AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care


AAMCO is the world's largest chain of transmission specialists with over 46 years of experience as the undisputed industry leader. An American Icon, AAMCO's trademark is recognized by well over 90% of the driving public. Transmission repair is a $8 billion a year business in the United States and is growing every year! Since 2004, we have been offering Total Car Care Services as well!

We provide recruiting assistance and a total of 8 Weeks of Owner Training (3 Weeks in our Home Office and 5 Weeks On-Site at Grand Opening). No Automotive Experience is required. Over 500 New Territories now available in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico & Mexico. We are looking for business owners willing to follow a Proven and Successful business model and work ON the business not IN the business. AAMCO is a Lifestyle Business, Center is open 5.5 days and there is freedom and flexibility for the owner.


Year Established: 1957
Year First Franchised: 1963
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 900
Projected New Units
(12 months): 80-100

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/
Area Developer: Yes


(Currently accepting referrals from all States as well as Canada and 
Puerto Rico.)

AAMCO is looking for people with a solid work history, proven management
skills and strong people skills. Combine those skill sets with a proven Business system and you have a recipe for
success, regardless of the industry a candidate is coming from. Only a small
number of current Franchisees come from the Automotive Industry. Most
come from Engineering, Accounting, Law, Education, IT, Telecommunications, Sales & marketing, Finance, Aviation, Construction and much more.


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $65,000
Minimum Investment: $211,561
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $39,500


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 7.5%
Ad: Varies (Is controlled by
local dealers in Local Ad Pool)
Average # of Employees: 3-4 FT
Passive Ownership Allowed: No
Earnings Claims: No


Candidate must have 50-60K in available liquid funds to invest into the total project. The balance is financeable.

AAMCO is on the SBA approved list- Minimum SBA Requirements for financing a candidate are:

$50-60k liquid
Min. Credit Score: 680
Net Worth $250k

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: No
Resales: Yes.

International Expansion

International Expansion
Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada and Puerto Rico
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: To be determined
Total Investment: To be determined


AAMCO is not an International company, so expansion in this area is handled on a case by case basis and will depend on
where a candidate is situated.

We would want someone already operating in the Automotive Sector looking to purchase a Master Franchise agreement, amount to be determined by the scope of the area.


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: No


AAMCO has a well developed support system for both the 'pre and post' opening of a Franchise. The support pieces are as follows:

Pre Opening: Finance Support; Real Estate Site Selection Support; Lease Negotiation Support; 3-Weeks Corporate Training; Recruiting Support; Equipment F/Facility Layout & Design Support;

Post Opening: 5-Week Grand Opening Operations Development Support; Field-based Regional Operations Manager; Field-based Regional Technical Manager; Marketing Support; Advertising Support; Customer Service Support; National Vendor Programs; National Account Business.


Get Started!


Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development