Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey Franchising is an automotive franchise that specializes in oil changes, fluid maintenance, brakes and light mechanical repair services. We have been franchising for over 40 years and have locations in 40 states and 5 countries.

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Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Grease Monkey® provides preventive maintenance and light mechanical repair services that help customers meet vehicle manufacturers' recommendations and warranty requirements. Our Less Hassle, More Hustle service approach educates customers so they can make informed decisions about maintaining their vehicles in a comfortable, no-pressure setting.

Company Details

Established: 1978
First Unit Franchised: 1978
Franchised Units: 254
Company Owned Units: 256
Available in all 50 states and U.S. territories
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Grease Monkey

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: No
Our emphasis on training is an important distinction, and a big part of our brand identity. Grease Monkey offers intensive startup training to new franchisees, including one week of instructor-led classroom training, and one week of in-center training for the entire crew prior to opening. We promote continuous learning and offer numerous training opportunities for franchisees and their employees throughout the year. We're especially proud of our online university, with more than 250 training courses covering topics like safety, automotive technical, ASE certification prep, customer service and relationships, management, and more.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Grease Monkey Franchise.

What does a Grease Monkey Franchise Cost?

Grease Monkey franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $250,000
Total Investment: $245,816-$761,952
Minimum Net Worth: $450,000
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Royalty: 6%
Ad: .5% national materials fund - 4% local advertising
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 8-10
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes (see Owner's Daily Activities Section)
Home-Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran + First Responder Discount: Yes, their franchise fee is $29,900

Is Grease Monkey a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Grease Monkey 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 Grease Monkey a Home Based franchise?

No. Grease Monkey is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Grease Monkey Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Grease Monkey a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Grease Monkey is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Grease Monkey Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Grease Monkey franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Grease Monkey Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Grease Monkey franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Grease Monkey Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Grease Monkey franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Grease Monkey Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Grease Monkey franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Grease Monkey's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Automotive, Car Wash, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Grease Monkey Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Grease Monkey franchises for sale. We may have Grease Monkey 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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