October 26, 2022

Five Key Facts for Starting a Quick Lube Business

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If You’re Looking for Quick Lube Franchise Opportunities, You’ve Found It at Grease Monkey

How long does it take to open a Grease Monkey? 

The timetable depends on the development option you choose. We have several choices for new Grease Monkey® franchisees, which makes it easier to identify and take advantage of great locations. Your choices for your quick lube franchise include:

  • Building from the ground up
  • Buying or leasing an available location previously used as an auto service center
  • Converting a facility that’s operated by a different brand

No matter which option you choose, our team will help guide you.

How do I find the right location? 

Our team will help with this, too. Grease Monkey uses a data-rich mapping tool to determine good locations, based on factors such as demographics, traffic counts, and more. We use this data and predictive analytics to forecast the likely performance of a store.

Once you’ve found a site, we may send someone from our team to inspect it in person to determine whether it’s suitable.

Then our real estate team will help with lease or purchase negotiations. Our construction and design team will provide options and plans.

How do I hire the right people? 

We have training resources for you and the people you hire. Our online training platform has courses, including mechanical training and customer service training, that you will use to train your employees. 

Our training courses are comprehensive and simple to use. Once your employees finish the required training, they will receive pit crew shirts so customers know that they’re certified.

What happens when I need help?

Grease Monkey continues to support franchisees once the business is open and running. Our franchise support director will visit your location regularly to see how things are going. You’ll have regular meetings with your Grease Monkey business consultant, and we offer a manager training school and twice-a-month webinars.

Tom Tobin, a new franchisee in Texas, says, “My Grease Monkey business consultant was with us through construction, having regular meetings to help us get open. He was here unpacking boxes during our Grand Opening. It has just confirmed my decision to go with Grease Monkey.”

Your fellow franchisees are another source of support. Many of our experienced franchisees will be happy to help you – discussing challenges they’ve faced and offering ideas they’ve used.

How much automotive experience do I need?

It’s great to have automotive experience, but not required. If you’re a “people person,” energetic, and committed to engaging with the business, you’re a good candidate for Grease Monkey. 

Learn more

To take the first step toward owning your own business, download our free franchise report. To learn more about our available territories, click here.