Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to have automotive experience or be an experienced mechanic to become an Honest-1 franchise owner?

No. Honest-1 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.
Honest-1 has been providing exceptional auto maintenance services since 2003. Currently, there are over 70 stores open and operating.
Estimated start-up costs range from $223,150 – $867,650.
The franchise fee is $45,000.
Yes. The current Royalty Fee is 6% of gross sales, and the current national Advertising Fee is 1%.
Those interested in owning a unit franchise must have a minimum net worth of $700,000, with $200,000 being liquid.
The timing varies, but in general it takes about 6-18 months from the time you execute your franchise agreement.
Honest-1 does not finance. However, we are an SBA Pre-Approved franchise and can recommend a number of qualified SBA lenders that will provide financing. Honest-1 will help you develop the business plan and package that you'll need to get financing.
Yes. We have partnerships with many national auto parts suppliers, and offer a selection of leading brands, in addition to Honest-1 products, for our customers to choose from.
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.
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.