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Identifying and building multiple revenue streams is a business best practice that is important for entrepreneurs to abide by no matter what industry they choose to enter. Throughout our 60 years in business, Big O Tires has worked to establish a strong variety of revenue streams for our automotive service franchise opportunity.

Not only does this give our investors a smoother path to emerging as a top auto repair choice for drivers in their territory, but it also typically strengthens the performance of the Big O Tires brand overall. One of the main reasons we dedicate so many resources to training and supporting our franchisees is that their success also drives our success. This is evident in how we have grown from our humble beginnings to now boasting well over 450 locations in 25 states across the country.

Many automotive service businesses, both big and small, like to focus on just one area of car maintenance, whether it is the engine, battery, lights, or another specific part. While that may work for their brand strategy, it can hinder their ability to drive significant revenue – which is especially frustrating for entrepreneurs who chose to invest in an auto repair franchise (if the brand even offers one).

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Multiple Automotive and Tire Service Options Build Customer Loyalty and Revenue

Big O Tires is one of the few auto repair franchises that can service several different parts of a vehicle rather than just one. Cars play a vital role in the average American’s daily life – but they also have many parts that are liable to break down and need maintenance or repairs (1), especially as they get older. As a result, vehicle owners are sometimes faced with the task of taking their valuable possession to a qualified auto repair specialist who can address their vehicle’s issues.

They will likely want to choose a repair shop that can resolve as many issues as possible in one visit rather than taking multiple trips throughout their nearby area to auto shops that specialize in one part. Not only is this not economical for the driver, but it can also be dangerous if they are driving a car that is not functioning properly to and from different repair shops.

This is where an automotive service franchise with Big O Tires makes all the difference, as our franchisees are trained to offer a variety of services under one roof. Doing so can allow them to quickly win over potential customers while simultaneously generating multiple streams of revenue from a single car appointment. Some examples of the many automotive services that drivers choose Big O Tires to handle for their vehicles are:

Don’t Forget Regular Car Maintenance!

While some drivers wait until their car is broken down and needs our full-service repairs to get back on the road again, most recognize that vehicles should be taken in for check-ups and maintenance work regularly. At Big O Tires, we don’t exclusively focus on the treatments for “disaster” scenarios. We also provide the necessary maintenance services that keep many of our customers’ cars running smoothly.

Whether they first visit us because they need to repair broken parts or simply need to get a check under the hood to ensure everything is running well, many drivers are impressed at the level of service they receive at their nearest Big O franchise. This is partly due to how we structure our pre-opening training for each new investor who chooses to franchise with us.

Our comprehensive support programs ensure that each Big O Tires franchisee has everything they need to properly service each vehicle brought to their location and leave customers with a positive impression from their visit with us. Building the ideal customer experience is another important part of establishing a reliable revenue stream in most industries – especially one as reliant on customer service as the auto repair industry.

Having a diverse set of service offerings and a solid system for preparing franchisees for their interactions with customers are two crucial components of our support for our franchisees . Our commitment to this focus has helped the Big O Tires team grow exponentially since opening our first location over 60 years ago, as we now have more than 450 locations operating across the US – and we’re excited to add even more very soon!

Interested in learning more about revenue streams for your auto service franchise? Contact us today to determine if franchising with Big O Tires is the right fit for you!

1 Car Maintenance Guide: Everything You Need to Know; Kelly Blue Book, Apr 10, 2023

Business ownership is an exciting way to make a living, but it can also be challenging, which is why anyone opening a small business wants to believe they’re doing so in an industry that’s thriving. The good news is the franchise model is better able to withstand economic downturns, thanks to built-in benefits.(1) Taking advantage of a Big O auto repair franchise opportunity lets you become part of a robust and recession-resistant industry. Keep reading to find out more.

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What Is a Recession-Resistant Industry?

Industries that are recession-resistant are typically those that provide essential goods or services and, as such, are not as vulnerable to outside influences, pressures, trends, and so forth. Industries that cater to basic needs like food, water, clothing, and utilities are all good examples. Looked at another way, these industries either provide an absolute necessity the public will always keep needing and buying, or they see demand rise due to whatever challenging conditions the economy may be under.

The services of an auto maintenance franchise like Big O Tires will almost always remain in demand, no matter what’s going on in the economy, because people will always need their cars to get them places. As a Big O franchisee, you’ll be able to offer your community a valuable suite of auto services they can turn to, time and time again. You’ll also be able to count on our regular expert in-house marketing that will put your franchise in front of your best customer. You’ll be the first auto repair franchise your community will think of when it comes time for comprehensive vehicle repair and maintenance.

From Car Tires to Taillights

The Big O Tires franchise brand is an award winner, with a 59-year heritage that has made us a leader in the auto maintenance industry for decades. As one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors, we make sure our franchisees see ongoing support that includes expert in-house marketing, access to established vendor relationships, continuous research and development, and much more. Furthermore, our Big O services are comprehensive and include:

Your Big O Tire franchise will offer customers the complete car care and maintenance services it needs, over and over again, with revenue streams that will keep you ahead of the curve!

To find out more about a Big O Tires recession-resistant franchise opportunity, reach out to one of our team members today!

1.; The Benefits of the Franchise Model; Eddy Goldberg

Starting a small business requires resources in the way of time, energy, and money, and opening a Big O Tires franchise is no different. The good news is because we’ve helped so many franchisees get up and running, we have a very good idea about what’s required financially. Our estimate of the required initial franchise cost factors in just about everything you’ll need to open your doors and start serving your community. Here, we’ll take a look at some of our estimated investment numbers and what they get you.

