AAMCO Franchise vs. Mr. Transmission: How They Compare

AAMCO Franchise vs. Mr. Transmission: How They Compare
Considering an investment in an AAMCO franchise? Let's examine how it stacks up against Mr. Transmission to help you pinpoint the most promising opportunity for your future.


The U.S. aftermarket auto industry notched $205.81 billion in 2022, according to Grandview Market Research. It’s known for its resilience, often performing well even during economic downturns. People will always need car repairs, and with the average vehicle age rising, demand for repairs is strong. By choosing a franchise in the aftermarket auto industry, you're tapping into a steady stream of potential business. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% over the next seven years.


To help you decide between AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care and Mr. Transmission, let’s start with a side-by-side comparison.





Mr. Transmission*

Initial Franchise Fee



Initial Investment

$234,800 - $353,200

$207,425 - $264,685

Net Worth



Cash Requirement


$65,000 - $90,000

* Source: Company websites and FDDs

AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care

AAMCO’s opened its first transmission shop in 1957 and has built a reputation of trust and service. As an AAMCO franchise owner, you’ll benefit from a proven business model and the support of AAMCO University, which provides the training and the knowledge you need to set you up for success.


Owning an AAMCO can be lucrative, especially with the brand's niche in transmission repair — a specialty service that can command premium pricing — and full-service car maintenance services. However, the AAMCO franchise cost can be steep, and there are nearly 600 locations across the U.S., which may make it difficult to find a convenient territory for expansion.


Mr. Transmission: Co-Branding Leader

Now, let's shift gears to Mr. Transmission. As part of the Moran Family of Brands, Mr. Transmission benefits from a diverse service offering and trusted brands. While Mr. Transmission is a transmission franchise, Moran offers co-branding with our Milex Complete Auto Care brand to cater to a wider range of automotive repair needs, from routine maintenance to complex repairs, increasing your market reach.


“We added Milex Complete Auto Care to our existing Mr. Transmission business in 2010, and it has been nothing but positive for us. We had to invest money for the equipment, but I have no regrets,” said Susan Trumble, a franchise owner in Florence, Kentucky. “We have recouped the investment in the time that I thought it would take, and I am pleased with the return. We felt adding Milex was necessary to compete and to grow our customer base. We became even more profitable by doing that.”


Our support structure is robust, offering you resources and guidance from day one. You'll find that the initial investment might be more accessible, and the operational flexibility allows you to adapt to market demands swiftly. We also have a smaller footprint with 115 Milex and Mr. Transmission outlets, and territory availability in many major U.S. markets.


When you weigh the pros and cons, Mr. Transmission emerges as a strong contender. Our commitment to comprehensive automotive care through co-branding offers a competitive edge. Our vision aligns with the future of the automotive industry, embracing technology and trends that shape consumer expectations.

Choosing Mr. Transmission means you're not just investing in a single brand — you're becoming part of a family of brands that support each other. You can maximize your business potential and offer a one-stop shop experience to your customers.


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They consistently follow our company’s vision and mission, and fulfill their responsibilities in that role.


People who are polite and well-mannered toward their customers and employees, who go out of their way to make sure others are being treated well.


They uphold the highest standards in ethics and authority, ensuring that the customer’s interests come before their own.


These individuals always look to the future, seeking out ways to improve both themselves and the franchise they run.


Both franchisees and Staff actively participating in the mission and vision of our company.

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