Evaluating various franchises can be a long process, at least when you do it right. However, the first step is deciding on the business area that you want to focus on. It is this writer’s opinion that you should give strong consideration to automotive franchise opportunities. There are many good reasons for this.

Automotive products and services are here to stay

When you invest in a franchise, you don’t want to see the product or service slowly disappear from the economy. If you do your homework, you will find that the history of franchises includes innumerable companies that are no longer a part of today’s economy. Many of these products people would not even recognize today. Automotive businesses are not going to disappear because cars are here to stay, and no amount of public transportation is going to change that.

Auto parts and services are recession proof

As people begin to make more money in a good economy, they will trade in their old car and get a newer model. These older models are then bought by people who may not have had a car in the past. This expands the market for both car parts and services because all cars need maintenance and repairs. When the economy slows down and there is a recession, people will postpone their purchase of a new car. Instead, they will use their money to repair and keep their old car in good running condition. This may be bad news for dealerships selling new cars, but all other businesses involving cars will still be doing well.
Although an automotive franchise is an excellent area to focus on, you will still need to figure out what is best for you in the field of cars. There are parts stores that may be a good fit if you like retail businesses. Often the best way to go is with services. This includes car repairs, but there are also many services related to maintenance. Examples of this include brakes, mufflers, tune ups and oil changes.