This is a very simple business model that boasts a minimal initial investment, low overhead, low inventory requirements, high margins, quick ramp up and repeat business. Our services help new and used car dealers sell more vehicles, more quickly and for more money. Drive N Style uses a proprietary process to restore the vehicles interior carpeting, leather, vinyl, and cloth upholstery, the exterior painted surfaces and wheels as well as a wide variety of restyling and accessory options. Drive N Style also offers the car dealer a variety of profit opportunities for maximizing their revenues and profits in the F&I and service departments. These unique features significantly differentiate Drive N Style from its competitors.
Features of business
Drive N Style is a fantastic opportunity for someone entering a franchise system with minimal skills and minimal cash. It can also be grown into a large enterprise for those looking to run multiple vans in multiple territories. We are the premier mobile provider to new and used car dealers specializing in the revitalization of their new and used car inventory. Drive N Style leverages its broad service offering and “one contact” at each account to create multiple revenue streams that repeat weekly. Combined with its low ongoing costs of operations, Drive N Style offers the ideal opportunity for new or seasoned entrepreneurs to build a business with long term value.
Function of the owner/daily tasks
The primary responsibility of a Drive N Style franchisee is to build relationships with prospective and existing customers, recruit and manage staff members, and monitor Key Performance Indicators. Franchisees can also function as the operations manager but will need to recruit and manage a salesperson if this is their assumed role.
Desired background of prospects and ideal candidate
The candidate does not need any prior knowledge of the automotive industry or technical skills. The required skills are easily taught in our extensive initial and ongoing training programs although previous management experience is desirable. The business is fun and easy to learn. The ideal candidate will have good communication and people skills and the ability to establish and maintain relationships with new and used car dealers. They do not need to be experienced salespeople, but should be able to learn a prescribed selling system and be willing to consistently execute it.
Competitive advantage of the product /service
Drive N Style’s wide array of services and profit opportunities allow franchisees to position themselves as a resource and partner with the dealer rather than most competitors who are simply viewed as vendors. Drive N Style provides a level of quality, service and selection that cannot be matched by any competitor and our proprietary selling system enables franchisees to customize sales presentations and service offerings. We offer on-line point of purchase, sales training, technical training, business management and product ordering platforms.
Drive N Style provides extensive support in all segments of the business. From weekly communications from the President to a seasoned field staff, franchisee support is always a call or visit away. We provide training seminars, conventions and employ a seasoned support team whose key function is to provide franchisees with the necessary tools, advice and systems needed to grow their business.
Financial strength of franchisor
The Franchisor is Driven Brands Inc. the parent company of Maaco, Meineke, Econo Lube N Tune, Drive N Style, AutoQual and Aero Colours.