IRVINE, Calif. — Midas International, Big U Tires and RNR Wheel Express earned high marks among franchisors of auto repair plus service programs in Entrepreneur magazine’s latest Franchise five hundred ranking.
Business owner magazine ranks franchisors using a 150-point scale based on several criteria grouped under five primary categories: costs/fees; support; size and growth; brand strength; and financial strength/stability.
To be eligible for the ranking, a franchisor must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2022, including at least one franchise located in North America, and must be seeking new franchisees in the U. S. or Canada.
Entrepreneur lists 17 companies among the top 500 in the automotive category , which includes auto tools/equipment, oil-change/preventive maintenance, car collision repair, auto glass repair/replacement, auto accessories and car washes in addition to tires/tire service plus general automotive repair.
Midas, Big Um and RNR Tire were the highest rated firms offering tires and tire service, ranked 103rd, 157th and 170th overall. Other firms within the car repair/service category are AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care (196th); Christian Brothers Automotive Corp. (223rd) and Tuffy Car tire & Auto Service (309th).
Brian Maciak, president plus chief working officer of Big O Tires, said: “Being rated No. 1 in our category is a reflection of the particular brand’s essence — The Team You Trust. This is a testament to our franchisees who are backed by an experienced team providing comprehensive support, resources and training to help them thrive, adapt and grow all while delivering legendary customer service. ”
“We’re proud of our own franchisees and the work they do every day to keep their communities safe and moving on the road ahead, inch Lenny Valentino Jr., Midas vice president and general manager, sa id.
“Our franchisees provide an invaluable service, and we are committed to continually evolving the programs to assist them ultimately establishing Midas as a place where consumers want to shop. ”
Big O Tires and Midas International are both TBC Corp. brands .
There are usually over 460 company and franchisee-owned Large O active in the U. H., located primarily within the Western and Midwestern states, along with roughly 1, 200 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas stores in the particular U. T. and North america.
The Business owner ranking also lists five quick-lube franchise enterprises — Valvoline Instant Oil Change (No. 21 overall); Jiffy Lube (No. 99); Take 5 Oil Change (No. 106); Grease Monkey (No. 182); plus SpeeDee Essential oil Change & Auto Service (No. 415) — and three auto tools suppliers — Snap-on Tools (No. 20); Matco Tools (No. 31) plus Mac Tools (No. 72) — among the automotive companies.