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About Snap-on Franchise

Snap-on grants franchisees a license to operate a franchised mobile store. As a franchisee, you own your own business, selling high quality repair and diagnostic tools and equipment to a protected list of calls. The locations on your list of calls are not assigned to any other Snap-on Tools franchisee, so your route is your responsibility. You are in charge of your franchise, setting your own schedule and managing your customer relationships, and Snap-on offers you the resources and training you need to do your best work.

Why should you choose Snap-on?
We can think of many reasons.

  • Owner operated
  • Transferability of business assets
  • Opportunity to own multiple Snap-on franchise businesses for qualified franchisees
  • Finance programs may be available for you and your customers

Get to know us better, and you'll discover even more reasons why we're the #1 tool brand and the #1 tool franchise in the world.


The Snap-on Franchise Opportunity


Our Proven Business Model

We have been around for a long time, so we know how to grow with the ever evolving tool industry and economy. However, we never stray from our proven business model that has made Snap-on the top tool brand since 1920. It includes:

  • Custom software
  • Sales support
  • Established brand
  • R&D engine
  • Distribution system

Our business model has worked for franchisees since the beginning, it is working for our current 4,600 franchisees around the globe and it could work for you.

Snap-on Could Change Your Life

Becoming a Snap-on franchisee is a big decision, but it offers endless possibilities and potential. Here are some reasons Snap-on could be right for you, right now.

  • We have been named an Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Tool Franchise since 2013.
  • We have a proven business model that is 100 years old.
  • We offer financing programs to qualified through Snap-on Credit.
  • We provide extensive initial training.
  • We offer incentives for honorably discharged veterans.

You don't have to dream about a better future. You can own it.


Your Mobile Store

Step Inside Our Mobile Store and Have a Look Around
With Snap-on, you can sell the highest quality products right off the showroom floor anywhere your store is parked.


Meet Our Franchise Owners

The people who can best describe what it's like to be a Snap-on franchisee are the people who operate their business every day. Hear what these franchisees have to say about their experiences owning their own business and selling the top tool brand.

George Hamilton, an owner of a franchise business in Illinois:

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.

Fred Villarreal, an owner of a franchise business in Texas:

Being bilingual for me brings me a lot of opportunities for shops. You can say 70% from my personal franchise is Spanish-speaking persons. You relay back to them in Spanish and they see the benefits of having Snap-on Tools, what the difference is between a regular wrench and our Snap-on. Just the way you can express it to their terminology.


Our Support System

Although Snap-on franchisees own their own businesses, we provide continuous support and training. We license you to service a list of shops with no competition from other Snap-on Tools franchisees, making it possible for franchisees to learn from each other and share ideas. However, the support does not end there.

Even before you start your journey as a Snap-on franchisee, a Franchise Manager will be available to you to answer all of your questions and walk you through the discovery process.

Once you become a Snap-on franchisee, our support system includes the below Snap-on Franchise Performance Team Members.

Snap-on's Franchise Performance Team members are experts on training the Snap-on Tools program, and their experience can be useful as you launch your business. Part of their job is to ride along and support new franchisees during their first three weeks in business, and they are someone you can call with questions at any point during your time as a franchisee. In addition, to Snap-on's Franchise Performance Team you also have available support from our world class Customer Care Center and our affiliate Snap-on Credit.

A major benefit of being a Snap-on franchisee is being associated with the Snap-on brand. You will enjoy the value of being associated with the trusted and iconic Snap-on brand. The Snap-on legacy is immediately recognized and you will become the local face of Snap-on. From there, your regular and professional service form the customer relationships that build your Snap-on Tools franchise business.


Our Training For You

We want people as good as our tools and our training programs help provide individuals with skill sets to operate their Snap-on franchise business. You don't have to have a background in tools, franchising or even sales to own a Snap-on Tools franchise. You do need the desire, drive and self-discipline to learn the proven Snap-on Tools program. All new franchisees attend approximately 10 days of excellent initial training sessions in Grapevine, Texas that include:

  • Customer Driven Selling
    • Planning Your Day
    • Selling and Collection Techniques
  • Product Knowledge
  • Snap-on Credit Financing for Customers
  • Business Management
  • Point of Sale System Training

After the initial training, new franchisees will receive hands-on training in their mobile store. For the first three weeks you have your store, a Franchise Performance Team member will ride with you and provide advice along the way.

The learning does not end after you complete your mobile store training. Even the most seasoned franchisees can become better by taking advantage of continued training. You will have the opportunity to attend different trainings, conferences and meetings throughout the years. As the business environment evolves, you will witness Snap-on innovate with new product solutions for the customer and you, and, as a Snap-on franchisee, you will appreciate the opportunity to learn how to market these solutions to your customers. Your ability to provide your customers innovative solutions to a changing industry allows your business the opportunity to leverage change and continue to grow.


Top Franchise for Veterans

At Snap-on we value the hard work and sacrifice of our veterans and believe the skills built in the military can translate to owning a franchise. That's why we offer veterans a $20,000 discount in cost of their initial tool inventory. If you choose to finance your franchise through our affiliate Snap-on Credit, they may consider your veterans discount equity and reduce the down payment for your franchise finance loan.

We are proud to be ranked the #1 Franchise for Veterans in Entrepreneur 2020 and are especially proud of our veteran franchisees!