The automotive industry in the UK is big business. Major vehicle manufacturers and the world’s top suppliers to the automotive industry have operations in the UK. The industry generates many jobs and franchise opportunities, as a result of the number of new cars being manufactured and sold – many of these are van-based franchise opportunities. Car franchise opportunities provide a full range of services to the automotive industry. With people keeping their cars for longer, there is a greater need for mobile repairs and general maintenance.
This opens up a lucrative market for car repairs franchises, such as SMART repair franchises and dent removal franchises; car valeting franchises including alloy wheel repairs franchises; full detailing and car care products franchises; windscreen repair franchises; mobile tyre replacement franchises and taxi franchises or chauffer services franchises. A number of these franchise opportunities can be home-based and as the business develops, can expand into a multi-unit operation. Other well-known franchises in this sector include car wash franchises, car rental franchises and car dealer franchises, which are premises-based. No previous experience is typical within this industry, as comprehensive training is provided by leading brands.