6 Auto Repair Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start An Auto Repair Business

Many people just love to tinker with, fix and repair cars. This is an all-consuming hobby for some people. They like to take things apart and figure out how things work. The process of fixing and repairing cars is almost therapeutic for them.

An auto repair business is a rewarding way to make extra money or build an entire business.

You can do it in the comforts of your own home, working around your schedule and getting paid handsomely for it. The United States automotive service market is expected to reach $75B by 2026.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a auto repair business:

Learn more about starting an auto repair business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established auto repair business
-> Marketing ideas for an auto repair business
-> Auto repair business Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Auto repair business tips

3. Finish Line Towing & Repair ($4.98M/year)

Johnny Van (from Madison, WI, USA) started Finish Line Towing & Repair almost 6 years ago.

$415K / month
1 founders / 45 employees

Case Study

My name is Johnny Van, I am the President and Owner of Finish Line Towing & Auto Repair. I have always been interested in cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles… you name it. My father was a major contributor to my love for automobiles, he started a towing company when I was a child. He always had about 2 or 3 trucks while working a full-time job also and he did this for around 25 years.

FLT does around $5,000,000 in sales a year between all our services and we are focusing on growing to other markets in Wisconsin and soon Illinois.


4. California BAR Auto Repair

  • Website traffic: 600K/month
  • Business rank: #252

Check out their full website ➜

5. 1A Auto

Let 1A Auto empower you to fix your car & save hundreds. More than quality auto parts! Auto Repair Video library. USA customer support. Fast & Free shipping.

  • Website traffic: 2.85M/month
  • Business rank: #47.1K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Midas : Brakes, Tires, Oil Change, All of Your Auto Repair Needs.

Trust your local Midas store for Total Car Care including, brake repair, oil change, tires mufflers & exhaust and all of your auto repair needs. Schedule an appointment at Midas.com today.

  • Website traffic: 1.41M/month
  • Business rank: #108K

Check out their full website ➜

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