CARSTAR is Ready to Grow with Your Business and YOU.

Many independent owners have taken the leap and experienced the value of joining the CARSTAR network. Here are the 9 steps to the ultimate power partnership with CARSTAR.

Pre-Conversion Steps

1. Meet Your Franchise Development Director & Get Questions Answered

Your journey begins by discussing this game-changing opportunity with our dedicated Franchise Development Director who will guide you through this process from the beginning.

Collin Welsh

Franchise Development Director

2. Determine if Your Business & CARSTAR are a Match

Through a series of calls, we will see if your business and CARSTAR are a match. Once that is determined, we’ll set up an on-site visit. Your Franchise Development Director will come to your shop and let you know what needs to be done to get your shop ready for a CARSTAR partnership.

3. Receive & Review the Franchise Disclosure Document

Now it’s time to review the Franchise Disclosure Document, which details all the information you need to know about CARSTAR. Your Franchise Development Director will help you review the document and answer any questions you may have. At this point, you will also have the opportunity to speak with other Franchise Partners to hear what owning a CARSTAR is like from their point of view.

4. Meet Our Dedicated Corporate Team

Next up is Discovery Day. This is the time to ask any outstanding questions and to become more comfortable with the decision to partner with CARSTAR. At Discovery Day, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with the CARSTAR leadership team and hear directly from experts in education, marketing, operations, insurance and more.


At this point, you will be offered a CARSTAR partnership through a franchise agreement. Once you sign the agreement your partnership is official. Welcome to the family!

Post-Conversion Steps

6. Review Next Steps With Your AMO

You’ll have a kick-off call with your AMO and the CARSTAR team to review next steps. By the time this call is over, you will have a timeline determined for your store’s conversion.

7. CARSTAR Visits Your Shop

CARSTAR heads to your shop and lays out a plan to help with your store’s branding, training, systems and processes. They are there to support and are ready to help make each and every transition run as smoothly as possible.   

8. We Announce Our Partnership With Your Shop

Your partnership will be announced with a press release to let the world know that your partnership with CARSTAR is on!

9. It's Grand Re-opening Time!

Show off your new look to your customers and accelerate with new revenue streams that come through the CARSTAR network.

Ready to Partner with CARSTAR?
Here are the Numbers

We’re looking to partner with auto body business owners who are passionate about their shop and want to see it grow. Nothing gets our engines revving more than helping independent business owners thrive and grow.

If your auto body business meets this profile below, it’s about time we started talking:

Current gross revenue of $750K+

Liquidity of $30K+

While not a necessity, the following are preferred:

  • Electronic Measuring System
  • Resistant Spot Welder
  • I-CAR Certification or willingness to become certified
  • Downdraft paint booth

Here are the initial investment numbers:

Franchise Fee:


Depending on your location set-up, additional upgrades may be necessary to support insurer’s requirements.