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Joe Marconi

Do You Fear Franchise Stores?

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The only major franchise stores in my area are Sears and 2 Valvoline quick lubes. We do have an independent Goodyear store and another Tire Store, Mavis Discount Tire. There are many independent shops, and they all seem to do ok. For my area, the franchise stores do not appear to be a threat.


I do know that this is not the case around the country, where many shops are located with minutes of a Pep Boys, multiple quick lubes, major tire stores, AutoZone, etc. How do you compete with this, or do you need to?

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