Big O Tires

In 2019, Big O Tires was ranked #1 in Category by Entrepreneur. Big O Tires continues to expand into new markets. Big O Tires is owned by Michelin & Sumitomo.

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Big O Tires Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


In 2019, Big O Tires was ranked #1 in Category by Entrepreneur. Big O Tires continues to expand into new markets. Big O Tires is owned by Michelin & Sumitomo.

Big O's founding fathers were a handful of progressive independent tire dealers who decided to band together to form a tire-buying cooperative so that they could secure volume pricing and keep their customers happy. Their concept worked. In the years that followed, the Big O Tires co-op evolved into a full-fledged franchise as it continued to find innovative ways to harness the power of the collective to benefit independent dealerships and their customers.

As a new franchise owner, you'll go through our New Franchise Orientation (NFO), a primer designed to help you understand what makes Big O Tires one of the leading tire franchises in North America. More importantly, you will be guided through our experience-focused culture, learning to create outstanding customer interactions each and every time. You will also receive access to our online training site, TBC University, which boasts over 400 cataloged courses.

Company Details

Established: 1962
First Unit Franchised: 1962
Franchised Units: 470+
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Minnesota - MN, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Big O Tires

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes

Training and support program details:

2 Weeks in Classroom
2 Weeks in Store
Cost for Training: $7,800
Lodging included: YES

Site Selection Assistance: YES
Lease Negotiation Assistance: YES

Mentor following training: YES
Length of mentoring Franchisee: 12 Weeks

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Big O Tires Franchise.

What does a Big O Tires Franchise Cost?

Big O Tires franchise fees for 2023:

Liquidity to Qualify: $100,000
Total Investment: $311,000-$1,138,300
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $17,500
Royalty: 5%
Ad: 5%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 10
Visa Candidates: No
Semi-Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: YES! Proudly offering a 100% discount off our initial franchise fee! (Taking it to $0)

Is Big O Tires a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Big O Tires is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Big O Tires a Home Based franchise?

No. Big O Tires is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Big O Tires Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Big O Tires franchisees make. Big O Tires offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Big O Tires a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Big O Tires is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Big O Tires Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Big O Tires franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Big O Tires Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Big O Tires franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Big O Tires Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Big O Tires franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Big O Tires Looking for International franchisees?

No. Big O Tires franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Big O Tires's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Automotive, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Big O Tires Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Big O Tires franchises for sale. We may have Big O Tires franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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