The Franchise Opportunity

Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is a recognised global brand with over 1,000 licenced and franchised locations worldwide.

The Quick Lane brand was born out of customer research and feedback regarding their needs in an automotive repair centre. It became clear that consumers regard transparency, convenience, confidence and a stress-free environment as their priorities (It is of note that 66% of customers switch companies due to poor customer service – report by Insight squared 2015). Our mission is therefore to provide convenience with confidence by maintaining a transparent and consultative relationship that keeps customers coming back again and again. Customers are now keeping their vehicles for longer, and this offers a brilliant opportunity to launch a customer-focused tyre and auto brand into the UK.

Quick Lane offers 13 maintenance and light repair services with tyres and MOT tests as the catalyst to the repair and/or replacement of key parts around the wheel. Our goal is to provide customers with a trusted place for service that is convenient, transparent and price-competitive by having certified managers and technicians on hand to advise the repair needs in an inviting, no-pressure environment.

Technology is also at the heart of our customer interaction and communication platforms. Quick Lane has a unique, comprehensive and harmonised online consumer experience that differentiates us from our competitors – this includes a dynamic digital online presence. Our Store Management System ensures a streamlined, user-friendly data management process that makes life easier for Franchisees and their Centre Teams.

This a unique opportunity to join our global brand as we embark on a huge expansion plan in the UK.

Why franchise with us

The tyre and autocentre industry is currently on a course of rapid expansion within the UK, as people look to keep their current vehicles longer. This is therefore a unique opportunity to become an Area Development franchisee / investor operating a number of tyre and autocentres within an exclusive territory supported by a truly global brand.

Our unique proven business model is centred on looking after the customer first and foremost by providing convenience with confidence. This is supported by our state-of-the-art technology platform, which will keep the customer informed at all times. For the franchisee it is about building a loyal customer base who will return time and time again, and also recommend Quick Lane to others.

Our technology-driven approach ensures we are ahead of the competition. Our dynamic online experience delivers a seamless customer experience standing us head and shoulders above other “fast fit” operators. 

Our offline customer service philosophy adds to the overall experience for our customers. The strength of the Quick Lane brand lies in the quality of our customer care, and it is the responsibility of the franchisee to uphold Quick Lane’s excellent reputation.

In return, aside from the global buying power on parts and tyres that we have, to maximise your profits we offer a comprehensive package of initial and ongoing training, support, and marketing concepts to build your business from day one.

We understand that it will be our Centre Teams that will build our ongoing relationships with Quick Lane customers.

Quick Lane will help each of its franchisees to develop a popular, profitable business at each of their centres by providing them with the right tools, training, support and access to our products. You will also have access to our property acquisitions team to advise you on identification of the right properties at the right price and locations.

Our franchisee / investor recruitment process ensures that we only select prospective candidates that fulfil our criteria and standards.

Franchise pack

Quick Lane Area Developers give their customers a first-class experience, backed by full training and enthusiastic, morale-boosting support from all our dedicated, experienced team.

We provide our Franchisees with everything they need to promote and deliver Quick Lane’s offering to the highest standards, by way of:

  • A substantial Franchise Package
  • Comprehensive Training
  • Unique Centre Management & CRM System
  • Contemporary Online experience – Website; App; Social Media
  • Business Launch Support
  • Access to the Quick Lane product supply chain
  • On-going business support
  • Use of our well-respected national brand and trading style
  • Quick Lane outlets are located within appropriately-zoned premises in urban centres - Guidance on selecting and securing the appropriate premises and equipping and fit-out will be provided

 

The overall cost of a Quick Lane franchise will vary depending on the size of the premises, location and required fit out of equipment. These associated costs can be discussed at first interview stage.

 

Funding

We have close relationships with all of the leading high street banks and financial institutions who will lend between 50% and 70% of funding requirements subject to personal application criteria. 

Major Banks have special financing sectors where they look upon franchising favourably, with 90% of franchisees reporting profitability and less than 4% of franchise businesses fail for commercial reasons (BFA / NatWest survey 2016)

We can also suggest external support to help you in writing your business plan and if required, support in approaching the banks for funding.

Property requirements / locations

We would look for the following criteria:

  • 320 sq. metres - 500 sq. metres with a minimum 5 metre eaves height
  • A minimum of 10 parking spaces
  • Busy arterial route frontage
  • Retail presence within the vicinity such as supermarkets and / or complimentary retailers / business trade / residential, nearby

We welcome any genuine enquiries.

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