6 Auto Parts Shop Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start An Auto Parts Shop

If you want to start a retail business in the automobile industry, consider an auto parts business.

The auto parts business is one of the most successful businesses in the world. There are many Auto Parts Businesses in the United States, Canada, and the UK, where most are part-time.

Listed are the steps on how to start an auto parts shop business.

  • Pick a location
  • Do your market research
  • Secure all permits and licenses
  • Open a bank account for business transactions

Here are some real life success stories of starting a auto parts shop:

1. Adrenaline Offroad ($540K/year)

Mitchel Matthews, the 22-year-old entrepreneur behind Adrenaline Offroad, was inspired by his love for trucks and off-roading. After building up his own truck and gaining a following on YouTube, he saw an opportunity to start selling aftermarket vehicle accessories to his passionate audience. By using his own money and profits from the business, he was able to start and grow Adrenaline Offroad into a successful eCommerce store, now making 5 times the amount of money he used to make per month.

How much they make: $540K/year
Current team size: 3


How I Started A $12K/Month Aftermarket Vehicle Accessories

This case study follows an inspiring 22-year-old entrepreneur who started an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories, making 5x the amount of money he used to make per month, and generated over $90,000 in sales last year.

Mitchel started Adrenaline Offroad over 6 years ago
Mitchel grew the business to $45K/month
Read by 18,175 founders

2. Scrubblade Inc. ($3.9M/year)

Billy Westbrook, the founder of Scrubblade, came up with the idea for his business when a bug hit his windshield and he couldn't remove the smear with regular wiper blades. He sketched out the design for Scrubblade the next morning and eventually got a prototype made. Through personal connections and networking, he secured an investor and launched the business, focusing on the HD trucking industry. Scrubblade is now the #1 blade sold at retail in that industry.

How much they make: $3.9M/year
How much did it cost to start: $75K
Current team size: 6


How I Invented A Better Windshield Wiper And A $2M/Year Business

Scrubbleblade is a windshield wiper company that sells #1 in the H.D. trucking industry and was awarded wiper blade of the year by Frost & Sullivan in 2018; they focus on a specific target customer while offering subscriptions and utilizing social media.

Billy started Scrubblade Inc. about 17 years ago
Billy grew the business to $325K/month
It cost Billy $75000 to start the business
Read by 14,726 founders

Learn more about starting an auto parts shop:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an auto parts shop?
-> Pros and cons of an auto parts shop

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established auto parts shop

Other resources

-> Profitability of an auto parts shop
-> Auto parts shop tips

3. TAB Performance ($7.2M/year)

Justin Pflanz and his brother Casey started TAB Performance after recognizing a demand for louder motorcycle exhaust systems. Their best-selling product, the Zombie baffle, was created in response to customers asking for louder options. Since then, their annual sales have been doubling, reaching an impressive $4.8 million.

How much they make: $7.2M/year
Current team size: 9


How Two Brothers Started A $4.8M/Year Motorcycle Parts Manufacturer

TAB Performance doubles annual sales with introduction of Zombie baffle, from manufacturing Harley-Davidson motorcycle exhausts, with founders attributing growth to constant evolution and listening to customers.

Justin started TAB Performance over 20 years ago
Justin grew the business to $600K/month
Read by 11,718 founders

4. Overlander ($1.92M/year)

How much they make: $1.92M/year
Current team size:


0 To 1 Million In 6 Months Selling Overlanding Gear With Andrew Youderian

Overlander, a newly launched niche online retailer for truck parts and accessories, generated almost a million dollars in just six months and set an ambitious goal to become the go-to source for high-quality equipment within five months, using video content to their advantage.

Andrew grew the business to $160K/month
Read by 640 founders