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Since its founding in 1975, Precision Tune Auto Care centers have provided motorists with a variety of car maintenance and light repair services. The chain’s locations throughout North America, South America and Asia perform maintenance and service on brakes, air conditioners, cooling systems and more. The company is traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the PACI symbol.

Franchising Since
1978 (43 years)
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
289 (as of 2020)

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Precision Tune Auto Care franchise.

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee

Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system

What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.

Initial Investment
$127,000 - $253,600

Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise

What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.

Net Worth Requirement

Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company

What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.

Cash Requirement

Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.

Veteran Incentives
$15,000 off franchise fee, reduced royalty fee for first year

Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.

Royalty Fee

Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.

What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.

Ad Royalty Fee

Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.

What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.

Term of Agreement
10 years

Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.

What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.

Is franchise term renewable?

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Precision Tune Auto Care offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Precision Tune Auto Care has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
4 hours
Classroom Training
46.5 hours
Additional Training
Additional training via video, CD, online, seminars
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops


Meetings & Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security & Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Social Media


Website Development

Email Marketing

Loyalty Program/App

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?

Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.

Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?

Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.

Can this franchise be run part time?

Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.

# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?

Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.

What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.

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Updated: February 8th, 2021


Precision Tune-Up ChecklistYou hear us talk a lot about precision tune-ups and the benefits they can have for your system and wallet. Tune-ups keep your system working at max capacity so your system runs at its most efficient. This saves you money on energy costs. That $89 precision tune-up also saves you money from having a costly breakdown. When your cooling system is regularly checked, you catch malfunctioning parts before their failure can damage your entire system.

Tune-ups may seem like magic but they are actually more of a science. We’ve perfected our tune-up process to help us thoroughly inspect every part of your unit that could be causing issues. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when we disappear into your attic or backyard, these are the 19 steps our technicians take to maintain your system.

Precision Tune-Up Checklist

  1. Check and level thermostat
  2. Check air filter and air flow
  3. Check blower motor for proper amperage draw, voltage, and wiring connections
  4. Check condenser motor for proper amperage draw, voltage, and wiring connections
  5. Check compressor for proper amperage draw, voltage, and wiring connections
  6. Lubricate motors
  7. Confirm proper charge
  8. Inspect indoor coil and condenser coil
  9. Inspect and clean condensate drain
  10. Test and inspect safety devices for proper operation
  11. Inspect disconnect box for any loose connections
  12. Test and inspect contactors for burned or pitted contacts
  13. Inspect electrical compartment
  14. Test and inspect capacitors
  15. Inspect fan blade
  16. Check all time delays
  17. Inspect service valves
  18. Measure temperature difference of supply and return
  19. Inspect ductwork

After we’ve fully inspected your unit, we’re able to find and repair broken parts and let you know about parts that may soon fail. We can offer you recommendations on how to get the most efficiency out of your system and even when it may be time to consider getting a new one.

A precision tune-up is a crucial check-up that your system needs. Schedule one today and consider signing up for one of our maintenance agreements to save yourself even more money!

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Privacy for Customers — Transparency over Vehicles

Let's be clear: Although we strive to find every detail of a vehicle's life so far, we are focused only on the vehicle's history, and do not collect any information on previous owners. The information we provide relates solely to the vehicle, its odometer reading, any accidents that have been covered up, where the vehicle comes from and much more — it never gets personal. We've uncovered irreparable damage several times in the past, but other times our vehicle history checks draw a blank — and sometimes that's actually a good thing.

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But more than anything else, we don't want you or your family unknowingly sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle that isn't 100% safe. This is why we strive to take these vehicles off the road, which not only makes the used car market safer but our streets safer too.

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CARFAX was founded in the US in 1984 and expanded into Europe in 2007. Around 100 team members spread across six European offices process vehicle information from 22 countries.

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We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.

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About the company

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  • Company size

    1001 to 5,000

  • Revenue

    $25M to $100M (USD)

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$10 - $12 an hour

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Automotive Service - Management

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$45,000 - $100,000 a year

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$15 - $25 an hour

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$10 - $19 an hour

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$14 - $20 an hour

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Lot Attendant in Chesterfield, VA

Good experience

Nice place to work, good management, and decent hours. Very easy to learn on the job and nice atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and chill. Definitely a good place to work.

Service Writer in Aiken, SC

Not a place for a woman even when good at the job.

