Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers Franchising

Startup Costs Summary

  Typical Range
Land (1) $650,000 - $850,000
Building & Site (1) $800,000 - $1,200,000
Equipment, Signs, Furnishings (1) $200,000 - $320,000
Organization, Loan Origination & Professional Fees $70,000 - $110,000
Sub-Total $1,720,000 - $2,480,000
Soft Costs
   Franchise Fee* (2) $35,000
   Pre-Opening (3) $2,000 - $5,000
   Opening Advertising (4) $10,000
   Working Capital (5) $63,500 - $143,500
   Opening Inventory (6) $32,500 - $42,500
Sub-Total $143,000 - $236,000
Total $1,863,000 - $2,716,000
(1) The amounts set forth above for land, building and site work, and equipment include the cost of purchasing a 25,000 to 35,000 square foot site in a commercial or retail area and constructing a 6 to 9 bay facility on property which has all utilities to the site and does not require any excessive site preparation. The actual costs will vary materially depending on location, size and condition of lot, size of building and other factors. Many existing buildings (former service stations, automotive service centers, etc.) have been successfully converted at lower costs.
(2) The initial franchise fee is $35,000 for your first unit, and $17,500 for any additional unit. Initial Franchise Fee is payable in a lump sum due at signing and is uniform to all franchisees currently purchasing a franchise.
(3) Amount set forth above for pre-opening include (a) the manager's and assistant manager's salaries during pre-opening; (b) payroll costs of the crew for pre-opening training; and (c) costs of transportation, lodging, and meals during the training at the franchisor's headquarters. Also includes amounts for change fund, utility deposits, uniforms and other discretionary purchases.
(4) Amount set forth covers the requirement under the franchise agreement for grand opening promotions.
(5) Amounts set forth above are for working capital and normal early operating losses.
(6) Standard new store inventory startup to include 100 tires at a laid in cost of $100 per tire.

*There are no other direct or indirect payments in connection with the purchase of the franchise.