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A Driving Business - Automotive Franchises See Higher Demand as Summer Travelers Hit the Road
As the cost of air travel increase, more consumers are taking to the roads for their summer vacations to the benefit of the automotive industry.
Sky high airfares and added baggage fees are prompting more families to take to the roads, rather than the skies for their summer vacations. According to a recent survey conducted for MasterCard by Harris Interactive, only approximately 20% of Americans plan to fly to domestic destinations this summer and a mere 14% will fly internationally. More consumers are opting to visit vacation destinations that are closer to home this summer, with half of survey respondents saying they’re planning domestic travel that’s within driving distance (http://www.franchise.com/
Personal vehicles are the go-to mode of transportation for the growing number of cost-conscious consumers seeking budget-friendly getaways. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated that 88% of the 34.9 million Americans who traveled over Memorial Day weekend, traveled by car.
Keeping cars in safe condition for long trips is essential for drivers. The automotive service center franchises that maintain and repair cars throughout the year and in preparation for summer road trips provide consumers with much-needed, highly relied-upon services.
Now is an Ideal Time to Join the Recession-Tolerant Automotive Aftermarket Industry
With drivers keeping their vehicles for longer periods of time, now is an ideal time to own an automotive service center franchise. Automotive aftermarket franchises provide aspiring business owners with the chance to join a recession-tolerant industry that withstands economic fluctuations. Previous industry experience typically is not required in order to qualify as comprehensive training is often provided. Automotive-related franchises boast well-known, trusted brand names and specialize in a variety of services.
From automotive service center franchises that provide routine vehicle maintenance and repairs, to automotive appearance, detailing and auto parts businesses there are a wide variety of established automotive-related concepts to choose from (http://www.franchise.com/
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