Torrance, California – June 27, 2019 – Bolstered by the addition of new locations in the Northeast, including two in Maryland, and a multi-unit tire dealer in Arizona, The Hybrid Shop has seen a surge in new franchisees over the past three months.
THS offers franchising opportunities for repair shops and tire and service dealers in markets that are saturated with hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as shops in smaller markets where there is a clear need for the service, but not a high concentration of these types of vehicles. With a growing number of hybrids coming out of the manufacturer warranty period, and a growing number of manufacturers adding more hybrid and electric vehicles to their line-ups, THS expects this rapid growth to continue.
Through partnership and training with THS, independent repair shops and tire and service dealers can fully service hybrid and electric vehicles and provide consumers with high-quality replacement batteries at a fraction of the cost of going to the car dealership. In addition to a new segment of loyal, satisfied customers coming into their business, shop owners also enjoy benefits of THS’ franchise program, including:
- Higher profits and Average Repair Orders (ARO) resulting from the new revenue stream created by hybrid and electric business;
- Greater employee satisfaction as a result of advanced training programs and the exciting new challenges encountered when working on hybrid and electric vehicles; and
- Increased car count and greater visibility as part of a national network of hybrid repair specialists backed by expert marketing and advertising support.
- THS’ exclusive technology includes a battery manufacturing process that is carried out in their Torrance, CA facility, and proprietary diagnostic tools focused solely on systems unique to hybrid and electric vehicles.
“It’s exciting to watch the network grow, especially in the Tire and Service segment”, said Carey Mellor, Vice President of Sales. “Dealers focusing mainly on repairs have realized that the HEV/EV segment has been growing and profitable. In the Tire and Service segment dealers are looking to differentiate themselves from tough competition from the large regional players and big-box retailers. Adding the HEV/EV focus to their business model provides an avenue to separate their businesses and standout.”