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Top Automotive Franchises

Opportunities for growth keep coming for the automotive industry as it constantly evolves, with increases in electric vehicle sales and development of ride sharing apps such as Uber. In a realm including dealerships, automotive services and car part providers, big players such as Jiffy Lube, Midas and Valvoline Instant Oil Change remain on top in terms of sales and units.

 

Sales Growth - Auto Repair Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
492 Creative Colors International 19  22.2%
108 Big O Tires 790* 7.5%
78 Midas 1,495* 0.7%
359 Mr. Transmission 65  0.0%
283 Tuffy Tire & Auto Service 138  -2.8%
137 Meineke Car Care Centers 534  -3.5%
171 AAMCO Transmission 410  -3.9%
269 Precision Tune Auto Care 157  -8.5%

*Franchise Times Estimate

The biggest sector in the automotive industry didn’t do too hot this time around, with five companies including Meineke and AAMCO reporting stagnant or negative sales. Big O Tires carried the group with 7.5 percent sales growth.

 

Sales Growth - Collision Repair Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
103 CARSTAR 847 13.5%
226 Christian Brothers Automotive 238 8.6%
141 MAACO 518 -0.1%

The collision repair sector did better this past year, with both Christian Brothers Automotive and Carstar seeing an increase in sales over 8 percent. Maaco dragged a bit behind with -0.1 percent in sales.

 

Sales Growth - Oil Change Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
93 Valvoline Instant Oil Change 1,067  14.7%
211 Express Oil Change 275  8.0%
75 Jiffy Lube 1,645* 1.9%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Valvoline Instant Oil Change is not only the biggest company in this section, but also performed the best in sales growth for the past year with 14.7 percent. Express Oil Change and Jiffy Lube also saw smaller growth.

 

Sales Growth - Auto Detailing Franchises 

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
252 Ziebart 179 19.0%
467 Tint World 26 -0.1%

The only auto detailing franchise in our rankings this year, Tint World, saw a slight decline in sales with -0.1 percent.

 

Sales Growth - Car Parts Franchise

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
291 Mighty Auto Parts 130 0.0%
218 1-800-Radiator 255 -2.1%

This section has seen better days, with neither company reporting any growth in sales and 1-800-Radiator seeing a 2.1 percent decline.

 

 

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