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Be Your
Own Boss

When you're a Snap-on Tools franchise business owner, every day is what you make it. We just give you the tools to make it great! You will be your own boss and have a new level of freedom. You will take control of your schedule and your future. You will have the iconic Snap-on name on the side of your very own mobile store and carry on the Snap-on legacy every day as you serve customers with pride.


The Benefits of

You may know Snap-on as the leader in the tool industry. What you may not know is that Snap-on is also a great franchise business opportunity.

What is a
Snap-on Franchise?

At its core, a franchise is an agreement between two parties that gives the franchisee the rights to market a product or service using the name of the franchisor. A Snap-on Tools franchise business is a mobile tool store you own, selling and servicing the #1 tool brand in the world directly to professionals on a protected list of calls. It's a proven business model we've honed for a 100 years. You literally drive your mobile store directly to the customer's shop where they purchase tools in order to perform their work. The customer enjoys the ultimate convenience in service and sales delivered by you directly from your "showroom on wheels!"

Why should you own a
Snap-on Franchise Business?

Our system includes financing for qualified franchisees, exceptional initial training, on-going training opportunities and initial inventory incentives for veterans. Along with these benefits, our franchisees appreciate the freedom and pride that comes with owning their own Snap-on Tools franchise business. 

Fred Villarreal, an owner of a Snap-on Tools franchise business in Texas, talks about the his favorite part of being his own boss:

You have a lot of fun during the day. It’s not a boring job going in at 8 coming out at 5, being inside the office. Personally, I’m someone that likes to be outside, Villarreal says. I really do recommend it to everyone else. 

George Hamilton, an owner of a Snap-on Tools franchise business in Illinois, considers Snap-on Tools an American legacy and worldwide icon:

One of the big reasons I wanted to go with Snap-on Tools was that they were still an American-made company. That was important to me along with the fact that they make really good tools.

With Snap-on, you are in control of your franchise business, setting your own schedule and managing your customer relationships independently. However you are never alone. Although you are making all of the day-to-day business decisions, advice from Snap-on's Franchise Performance Team is always as close as your phone. You will receive continued support and training opportunities throughout your journey as a franchisee.



Owning a franchise is a great way to take control of your future, but only one franchise can be the best. At Snap-on, we are proud to sell the tools most preferred by automotive technicians, but we are also proud of our investment in our franchisees. Take a look at how the Snap-on opportunity compares to other franchises.

  Snap-on Matco Mac
Number of franchisees 4,531 1,808 1,122
Entrepreneur Top Tool Franchises #1 ranking1 Yes No No
Entrepreneur Ranking of Top Franchise for Veterans2 #1 #4 #5
Franchise Business Review, Franchise Satisfaction Hall of Fame3 Yes No No
Hours of Initial Classroom Training4, 5, 6 85 50 - 85 44 - 100
Hours of Initial On-Store Training4, 5, 6 135 80 120-140


1. Entrepreneur - January - February 2021 Franchise 500
4. Snap-on Tools Company, LLC, Franchise Disclosure Document effective February 12, 2021
5. Matco Tools Corporation, Franchise Disclosure Document effective March 6, 2020
6. Stanley Industrial & Automotive, LLC through its Mac Division, Franchise Disclosure Document effective February 21, 2020


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Is owning a Snap-on Franchise right for you? Take our quiz to find out.


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