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Oil Change Franchising - Is it the Opportunity for You?
Let’s take a look at why oil change franchising makes a whole lot of sense and what to look for in a company that's offering oil change franchising opportunities.
Start Up Expenses
Every franchise requires some out of pocket money from you and oil change franchising is no exception. In addition, getting any kind of business up and running takes a fair amount of work in the beginning, but none of this should stop you from getting into what many think is a great long-term investment.
More and more oil change franchising companies offer start up assistance to people who want to own a franchise. This help comes in the forms of financial assistance, site selection and special training so that your business has the best opportunity to succeed. Finding a company that’ll help you with these can make all of the difference between success and failure.
You'll also want to be on the lookout for an oil change franchising company willing to help you with marketing and advertising so that the public is aware of what you offer, when you offer it and any specials that happen to be running.
Demand for Oil Change Franchises
A good barometer for the success of any business is customer demand. Is your product or service something that people are going to need or is it something that they’ll likely buy on a whim? People are busier than ever before and don't have the time to maintain their vehicles like they used to.
It doesn’t matter if they’re men or women, they’re not going to be satisfied with making an appointment, taking the car to the local garage and leaving it for a few hours just to get an oil change. They want to be able to stop in before they pick the kids up from school, or while they’re out running errands, and have the work done in 10 or fifteen minutes so they can be on their way.
This is one of the reasons that oil change franchising makes so much sense for a business owner. And getting your oil changed isn’t something that’s seasonal like other business opportunities. It’s something that people need to do all year round regardless of the weather outside.
Ease of Set Up
Franchise businesses vary as much in what they offer as they do in how easy they are to get started. Some require minimal know-how and a relatively small amount of space while others demand intense training, a large staff and huge inventories.
Oil change franchising falls somewhere in between. Most facilities take up very little real estate and don't require much in the way of building costs. Some oil change franchising companies even go so far as to offer modular buildings that go up quickly at a relatively low expense to the investor.
And while the actual business of changing oil is pretty straightforward, there will be some training needed when it comes to computer systems, hiring and staffing, and disposal of waste material.
A good oil change franchiser will provide you with the right help with these things in the beginning so that you get off on your best foot.
The Bottom Line
So is an oil change franchise the right business for you? Well, only you can say for sure. But there are plenty of benefits that make it a very attractive opportunity and a good long-term investment.
And when looking for a oil change franchiser, make sure they're going to be with you every step of the way. It's surprising, but there are a lot of companies out that throw their franchise owners to the wolves, which makes no sense for the company or the oil change franchise owner.
A good oil change franchise company will treat you like part of a team and still let you run your business.
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