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Grease Monkey

Franchise

Grease Monkey's automotive repair and maintenance centers help people keep their cars and motorcycles running to manufacturers' warranty standards. Services include oil and fluid changes, filter replacements, AC maintenance, battery replacement, headlight adjustment and restoration, and minor repairs. The franchise's "Less Hassle, More Hustle" approach ensures vehicle owners feel educated about, empowered by, and comfortable with their auto maintenance service.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$65,000
Net worth required
$250,000
Investment
$156,695 - $340,850
Franchise fee
$30,000
Royalty
5.0%
Units in operation
343
Founded
1978
Franchising Since
1979

Own a Grease Monkey Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Automotive service centers providing vehicle maintenance & light repairs

How does it make money?

  • Car and motorcycle owners pay for maintenance and repairs, including oil and fluid changes, filter replacements, headlight work, and similar services

Who is it for?

  • Exceptional and passionate individuals with proven management or operational experience
  • Entrepreneurs with a successful business background interested in owning a single unit, multiple units, or exclusive territories
  • Experience in vehicle service or maintenance is not required

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Help customers choose the right maintenance and repair services to keep their vehicles running smoothly
  • Hire your team of automotive technicians and service providers
  • Oversee the operation and expansion of your Grease Monkey franchise business

Overview

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Are You Ready For A Change?

Grease Monkey centers provide preventive maintenance services and light mechanical repair services that help customers meet vehicle manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty requirements. Our Less Hassle, More Hustle customer service approach is designed to help customers make educated, informed decisions about maintaining their vehicles in a comfortable, no-pressure setting.

Grease Monkey’s car wash concept – Monkey Shine® – offers exterior vehicle maintenance services with in-bay automatic, express tunnel and self-serve car washes. Monkey Shine® centers use the highest quality, most reliable equipment in the industry. Periodic testing ensures precise chemical metering and reliably consistent delivery ratios so our car wash systems properly clean vehicles for each local driving environment.

Our Franchise Difference

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Grease Monkey® Franchising offers a flexible approach to franchising, so you can customize your facility and menu of services for your specific market and your investment profile. We can even retrofit existing quick lube facilities to help provide operators with reduced start-up options, creating lower break-evens and faster development.

Low Start Up Costs 

Grease Monkey Franchising offers a flexible brand of products, allowing us to negotiate the best possible pricing for our franchise owners.

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We make recommendations to our franchisees, without dictating what products they must use.

Independently Owned

The Grease Monkey®brand is not owned by an oil company. This means there is no obligation to buy a specified

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Unparalleled Support 

You’re in Business For Yourself, but Not By Yourself! The Grease Monkey®System is designed to guide franchise owners through every aspect of running a profitable automotive maintenance business. Grease Monkey®franchisees are fully supported in all aspects of: 

• Training. 

• Site Selection & Negotiation. 

• Third-Party Financing. 

• Marketing & Advertising. 

• Equipment, Inventory and Point-of-Sale Systems. 

• Business Management and Accounting. 

• National Account Purchasing.

Our Franchise Edge

Grease Monkey® technicians are trained and skilled in automotive maintenance, and work together as a team of professionals to service customer vehicles. We offer an intensive Technician Training & Certification Program for each key position to ensure professional, quality service.

To ensure superior customer service, we have taken training to a whole new level! Our Certified Pit Crew program was developed to differentiate Grease Monkey®centers from the competition, help position us as our customers’ first choice for automotive services, and inspire our crews to achieve the highest performance standards. Modeled after a racing team pit crew, the Certified Pit Crew is a cornerstone of the Grease Monkey®business model, requiring our teams to deliver speed, quality, and a remarkable experience to every customer, at every service visit. Certified Pit Crews embrace and exemplify customer focus, professionalism, hustle, enthusiasm, precision, teamwork, and pride.

Certified Pit Crews compete annually in a Winners’ Circle Challenge to crown a National Champion. Recognition and prizes are awarded to the “best-of-the- best.” This healthy competition promotes consistently high performance, a superior customer experience, and improves system-wide operations, benefiting the entire Grease Monkey® brand.

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