• Is it necessary to have automotive experience or be an experienced mechanic to become an Honest1 franchise owner?

    No. Honest1 provides the platform, training, and resources to be a successful franchise owner even if you don't have previous automotive industry experience. However, our most successful owners have a strong business acumen, extensive management experience, and are actively involved in their local communities.

  • How long has Honest1 been in business? How many franchise owners are operating today?
    Honest1 has been providing exceptional auto maintenance services since 2003. Currently, there are over 70 stores open and operating.
  • How much does it cost to become an Honest1 franchise owner?

    Estimated start-up costs range from $223,150 – $867,650.

  • How much is the franchise fee?
    The franchise fee is $45,000.
  • Are there any royalty or other fees?
    Yes. The current Royalty Fee is 6% of gross sales, and the current national Advertising Fee is 1%.
  • What are the financial requirements to become an Honest1 franchise owner?

    Those interested in owning a unit franchise must have a minimum net worth of $700,000, with $200,000 being liquid.

  • How long does it take to open an Honest1 franchise?
    The timing varies, but in general it takes about 6-18 months from the time you execute your franchise agreement.
  • Is financing available?
    Honest1 does not finance. However, we are an SBA Pre-Approved franchise and can recommend a number of qualified SBA lenders that will provide financing. Honest1 will help you develop the business plan and package that you'll need to get financing.
  • Does Honest1 use other brand products in their centers?
    Yes. We have partnerships with many national auto parts suppliers, and offer a selection of leading brands, in addition to Honest1 products, for our customers to choose from.
  • Can I send managers or other employees to the training program?
    Yes. H-1's training schools are a great resource for educating and training valuable employees that will be critical to your success. Our classroom training is always free. The only cost to you is travel and lodging.
  • Can I speak to a current franchise owner to get their insight?
    Absolutely. Once you have been qualified and we've completed the first few steps together, we'll give you access to franchise owners who will be happy to answer your questions.