Please wait while we gather your results.

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 help 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 in your territory. It's a proven business model we've honed for nearly 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 and on-going training opportunities. Along with these benefits, our franchisees appreciate the freedom and pride that comes with owning their own Snap-on Tools franchise business. 

Steve Handrick, an owner of a franchise business in Wiltshire talks about his long term plans:

I know a lot of people go into franchising with early retirement in mind but I’m going to keep going until I fall out of love with what I do – who knows when I’ll retire! My long-term plan is to build an empire of four of five territories. It’s a win-win scenario – still doing what I love, but around a schedule that suits me. That’s, by far, the best thing about being a Snap-on franchisee – the flexibility it allows. Snap-on isn’t a 9-5 – I can sometimes work twelve-hour days – but you can customise your work patterns to fit around your life, and there’s never a dull moment! Snap-on isn’t for everyone, but it works for me – I’m a Snap-on man through and through

Craig Bishop, an owner of a franchise business in North Dorset talks about his drive and determination:

The guys in the network are so successful in their own right so having them approach me for advice is an indication of how far I’ve come. Winning Newcomer of the Year has been the highlight of my career and, now I’ve had a taste of success, I’m determined to keep going. My goal is to win Franchisee of the Year, for my region and the UK as a whole. I want to be able to look back in a few years’ time and say, ‘that’s mine, I built that’.



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 Mac
Number of franchisees 4,531 1,122
Entrepreneur Top Tool Franchises #1 ranking1 Yes No
Entrepreneur Ranking of Top Franchise for Veterans2 #1 #5
Franchise Business Review, Franchise Satisfaction Hall of Fame3 Yes No
Hours of Initial Classroom Training4, 5, 6 85 44 - 100
Hours of Initial On-Store Training4, 5, 6 300 120-140


  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 for US
  6. Stanley Industrial & Automotive, LLC through its Mac Division, Franchise Disclosure Document effective February 21, 2020 for US


Take the Quiz


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


Do you want to be your own boss?

Yes No

Do you consider yourself a self-starter?

Yes No

Do you enjoy building relationships with people?

Yes No

Are you comfortable around tools and the automotive sector?

Yes No

Do you have any sales experience?

Yes No

Do you want to own your own business?

Yes No