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CARtime Service and Repair Center Franchise For Sale
Automotive From: R810 000 to: R1 445 000

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CARtime is a homegrown South African brand, comprising a network of top-tier independent motor vehicle service centres. With a legacy spanning over 25 years and a presence of over 40 branches nationwide, we stand as a testament to quality and reliability. Our franchisees receive unparalleled support, complemented by the most competivetly priced monthly fees in the industry.

Finance Details

  • Minimum Total Investment: R810 000
  • Maximum Total Investment: R1 445 000
  • Initial Fee: R115 000
  • Set-up Cost: R880 000
  • Deposit: 80% of total amount
  • Set-up: 6 weeks
  • Training: 3 weeks
  • Working Capital: R350 000 – R450 000
  • Total Investment: R1 445 000
  • Royalty Fee: Fixed MSF
  • Marketing Fee: Fixed MSF

What Do You Get For Your Investment

The CARtime franchise system offers a complete turnkey operation, ready for immediate trading once you and your staff have completed the necessary training. Our workshops are meticulously set up to meet stringent standards, ensuring a 5-star RMI and MIWA rating for each facility.

  • Initiating fee of R115 000 including VAT.
  • Franchise location and feasibility
  • Lease negotiation
  • Project management fee
  • Internal building construction
  • All operational equipment
  • Shop-fitting
  • Full automated workshop management  system and financial software
  • External & internal signage
  • Dedicated SoMe channels and support
  • Staff recruitment and training

The Ideal Franchisee

  • Skills: all round business acumen, financial management skills, leadership skills, problem-solving skills, people skills.
  • Personality traits: strong work ethic, resilience, confidence

Training and Support

Initial Training and Support

The new franchisee and staff participate in an intensive training program, which includes practical and theoretical. The course content is tailored to fully prepare participants for the successful operation of their new business.

The course covers:

  • Method of business operation and system implementation
  • Customer care and relations
  • Key financial controls
  • Opening day assistance from franchisor
  • How to market my business
  • Software training
  • Courses run for a period of three weeks and are a combination of both practical and lectures.

The franchisee is responsible for ensuring that all staff are fully trained before working in any store. Upon completing the training course, the franchisee receives a comprehensive operator’s manual, hosted online, which is regualry updated and compliant with local laws.

Ongoing Training and Support

CARtime holds regular refresher courses, updates and training for new franchise staff at no addditional cost to the franchisee.

In addition, CARtime provides a comprehensive marketing and advertising program, along with a customer support process for handling customer queries.

To ensure long term success, CARtime engages in partnerships that benefit the entire group.


Franchise Details

Introducing CARtime, a premier group of independent motor vehicle service centres offering prospective entrepreneurs a comprehensive turnkey solution. Our network provides access to established supplier relationships, customer bases, and essential business services.

Since our inception on April 1st, 1999, wiht the opening of our flagship CARtime car service and repair centre in Midrand, Gauteng, we’ve expanded into a nationwide network of aftermarket car service and repair facilities spanning 25 years.

CARtime services centres boast modern, well-equiped workshops featuring cutting-edge motor vehicle diagnostic equipment catering to all types of vehicles. Our facilities provide access to the latest industry data, ensuring top-notch service delivery.

Staffed by competent, friendly, and dedicated professionals, our service centres offer customers a welcoming atmosphere designed for comfort and professionalism. Our priority is to instill a sense of security and peace of mind, meeting and exceeding expectations for high-quality vehicle service.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Established brand with a proven track record
  • Dynamic and innovative management team
  • Utilization state of the art technology
  • Commitment to integrity in all aspects
  • Innovative marketing strategies
  • Dedicated  and well-trained staff
  • Offering value-added services
  • Comprehensive training, both in-classroom and on-site
  • Customer-centric approach supported by franchise operations
  • Prioritisation of customer satisfaction
  • Open on Saturdays for added convenience
  • All work comes with a full guarantee

We are proud to offer the most cost-effective monthly fees in the industry, ensuring accessibility without compromising on quality.

CARtime is accredited by the following organisations:

  • FASA (Franchise Association of South Africa)
  • MIWA (Motor Industry Workers Association)
  • RMI (Retail Motor Industry)
  • Right2Repair and
  • MIO (Motor Industry Ombudsman)


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Finance Details

  • Initial fee
    115 000
  • Set-up cost
    880 000
  • Deposit

    of total amount

  • Working capital
    350 000 - 450 000
  • Total Investment
    1 345 000


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