Ziebart Franchise Review

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Ziebart is analyzed based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Information

Ziebart is the worldwide leader in detailing, films and structural protections services, providing complete car care solutions to customers via a worldwide network of approximately 400 franchise locations, with 950 Ziebart Service Centers in 33 countries.

What is the upfront requirements to own a Ziebart franchise?

Ziebart has an initial franchise fee of up to $36,000, with a overall initial investment range of $297,800 to $469,700.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $36,000
  • Total Investment: $297,800 to $469,700
  • Working Capital: $50,000 to $100,000
  • Royalty Fee: 8.0%

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How much can I earn by owning a Ziebart franchise?

As with any new business, there should be a strong ROI and net profit potential. The specific franchise owner's income and the profits from a Ziebart franchise opportunity depends on a variety of factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits generated from a Ziebart franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. This is called a financial performance representation. This is not required within a franchisor's disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchisors in our database will disclose financial performance data within Item 19 of their FDD. Some franchisors may provide limited information such as average gross revenues. This type of information is not always helpful to assess profits for you directly. So review average sales data with caution. As expected, usually profits and owner's salary are correspond to the overall size of the initial investment. The larger the initial investment, the higher profits you could expect to see

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How many franchise outlets does Ziebart franchise have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 80 franchised Ziebart locations throughout the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Ziebart franchise opportunities in my area?

Based on 2020 FDD research, Ziebart has franchise locations in 39 states. There may be no locations in several states as each franchise plans their growth strategy differently.


Based on our research this franchise opportunity is expanding into new cities and might be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you should be thinking about what is a good location for my business. Anlayze the potential customer base to confirm that the area you are looking at has a need or want for this business. Even the most popular franchises have cities that they are not successful in. The reasons why a specific franchised location can fail are plentiful. You should analyze not only the franchised business itself, but map out areas where you believe the business has a greater chance to succeed.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Sector: Automotive

Category: Appearance Care

Ziebart Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$297,800 - $469,700
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this brand provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 332 hours. This includes 104 hours of classroom training, 228 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 228
Classroom 104
Total 332

Does this brand offer Territory Protections?

Ziebart offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for more details.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes, Ziebart offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

When did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 1962. The average Appearance Care franchise began franchising in 1993.

Do they offer lending support?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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