Most toxic work place EVER and after covid started affecting profit they simply cut pay with out discussing it. No breaks no lunch punished if you take leave. Your children are a nuance and you get absolutely no respect

Lube Technician in Macon, GA


STAY AWAY! My time at Percision Tune was HORRIBlE!!! This location was managed extremely poorly. They tell you that you will be paid commission. THEY LIED!!! They want to work all day without even taking a break. STAY AWAY!!!

Store Manager in Raleigh, NC

poorly run

was given a store to run that was terrible and they wanted it to be turned around in less then 2 months time, poor location. poor upper management, lack of training for all employees, the technicians they hire either are some what ok or do not know how to properly diagnose a vehicle, cost of an oil change is way to high for the product they sell, very cheap oil selling it at a very high cost. would renovate the building during business hors which makes it impossible to have customers come in

Tire Changer in Pensacola, FL

Fun place

No complaints this was a good place to work at, would still be working here if the store I worked at did not close down, good company to work for and recommend it to anyone

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Questions and answers

People have asked 34 questions about working at Precision Tune Auto Care. See the answers, explore popular topics and discover unique insights from Precision Tune Auto Care employees.

How are the working hours at Precision Tune Auto Care?

March 10, 2019

I worked Monday to Friday 7am to 4 pm. Some days it was later, depending on the work load. I would work occasional Saturdays if someone need the day off.

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How did you get your first interview at Precision Tune Auto Care?

March 10, 2019

Answered an online ad with a resume. Owner responded inviting me to interview with the manager and himself.

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What benefits does Precision Tune Auto Care offer?

May 18, 2021

Two choices of Medical plans (PPO & HSA with match!) through Blue Cross in NC; Dental plan; Company paid Life insurance & EAP and a 401k with match!

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What benefits does Precision Tune Auto Care offer?

May 18, 2021

Two choices of Medical plans (PPO & HSA with match!) through Blue Cross in NC; Dental plan; Company paid Life insurance & EAP and a 401k with match!

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Do you have a day off during the week? Do you have to work every Saturday?

May 20, 2021

Each store is individually owned & operated has has their own PTO and off-day policies. Please be sure to inquire when you apply for the position.

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What is the vacation policy like at Precision Tune Auto Care? How many vacation days do you get per year?

March 12, 2019

1 week paid vacation after 1 year of employment.

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What is the work environment and culture like at Precision Tune Auto Care?

May 20, 2021

Each store is individually owned & operated has has their own atmosphere and working culture. Please be sure to inquire when you apply for the position.

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What is a typical day like for you at Precision Tune Auto Care?

May 20, 2021

Each store is individually owned & operated has has their own atmosphere and working environment, please be sure to inquire when you apply for the position.

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How do you feel about the future of Precision Tune Auto Care?

May 20, 2021

Each store is individually owned & operated has has their own path to success, please be sure to inquire about the future of the store when you apply for the position.

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How did you get your first interview at Precision Tune Auto Care?

March 10, 2019

Answered an online ad with a resume. Owner responded inviting me to interview with the manager and himself.

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What is the interview process like at Precision Tune Auto Care?
What questions did they ask during your interview at Precision Tune Auto Care?

May 20, 2021

Each store is individually owned & operated has has their own interview process, please be sure to inquire when you apply for the position.

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Precision Tune Auto Care Franchise Costs & Fees

Year Business Began: 1976

Franchising Since: 1978

Headquarters: Leesburg, Virginia

Estimated Number of Units: 290

Franchise Description: Precision Franchising LLC is the franchisor. The franchisee will operate a Precision Tune Auto Care center, a full-service garage offering automotive products and services (including engine maintenance, lubrication, oil change, and brake products and services) to the public. Required services currently include: (1) brakes & traction control; (2) cooling system; (3) diagnostic discovery services; (4) heating & air conditioning; (5) instrument panel gauges & warning lights; (6) lighting & light bulbs; (7) maintenance; (8) powertrain management; (9) relays & modules; (10) steering & suspension; (11) tire rotation & balance; and (12) wiper & washer systems. Optional services currently include: (1) accessories & optional equipment; (2) cruise control systems (3) engine replacement; (4) exhaust systems; (5) horns; (6) tires & tire replacement; (7) restraint systems' (8) transmission control systems; (9) transmission & drivetrain; (10) windows & glass; (11) alignment services; and (12) state inspections.

