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Asking Price$1,675,000
Revenue$1,540,000 Established1982
Cash Flow$682,500 Employees5 full, 2 part
FF&E$200,000* FranchiseNo
Inventory$20,000* RelocatableNo
Real EstateUndisclosed Home-basedNo
* Included in Asking Price
This is one of the premier independent, full service, automobile repair,  maintenance and performance enhancement businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the 30 years that it has set the standard for car care in its market place, the company has enjoyed an extremely high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty as can be confirmed by an examination of its Yelp reviews. Much of this success is due to the effectiveness of the company's very thorough diagnostic process and the skills of its competent employees. This is a quite profitable, stable, ongoing business. And the business generates enough net cash flow that a manager could be put in place, which could result in an absentee or semi-absentee situation for a new owner.

The business is characterized by a number of attributes that put it at the forefront of its industry in the region and should make it particularly attractive to a new owner:

• A well-established pattern of profitability
• An outstanding reputation for quality, thoroughness and reliability
• A unique competitive position, being the only independent, full-service automobile maintenance, repair and performance enhancement business in its San Francisco Bay Area market region
• A highly loyal, increasing customer base, including several important fleet servicing contract relationships
• Strategic, accessible corner location in a relatively affluent district of a significant metropolitan area
• An immaculate, completely-equipped shop, including high quality, up-to-date technical equipment, 15 bays and 12 lifts
• Highly skilled, trained, long-tenured technical staff
• Highly systemized & efficient operations
• Seasoned relationship with vendors
• Valuable real estate (not part of this offering, but seller will consider a strong offer)

Required Licenses: Business, State

Real Estate Number: 01731143
Competition:There are several shops in this city, but none in close proximity to this one. And, none of them offer the combination of this comprehensive array of services, supported by such a thoroughly trained technical staff and over 30 years’ experience serving vehicle owners in the region. It is not unusual for the company to get referrals from competitors that do not offer a particular service or have expertise in one of the several areas in which this company excels.
Growth Potential:A new owner could increase earnings by: • Opening for business on Saturdays (The owner estimates that this alone could increase revenues by $150,000-$200,000 /yr.) • Staying open to take in customer’s cars until 6:30 pm • Maintaining consistent SEO (search engine optimization) efforts for its website so as to maximize internet exposure • Expanding the use of coupons to attract first time users • Target marketing to the residents who will be moving into the new 400-unit condominium project to be built directly across the street from this shop.
Training/Support:Seller will negotiate a transition period
Seller Financing:Seller will consider some financing for a qualified buyer
Sale Reason:Retirement
Ad #100208
Seller Reference #OAKLACA001-N210
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Phillip Holt
(510) 523-0232
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