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Best Automotive Franchises To Buy in 2021

From window tinting to green carbon cleaning, there is no shortage of lucrative franchise opportunities available for car enthusiasts.

If you’re looking to get your hands dirty in a new franchise opportunity, the automotive industry continues to offer a range of potentially lucrative options, from big-name brands like Jiffy Lube to emerging upstarts like HHO Carbon Clean Systems

But even though oil changes and engine repairs can be grimy work, many auto franchises are built for hands-off ownership, allowing experienced franchisees to expand their portfolios with new units in a massive segment without having to learn a new trade. 

Below are 10 of our favorite automotive franchises for 2021. Whether you are a car enthusiast with no prior ownership experience or a deep-pocketed franchise entrepreneur looking to expand your empire, these franchises are a good place to start. 

HHO Carbon Clean Systems

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

  • Startup costs: $181,000-$3,200,000
  • Units: 1,327

Jiffy Lube

  • Startup costs: $207,000-$423,000
  • Units: 2,104


  • Startup costs: $199,000-$540,000
  • Units: 2,017


  • Startup costs: $298,000-$804,000
  • Units: 702

Grease Monkey

  • Startup costs: $175,000-$348,000
  • Units: 369

RNR Tire Express

  • Startup costs: $500,000-$1,000,000
  • Units: 135

Take 5 Oil Change

  • Startup costs: $216,000-$905,000
  • Units: 551

Tint World

  • Startup costs: $125,000-$300,000
  • Units: 78

Christian Brothers Automotive

  • Startup costs: $454,000-$582,000
  • Units: 217