Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops

 
Business Established:
1975
Franchising Since:
1975
Franchised Units:
40
Company Owned Units:
3
Start-up Cost:
$50,000 to $60,000
Total Investment:
$251,000 to $408,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011:
N/A
Veteran Owned Units:
N/A
Offering Financial Assistance

In most cases, a qualified candidate will need a minimum of $50,000 in cash. However, the exact amount will depend on the individual’s background, his or her financial resources, and overall business plan.

Special Incentives
Automotive Products and Services
Retail Stores: Specialty
VetFran Incentive

We offer a $10,000 discount off franchise fee to honorably discharged U.S. Veterans.

Company Details
Description

Merlin shops offer all the products and services of other automotive repair chains plus a proprietary maintenance program known as THE DRIVE FOR 200,000 that not only covers vehicles through the manufacturer’s warranty period, but to 200,000 miles and beyond. Menu includes: repair, service, or replacement of components relative to brake, exhaust, steering and suspension, lubrication, wheel alignment, air conditioning, tires, cooling, starting/charging, ignition, fuel, and other automotive systems.

Contact Information
Primary Contact & Title
Ed Pearson
VP of Franchise Sales & Development
Address
3815 E. Main Street, Suite D
City
Saint Charles
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60174
Tel
(630) 513-8200
Mobile
(630) 513-8207 Ext. 111
Fax
(630) 513-1388
Training

Franchisees and their designated managers must attend and successfully complete the six week management training program conducted at Merlin’s training center. Merlin will provide ongoing training covering management, marketing, and technical subjects at its training center, shops, and in the field. Merlin will also utilize independent, third-party services to inspect and evaluate customer service, facility appearance, and operating system implementation and share the results with you.

Qualifications

$110,000 in liquid capital; Credit Score of 675+; Net worth of $250k; Total investment of $255k - $320k

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