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Your Initial Tire Franchise Opportunity Investment

Your Big O Tires franchise investment will put you squarely in the middle of a robust and recession-resistant industry. Below are some estimated investment numbers to consider: 

  • Initial Franchise fee: $10,000 - $35,000
  • Grand Opening Advertising $10,000 - $50,000
  • Technology: $20,500 - $33,500
  •  Construction and Remodeling: $25,000 - $500,000
  • Equipment and fixtures: $100,000 - $320,000
  • Initial supplies and inventory: $75,000 - $150,000
  • Additional funds: $50,000 - $150,000
  • Total initial investment: $333,500 - $1,441,800 

Your tire shop franchise costs will vary depending on the size and location of your shop and whether you’re establishing it from the ground up or converting an existing business. For a complete breakdown of our estimate of the required initial investment, including additional line items not discussed above, request a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document and see Item 7.

Additionally, you’ll be required to pay a monthly royalty generally ranging between 3.5% and 5% of each month’s Gross Sales under our standard Business Format Franchise program. You will also pay a minimum of 4% of each months’ Gross Sales for local advertising plus up to 1% of each month’s Gross Sales for national marketing. These amounts help to pay for our national marketing campaigns, our ongoing research and development, and the support and guidance you’ll receive for the life of your business.  See Item 6 of our Franchise Disclosure Document for additional fees that apply for a Big O Tires franchise.

Important Franchisee Resources and Our Franchise Cost

Investing in a Big O Tires franchise is a smart move for all kinds of reasons. To begin with, when you partner with us, you’re doing so with a brand that people have known and trusted for decades, making the process of establishing your business and reputation much easier. On top of that, you’ll enjoy:

Pre-opening training:

before your franchise doors open, you’ll spend time at Big O Tires Academy, where you’ll learn everything you need to know to operate your franchise, including how to manage inventory, how to use our point-of-sale system, how to market your business and much more.

Vendor relationships:

as a franchisee of Big O Tires, which is owned by TBC Corporation, one of North America’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires, you’ll enjoy the powerful combination of independent ownership with the backing of a major corporation, granting you access to a broad distribution and supply chain network.

Expert marketing:

our high-quality branding and national marketing efforts feature unforgettable messaging and a consistent look across all channels, from TV advertising to in-store displays to social media. You’ll also have access to marketing templates for your local outreach efforts.

A time-tested business model:

our proven processes and procedures have stood the test of time and will take much of the trial and error out of running your franchise, leaving you more time for customer service and growth.

Robust revenue streams:

you’ll be able to serve your community through a comprehensive suite of services that include tire sales, installation and repairs, oil and filter changes, routine auto care, and more.

As we’ve just outlined, a Big O Tires franchise investment is a premier one that comes with strengths and benefits the competition simply can’t match!

To find out more information about a Big O Tires franchise investment, request a copy of our FDD today!

Big O Tires, LLC

4300 TBC Way

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

New York:  This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

Minnesota File Nos. 4842 and 6690

When you become part of the Big O brand family with your very own automotive service and repair franchise, you’ll gain immediate access to our recognized and respected name, and our time-tested business model,  that will keep you the go-to source for everything tires! We’re known as The Team You Trust, and as a franchisee of Big O Tires, which is part of the TBC Corporation family of companies, you’ll enjoy a robust distribution and supply chain network that will allow you to meet the needs of your community and stay head and shoulders above the competition. 

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Our six decades in business mean you’ll benefit from our deep industry knowledge, too, as you establish your franchise and offer your automotive repair services to your community. Here, we’ll take a brief look at some of the services you’ll provide them.

Our Franchise Knows the Tire Business — And You Will, Too!

Simply put, we’re a big name in tires. Drivers have been relying on us for generations to keep their vehicles road-worthy and fun to drive. Your Big O Tires franchise will do the same, too, offering auto service and repairs that are convenient and expertly done. Below are just a few of them.

Tire Sales, Installation, Repairs, and More

Thanks to our deep vendor relationships, your Big O Tires franchise will carry a wide selection of tires from all the brands your customers know and trust, including MICHELIN®, BFGOODRICH™, Goodyear®, our own Big O® brand of tires, and more! You’ll also have the tools and know-how to repair flat or punctured tires and be able to remount and balance them as well.

Having the ability to sell, service and install tires makes you an expert in the field and your community will quickly realize the many benefits that come with relying on one service provider for all their tire needs.

Oil and Filter Changes

Most vehicles need an oil change every 3,000–5,000 miles, and some even before that. Your Big O franchise will be able to handle the job, as well as air, cabin, and fuel filter changes to keep your customers’ vehicles running their best.

Routine Auto Care to Support Your Community

You’ll be able to offer routine automotive care, including fluid changes, system cleanings, and wiper blade, hose, head and taillight, radiator replacement, and much more! 

You’ll also be relied upon to keep car batteries and alternators installed, replaced, tested, and repaired, ensuring your customers’ vehicles are ready to go! Add to that, brake inspection and repair, wheel alignment, and suspension and front-end services, and your customers will appreciate how expansive and robust your services are!

We pride ourselves on being able to offer communities everywhere complete service and repair for their automotive needs, and as a Big O Tires franchisee, you’ll be able to do the same, too.

To find out more about a Big O Tires franchise opportunity, reach out to someone from our team today!

Big O Tires, LLC

4300 TBC Way

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

New York:  This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the Department of Law.

Minnesota File Nos. 4842 and 6690

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4300 TBC Way
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(561) 383-3000
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Please note that the information contained on this website does not constitute the offer of a franchise and that such offers will be made only in conjunction with the presentation of Big O’s Franchise Disclosure Document in states where we are first registered, excluded, exempted, or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state. Big O Franchises are not available in all states. MN Reg. File No. F#4842
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