We have used our connections in the industry to become the leading provider of mobile wheel repair for retail stores and wholesale businesses. 

We have over 150 successful global franchisees.  In addition, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists operates 400 mobile units, 20 wholesale distribution centers, 7 re-manufacturing facilities and has over 50,000 replacement wheels in our inventory.  We not only provide service to over 7,500 auto dealerships and thousands of collision shops but work we also work with all the major auto insurance companies as well. 

Pick A Company That Will Help You Grow

When selecting an auto franchise, you don't a company that will just give you the ability to use their name and then wish you good luck.  You want someone interested in your personal success, especially if you are a first time business owner.  Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists provides each new franchisee with one of our proven business development plans.  It will guide you on your way as you figure out what to do and what not to do as you grow your business.  You will also have access to our technology and mentoring programs so that you learns the ins and outs of the industry.

For more information about starting your own auto franchise contact Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists today.


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Route to Franchising - Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, Inc

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 14:11 PM

Join Catherine Dyer as she visits Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists to see what goes in to owning a franchise.

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AWRS Franchise Owner Interview - Tom Perez

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

For those of you who have never been in franchising, or had the experience of being a franchise owner, you may be interested in what some of our most successful franchise owners had to say about their experience and what has made them some of the finest franchisees in the wheel repair industry.

Tom Perez, one of AWRS' first franchise members, was introduced to mobile alloy wheel repair in the early 2000's. As a pioneer, and part visionary of the future of AWRS, Tom has grown his wheel repair franchise to a highly successful business operating in multiple US States. I wanted to learn more about Tom's experiences so I took a few moments to ask him more about AWRS, his company and his entrepreneurial spirit that drives his franchise success.

AWRS: Tom, you've been with us for quite some time. Exactly when, how, and why did you decide to be a franchise owner?

Tom: I started with AWRS sometime in 2003. I had answered an ad placed by Tom Morris offering the purchase of an alloy wheel repair franchise. After speaking with Tom about his wheel repair business opportunity I decided that I wanted to be in control of my own destiny, so I decided to open a franchise.

AWRS: Why did you decide to buy a franchise rather than start your own business?

Tom: Franchises typically have a proven method, a solid marketing and warranty program and a name that is recognized.  All of this creates solid net worth.  Without a franchise anyone can take advantage of your company.  

AWRS: What aspects of AWRS attracted you to this type of franchise opportunity?

Tom: When I started AWRS was not really on its feet.  Tom Morris sold me hook line and sinker.  The idea of providing a viable solid service that was unique to the auto industry is what most interested me.

AWRS: Are you a car lover, or were you in the auto industry before starting your franchise? If so, is it a benefit to you?

Tom: I am not really a car lover and frankly know very little about them. So for me, the benefit doesn't apply; however, there are many franchise owners in our company that are car lovers and the idea of being involved in the auto industry is simply icing on the cake.

AWRS: What qualities and special skills are necessary to be a franchise owner and specifically to repair alloy wheels?

Tom: To be a successful franchise owner I believe you need to be a solid planner, have some sales/people skills and a great work ethic. AWRS does provide an inital two week training as well as continued learning & support so having knowledge of wheel repair isn't initially required. However I do believe you have to be willing to get your hands dirty and be somewhat mechanically inclined.

AWRS: What are some of the challenges you face as a franchise owner?

Tom: There are many challenges in being a franchise owner. Most of all I find that keeping my equipment running efficiently and managing employees is a constant reminder of the challenges of being a franchise owner. But those challenges can be overcome by the benefits of increasing net worth.

Tom Peretomandtom resized 600z is an authorized franchise owner of Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists. He owns several franchise locations through out the midwest including Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Louisianna. Through his efforts he earned "Highest Grossing Mobile Operation" honors in 2010.

 

 

                                                                     

 

Tom Perez (left) and Tom Morris at the 2011 Franchise Convention

 

 



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Job Opening for Repair Technician - Southern New Jersey Area

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 @ 16:09 PM

moneyimageAlloy Wheel Repair Technician - Southern New Jersey Area

Start a new career! Become a member of the world's largest mobile wheel repair company.  As a certified alloy wheel repair technician you have to potential to earn serious income! Commission-based, limitless earning potential. We will train and assist you with new accounts. Must have some sales skills, must be self-motivated with a desire to learn and succeed. Resume Required.

 

Send Resumes to joegesmondi@awrswheelrepair.com or CLICK HERE to apply online. Phone: (856) 904-4380

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Job Opening for Repair Technician - El Paso, Texas

Posted by Michael Dunlap on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:09 PM

Alloy Wheel Repair Technician - El Paso, TX Area

describe the imageStart a new career! Become a member of the world's largest mobile wheel repair company.  As a certified alloy wheel repair technician you have to potential to earn 30K or more per year! Commission-based, limitless earning potential. Our top wheel repair technician earns 80K annually. We will train and assist you with new accounts. Must have some sales skills, must be self-motivated and have a truck capable of towing a medium-sized trailer. Resume Required.

Send Resume’s to Email: elpaso@awrswheelrepair.com or CLICK HERE to apply online

Phone: 915-727-6835

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