What could the auto industry possibly have to do with solutions for professionals facing slashed pensions and the aftermath of the recession? The automotive industry and the US economy are inseparable and franchisees have taken note, choosing to hedge their bets with an industry that’s on the upswing while creating an even more secure income source.
Consumers living more conservatively across the US have made it their aim to lengthen the life and quality of their vehicles for as long as possible to avoid unnecessary costs. This includes taking better care of vehicles, keeping them longer, and seeking out the support of local trusted brands to perform ongoing vehicle maintenance. More consumers are looking to build relationships with their local auto industry servicing stations as they protect their motor vehicle investment.
With this kind of increase in the need for quality motor vehicle servicing, the automotive franchise industry continues to receive extra attention from consumers and investors alike. Something fast and reliable is what many car owners are looking for when it comes to service, not to mention affordable. Express Oil Change franchisees John Grassia and David Smith have taken note of this need and opted to join forces in their investment plan to open a location in Florida. Their decision was initially prompted by their interest in creating a stable alternative income source to supplement their retirement pensions in light of the recession’s impact.
Their investment has resulted in an outlet open just outside of Orlando for nearly two years now which developed out of their mutual interest in the Express Oil Change support system for franchise partners and its defined standard operating procedure. Coming from backgrounds in the airline industry, each also appreciated the ability to contribute to their local communities with a reputable brand while maintaining the flexibility to sustain their flying career on a part-time basis.
Express Oil Change has been on the scene for over 30 years and has an established reputation throughout various southeastern states with franchise opportunities available for those with and without automotive industry experience or prowess. As part of their ongoing support provided to franchise partners, Certified Trainers are available during the first year and thereafter to visit locations and support each franchisee to make sure their outlet is running efficiently. Likewise, training over an 8-10 week process covers all aspects of operation and ensures that franchisees from all backgrounds can fully benefit their business from day one with the knowledge they need to make it an ongoing success.