Training Overview: If the center is newly-built, franchisees must successfully complete initial training at least nine weeks before franchisees begin to operate their center. Training will last for one week, for 8-10 hours per day, and training will be held Monday through Friday of each week for a total of 46.5 hours of classroom instruction. The franchisor will hold initial training at its national training center, currently in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition to initial training, before franchisees begin operating the center, they or their employee must successfully complete engine performance (Level 1) course, which is one week long. Within one year after franchisees open their center, they must attain and maintain full technical certification of the center. Franchisees or their principal or employee must successfully complete courses on five subjects to attain full technical certification. Each level consists of 40 hours each of classroom and hands-on training. The franchisor also offers optional training on brakes, air-conditioning, and preventative maintenance. Technical training is also available at field locations that the franchisor designates, on a periodic basis. In some circumstances, the franchisor may provide the initial training session in the field. The franchisor does provide ongoing/continuous and advanced training.

Territory Granted: Subject to the Franchise Agreement, the franchisor grants to franchisees the license, and they undertake the obligation, to operate a full-service Precision Tune Auto Care automotive service business using the marks and system solely at and from the accepted location. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, neither the franchisor nor any of its affiliates will establish or license another individual or entity to operate a center within the smallest radius (not to exceed five miles) from the location containing a population of 50,000 population, based on the most recent decennial census (assigned area). The assigned area is not conditional on sales volume, market penetration, or any other circumstances. Before the franchisor conducts or authorizes any other person or entity to operate a full-service center or other similar automotive service facility in any reserved area located within the franchisee’s assigned area, it will offer the right to sell those products and services in the reserved area.

Obligations and Restrictions: Unless the franchisor permits otherwise in writing, franchisees must devote full time, energy, and best efforts to the management and operation of their center. Franchisees must successfully complete the initial training program. Franchisees must offer all Precision Tune Auto Care products and services required. Franchisees must use the center solely for the operation of the franchised business, must keep the center open and in normal operation for the minimum hours and days specified or approved in writing, and must refrain from using or permitting the use of the center for any other purpose or activity at any time without prior written consent.

Term of Agreement and Renewal: The length of the initial franchise term is 10 years from the date the Franchise Agreement is signed. If requirements are met, renewal terms are for consecutive and successive terms of five years each are available.

Financial Assistance: For development of centers in certain areas, the franchisor may allow a new franchisee to pay $10,000 of the initial franchise fee upon signing the Franchise Agreement, and finance the balance ($15,000). The franchisor also participates in the SBA Franchise Registry Program and VetFran.

Investment Tables:
Name of FeeLowHigh
Initial Franchise Fee$2,000$25,000
Construction/Site Acquisition$5,000$7,000
Deposits, Including Rent and Utilities$6,000$10,000
Interior & Exterior Signs$5,500$15,000
Equipment, Fixtures, Furniture and Technical Manuals$59,500$95,000
Installation of Signs and Compressors$10,000$25,000
Initial Inventory$5,000$7,500
Insurance (Workman’s Compensation Insurance and other prepaid insurance costs)$2,000$6,500
Initial Training$0$2,500
New Center Marketing$3,000$3,000
Computer Software Support$0$600
Computer Software$500$2,000
Computer Hardware - Lease$200$700
Computer Hardware - Purchase$2,500$4,500
Additional Funds - 3 months$25,000$40,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL$127,000$253,600

Type of FeeAmount
Operating Fee6% - 7.5% of gross sales, subject to $300/week minimum.
National Marketing Fund1.5% of gross sales.
Local/Co-Operative MarketingUp to 7.5% of gross sales.
New Center Marketing$3,000
On-Site and Local Area TrainingCurrently $500 per day, per trainer, plus travel, lodging and meal expenses.
Equipment, Supply or Supplier Testing or InspectingFee not to exceed the actual costs of inspecting and testing.
Ongoing Training Manuals$10 to $245, depending on the manual.
Transfer(a) $2,000 if transferred to an experienced manager or Precision Tune Auto Care franchisee; (b) $10,000, if transferred to any other person.
AuditCost of audit (estimated $6,000 to $10,000).
Late Reporting Fees$100 per week until you submit the weekly sales report.
Late Payment Fees18% per year, or highest rate of interest allowed by law; bank service charges; administrative fees.
Attorneys’ Fees and CostsWill vary under the circumstances.
IndemnificationWill vary under the circumstances.
Site EvaluationFirst site evaluation free; for all others, reimbursement of our expenses ($500 minimum).
Securities Offering$5,000
Future Lost ProfitsNumber of weeks remaining under the Franchise Agreement multiplied by the greater of $300 or 7.5% of average gross sales for the preceding 26 weeks of reported gross sales.
POS Hardware and SoftwareDepends upon vendor and products purchased.
Sublease Mark-Up Depends upon lease terms.

The above information has been compiled from the FDD of Precision Tune Auto Care. Year of FDD: 2021.

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