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Franchise Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops

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About Franchise

Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops is a premier automotive repair franchise who is based in suburban Chicago Illinois. Our franchisees are a close-knit family, dedicated to providing high quality service repairs at a fair price.

Our goal is to keep cars on the road over 200,000 miles or more thereby providing incredible value to our customers. This unique and incredible opportunity is priced well for a new start up and the company has a long book of business within our database of loyal customers. We also have a free-standing training center with over 100 training classes available to our franchisees at no cost.


  • No Automotive Experience Required!
  • Established Brand in Business for Over 40 Years
  • Brand Recognition and Industry Leading Economics
  • DRIVE FOR 200,000 Miles Maintenance Program
  • 200,000 Mile Warranties on Tires, Brakes and Mufflers
  • State-of-the-art Offsite Training Center and In-shop eLearning Program


The Merlin concept focuses on long term customer relationships instead of maximizing one time sales transactions. When customers are treated fairly and advised wisely, they will return again and again for service. As well, they will become a living testimonial to Merlin by telling their friends and family about the service they received.

Merlin’s warranties and programs are wrapped around the 200,000 mile concept to inform customers that Merlin Shops are ready to service their vehicle for the long haul. THE DRIVE FOR 200,000, Merlin’s proprietary maintenance program, is an easy and affordable plan that not only covers vehicles through the manufacturer’s warranty period but to 200,000 miles and beyond.

Merlin's one stop automotive service approach when combined with the 200,000 Mile Proposition affords Franchise Owners a significant edge over competing automotive service chains.


Merlin has developed numerous comprehensive support tools that guide you through the many important aspects of your business operation:

  • Multi-volume Merlin Operations Manuals
  • Marketing Manual
  • Regular visits by Merlin Field Representatives to assist on system essentials such as:
    • Sales techniques
    • Product procurement and installation
    • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Marketing and communication
  • Merlin uses a third party inspection service to examine and evaluate:
    • Customer service
    • Facility appearance
    • Operation system implementation


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Finance Information

Investments: $110,000

Franchise fee: $30,000

Royalty fee: 6.9%

Minimum Cash: $110,000

Net Worth: $250,000

Training and Support

Merlin franchisees and employees have a deep passion for being the best and a strong appreciation for what it means to be a professional. Merlin is so serious that you and your team can achieve and sustain success in your business that we provide the following:

  • The Merlin Training Center – A stand-alone state of the art center that offers both technical and management classes all year long free of charge to you and your employees.
  • Six-Week Management Training – An intense study of essential management and technical facets of Merlin shop operations that you will complete before you take possession of your shop.
  • Grand Opening Marketing Plan – A specialized marketing plan implemented especially for your shop opening to create public awareness and to establish a customer base to generate retail traffic.
  • Field Support – A team of dedicated professionals to counsel and support you with operational, management, and marketing issues.
  • Quality Inspections – Conducted by an independent third party, three times per year to measure critical primary marketing and operational components of your business.
  • Marketing Support – Chain-wide brand awareness and promotional marketing campaigns planned and executed, as well as, customized local call to action marketing assistance managed by a team of committed experts.

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