52 Best Automotive & Car Related Business Ideas You Can Start Today (2020)

Do you have a passion for automobiles? Are you looking to turn that passion into your own business?

In 2018, the U.S. automotive industry contributed 2.7% to U.S. GDP, which puts the market size at $545B.

From car dealerships to car repair businesses to aftermarket parts online stores, we put together 50+ car and auto business ideas that you can start today.

Here's the list:

1. Start a taxi cab company

Examples of a successful taxi cab company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a taxi cab company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

For some real world inspiration, check out Albert Williams's story on creating Best Deal Car Service:

My name is Albert Williams. I am the President and CEO of The Best Deal Group of Companies. located in the Boogie Down Bronx. Best Deal is a transportation company, who specializes in local community transportation, Corporate Transportation as well as Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

Below is a picture of our cars gathered to pick up 30+ passengers for one of corporate accounts

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Albert Williams, on starting Best Deal Car Service ($250,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start an intra state bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful intra state bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a intra state bus shuttle service:

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3. Start a cross country bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful cross country bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cross country bus shuttle service:

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4. Start a courier service business

Examples of a successful courier service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a courier service business:

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5. Start a tow truck business

Examples of a successful tow truck business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tow truck business:

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6. Start a shipping company

Examples of a successful shipping company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a shipping company:

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7. Start a charter bus service

Examples of a successful charter bus service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a charter bus service:

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8. Start a freight forwarding business

Examples of a successful freight forwarding business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freight forwarding business:

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9. Start an inter state bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful inter state bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a inter state bus shuttle service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a trucking / haulage business

Examples of a successful trucking / haulage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a trucking / haulage business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a moving company

Examples of a successful moving company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a moving company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

For some real world inspiration, check out Max Maher's story on creating Skinny Wimp Moving:

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

Photo of me at 19 in my first moving truck.

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Max Maher, on starting Skinny Wimp Moving ($115,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a delivery service

Examples of a successful delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a delivery service:

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13. Start a limo service

Examples of a successful limo service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a limo service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start an airport bus shuttle services

Examples of a successful airport bus shuttle services:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airport bus shuttle services:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a waste management business

Examples of a successful waste management business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a waste management business:

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16. Start a food truck

Examples of a successful food truck:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food truck:

For further info, check out these books and products:

For some real world inspiration, check out Jeffrey Mora's story on creating Food Fleet:

I started my career at the world-famous Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles Apprenticing under Certified Master Chef Raimund Hofmeister.

We also provide design and build services as well as food manufacturing and consulting for a number of large scale companies.

Food Fleet’s growth Year after year has been at an at over 30 %. From 2017-2018 we had an unprecedented 160% growth spurt. With a team of 6, including my partner and I, we managed over 20 million in sales for our clients. As an example. We took over a convention center 3 years ago managing their food truck business. For their largest event of the year, we were up 53% over the previous year. I honestly would have to equate some of that success to the under-reporting of sales by the previous operator. But the following year we were up 19% from that figure and again close to that this year. That is due in large part to our understanding of transaction times, menu mix, the equipment in each truck or pop up and other factors.

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Jeffrey Mora, on starting Food Fleet ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a school bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful school bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a school bus shuttle service:

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18. Start a campus bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful campus bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a campus bus shuttle service:

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19. Start a welding business

Examples of a successful welding business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a welding business:

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20. Start a driving school

Examples of a successful driving school:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a driving school:

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21. Start an auto detailing business

Examples of a successful auto detailing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto detailing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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22. Start an auto repair business

Examples of a successful auto repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start a car rental business

Examples of a successful car rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start a jet ski rental business

Examples of a successful jet ski rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a jet ski rental business:

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25. Start a car wash

Examples of a successful car wash:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car wash:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Start a self service car wash

Examples of a successful self service car wash:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self service car wash:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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27. Start an upholstery business

Examples of a successful upholstery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a upholstery business:

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28. Start an auto paint shop

Examples of a successful auto paint shop:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto paint shop:

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29. Start an auto electrical repair business

Examples of a successful auto electrical repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto electrical repair business:

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30. Start a car tracker installation business

Examples of a successful car tracker installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car tracker installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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31. Start an auto insurance company

Examples of a successful auto insurance company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto insurance company:

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32. Start an ac repair business

Examples of a successful ac repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ac repair business:

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33. Start a headlight restoration business

Examples of a successful headlight restoration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a headlight restoration business:

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34. Start an auto locksmith business

Examples of a successful auto locksmith business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto locksmith business:

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35. Start a mobile mechanic service

Examples of a successful mobile mechanic service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile mechanic service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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36. Start a car advertising business

Examples of a successful car advertising business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car advertising business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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37. Start a vehicle licensing brokerage service

Examples of a successful vehicle licensing brokerage service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vehicle licensing brokerage service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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38. Start an aftermarket car parts business

Examples of a successful aftermarket car parts business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aftermarket car parts business:

For some real world inspiration, check out Mitchel Matthews's story on creating Adrenaline Offroad:

Hey everyone! My name is Mitchel Matthews and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I am the owner/founder of Adrenaline Offroad which is an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories! We mainly focus our expertise in the realm of automotive LED lighting accessories. Our products are built for a person who will endure hardcore offroading situations with their vehicle all the way to people who attend multiple shows per month in their show trucks! Some of our most popular products being our RGB+W underglow/rock light & LED wheel ring lights. In just over a year of quitting my job to pursue my passion for truck mods full time, I am so beyond proud & excited to be making 5x the amount of money that I used to make per month!

Hey everyone! My name is Mitchel Matthews and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I am the owner/founder of Adrenaline Offroad which is an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories! We mainly focus our expertise in the realm of automotive LED lighting accessories. Our products are built for a person who will endure hardcore offroading situations with their vehicle all the way to people who attend multiple shows per month in their show trucks! Some of our most popular products being our RGB+W underglow/rock light & LED wheel ring lights. In just over a year of quitting my job to pursue my passion for truck mods full time, I am so beyond proud & excited to be making 5x the amount of money that I used to make per month!

Pictured above is our most popular bundle kit called “The UFO GLOW Bundle Kit”

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Mitchel Matthews, on starting Adrenaline Offroad ($12,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start an online car sale business

Examples of a successful online car sale business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online car sale business:

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40. Start a gas station

Examples of a successful gas station:

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41. Start an auto interior shop

Examples of a successful auto interior shop:

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42. Start an auto electronics shop

Examples of a successful auto electronics shop:

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43. Start a diesel supplier

Examples of a successful diesel supplier:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a diesel supplier:

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44. Start a car battery shop

Examples of a successful car battery shop:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car battery shop:

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45. Start a private jet charter business

Examples of a successful private jet charter business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a private jet charter business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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46. Start an airline

Examples of a successful airline:

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47. Start a helicopter transportation service

Examples of a successful helicopter transportation service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a helicopter transportation service:

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48. Start an aviation cleaning service

Examples of a successful aviation cleaning service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aviation cleaning service:

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49. Start an aviation fuel supplier

Examples of a successful aviation fuel supplier:

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50. Start an aviation catering service

Examples of a successful aviation catering service:

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51. Start an aviation maintenance and repair business

Examples of a successful aviation maintenance and repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aviation maintenance and repair business:

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52. Start a drone repair business

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