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CARSTAR Franchise Opportunities

If you're a shop owner in the collision repair industry today, you know firsthand that there are multiple challenges impacting your business. At CARSTAR, we understand, and we're here to help with a unique blend of corporate resources and a powerful partnership support that helps you build your business in an effective way.

The CARSTAR model is uniquely attractive to independent store owners. You get the resources, support, buying power and management expertise of North America’s largest MSO network but retain the ownership and independence of your stores. It's the winning solution for over 500 existing locations, and continuing to grow across North America. Find out more about how you can become part of something bigger by joining the CARSTAR.

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Want to learn more about how you can be a part of North America's largest MSO network? Want to offer North America's most trusted brand for auto body repair? Contact us to learn why more shops are joining CARSTAR today than ever before.

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The Benefit of CARSTAR Ownership

CARSTAR leverages the purchasing power of Driven Brands to provide tremendous benefits for our CARSTAR store owners. Nearly 50 corporately managed purchasing programs provide our CARSTAR partners on average $25,000 or more in cost savings and rebates. With larger volume stores easily surpassing that amount in rebates. Store owners also benefit from a national fleet program, top vendor partnerships and support from national service providers.


Tom Martin

CARSTAR Owner - Ohio

Listen to Tom Martin as he shares his story of growing up in the industry and how CARSTAR brought him the education he needed to grow. CARSTAR provides a support system that added to his financial success and the growth of his business.


Ownership Options


We offer a full-service operations platform that includes elements of lean processing, quality controls, data analytics and education and training to drive key performance indicators to exceed industry standards. By deploying ADOs (Area Director of Operations) to enhance the workflow processes and business analysis, we assist owners and operators in delivering greater opportunities for process improvement. We continue to evolve in the human resources training arena, by using learning management systems to assist in leadership and management training to allow the store greater opportunities in recruitment processes and management training. Utilizing our EDGE Performance platform we coach, counsel, and consult performance-based modules that create a foundation for effective management of the business. This provides a culture for understanding team building and an education focused environment, while building stronger, efficient operational processes that provide an opportunity to gain greater profitability in your business.

Pre License Steps

  • Speak with a CARSTAR representative to review CARSTAR concept and qualifications
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the CARSTAR business model with your identified Franchise Director
  • Review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
  • Attend Discovery Day to learn more about CARSTAR and meet the executives
  • Receive your Franchise Trade Agreement (FTA) - Welcome to the Family!

Post License Steps

  • Attend a introduction phone call with CARSTAR corporate
  • Work with our in-house Real Estate Team to secure an optimal location
  • Partner with our Financing Manager to assist with funding
  • Get started with the project coordinator who will handle signage, equipment, inventory, training and Grand Opening!


Whether you’re converting your existing body shop or seeking your first, CARSTAR will help you keep the cost of entry at a minimum. As an existing shop owner, the investment includes the cost of the license fee as well as transforming your current location. New to the automotive aftermarket? The initial capital investment is dependent upon your salary expectations; we customize our searches based on your investment goals.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Approximately $1M Gross Revenue
  • 700 Credit Score
  • Paint Booth
  • Estimating System
  • I-CAR certification

Initial Investment - Conversion

Franchise Fee $14,995
Training $0
Marketing $5-10K Facility branding
Total Investment $19,995-$24,995

Insurance Relationships

CARSTAR Makes Business Easy

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts offer shop owners the national insurance relationships that help drive DRPs and build business, all backed by North America's largest auto body repair network. Only CARSTAR provides the Single Point of Contact, Nationwide Repaid Network, Area Directors of Operations, Operational Consulting Platform, industry leading customer Satisfaction, Performance Management and Education and Training that insurance companies require today for national relationships.

CARSTAR offers the industry’s best insurance partnership program. Through an experienced insurance team, CARSTAR delivers more than 100 new DRP opportunities annually. And, the CARSTAR network provides the training and resources to help CARSTAR owners meet insurance carrier performance standards.

Gary Boesel (Owner of CARSTAR Jordan Road & CARSTAR Alpine)

Training & Support

CARSTAR takes pride in providing our franchisees with the best training and corporate support in the industry. Upon purchasing your CARSTAR license, you'll be enrolled in our CARSTAR U Learning Institute. There are also teams in place committed to helping get your CARSTAR location open and running smoothly as well as facilitating your continued success. These teams range from real estate and finance, to project management and operations, all committed to your location's success.

Training and Support

Our Franchise Development Team

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Franchising FAQs

What does CARSTAR look for in auto body repair centers
What makes CARSTAR different from other auto body repair consolidators
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