201 Gibraltar Road Horsham, PA 19044
Nature of Business: Automotive
Association Membership: Yes
Initial Fee: $39,500
AAMCO Transmission and Total Car Care
AAMCO franchisees benefit from joining a brand that has been in business for over 50 years. Our iconic, Double A, Beep Beep, M-C-O mnemonic brings instant recognition and trust from the American consumer. In addition to automatic brand recognition, AAMCO franchisees benefit from an Executive Leadership Team who established themselves by servicing the automotive aftermarket as franchisees.
With this franchisee focus in mind, AAMCO provides the brand, tools, guidance and education necessary for new franchisees. This includes financing support, real estate support and training through the entire opening process.
Contact: Eric Simon
Cash Investment; $65,000
One of the best reasons to open a franchise is because the brand comes with built-in recognition and few franchisors can promise the brand reputation that AAMCO has.
“As a 50-year-old brand, AAMCO is one of the great North American brands synonymous with the automotive industry,” President and CEO Brett Ponton said during a recent interview while waiting for a flight from Philadelphia, where the company is headquartered, to Ohio, where he was planning to visit a franchisee. “The auto industry has been a longstanding cornerstone of our country’s history and we’d like to think that AAMCO is woven into the fabric of the great American car culture.”
First started in 1963 by Anthony Martino as a transmission repair shop, the company now has nearly 700 locations throughout North America and about 12 years ago expanded into total car care.
The longevity of the AAMCO brand is a testament to its proven business model, Ponton said, and the company, which also started franchising in 1963, has franchisees that have been with the company for 50 years, who are now passing their businesses onto the next generation of entrepreneurs.
In that next generation of franchise owners, Ponton is looking for franchise candidates who will be committed to their business and engaged with employees and customers alike. They should have an entrepreneurial spirit and be dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
Ponton, who has been with the company for about two years, also added that franchisees do not need to have an automotive background in order to be successful with AAMCO.