Who’s driving the automotive franchise industry?

By Nick Hall | 26 Oct 2018 View comments

For Australian car enthusiasts, the automotive industry presents an ever-growing business opportunity.

While the closure of certain manufacturing businesses has been widely documented, the increase in international automotive trading has opened the floodgates for specialist retailers and service providers within the space.

As the industry evolves and new technology enters the sector, the improved ability to integrate new market innovations provides business-owners with a strong foundation for success.

Inside Franchise Business takes a look at three franchise brands who know their way around a car.


With over 45 years of business experience, Tint-a-Car has become synonymous with quality workmanship and positive customer service.

While the brand has always focused attention on automotive tinting, a key benefit of becoming a franchisee with Tint-a-Car is the residential and commercial applications that accompany.

Franchisees with Tint-a-Car enjoy a no royalty model, full support from an experienced franchise manager, an online workshop management system, support from the in-house marketing team and access to the brand’s diverse catalogue of products.

With a national franchise program available, Tint-a-Car is actively seeking franchise partners across the country.


U.S. founded franchise, LINE-X Protective Coatings is a world-first developer of spray-on corrosion resistant coatings, best used with automotive, commercial and industrial applications.

The brand has grown to more than 500 locations across 46 countries, arriving in Australia earlier this year.

LINE-X franchisees receive on-going support from the national manager, the backing of an experienced franchisor and access to the brand’s extensive list of high quality products.

If you are a hardworking and ambitious entrepreneur with a passion for 4×4 accessories, consider a franchise future with LINE-X.

Superfinish Express

Australian business Superfinish Express is an award-winning mobile automotive franchise that provides permanent on-site repairs to car paint work, plastics, alloys, bumpers and interiors.

The family operated business provides full-training and on-going network support, so no industry experience is necessary.

Franchisees also enjoy an exclusive territory arrangement, no weekend work, low investment and business overheads and a centralised administrative support program.

The business services trade customers only, providing a structured and stable platform for franchise partners to develop their business.

Industry future

The introduction of electric cars and the rise of 3D printing will certainly disrupt operations within the automotive industry, however businesses involved in retail and wholesale stand to benefit greatly.

Growth within these spaces is predicted to continue, with the Motor Trades Association of Australia suggesting low interest rates and government incentives have already impacted positively.

As long as there are cars on the road, the automotive industry will represent a valuable addition to the Australian franchise sector.