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Join the Rad Air Family

Start Your Franchise Business Here

Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers is Northeast Ohio’s leader in automotive repair and maintenance services—and we are expanding.

Since our founding in 1975 in Parma Heights, Ohio, we’ve built our business on values of integrity and honesty. We believe in smart, sustainable growth. Rad Air has ten locations currently: Half are owner/operator and half are semi-absentee. There are significant opportunities not only in Northeast Ohio but across the Midwest in Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan. If you dream of opening a franchise business, your best opportunity may be with Rad Air.

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We Do What It Takes to Get You There

Find Success at Rad Air

At Rad Air, we do what it takes to make our franchisees successful. We provide significant training, hand holding, and support as you get your shop going. We also aren’t afraid of hands-on work: When our Strongsville shop was under construction during one of the wettest springs on record, Andy Fiffick, our founder and CEO, rounded up dehumidifiers so that cement could be poured. If there’s a problem, large or small, you’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and supportive individuals who are invested in your success and the success of the Rad Air brand.

Franchise FAQS

Answering Your Top Questions

How much money do I need to open a Rad Air unit?
Do I need to be a mechanic?
Is it hard to find employees?

We’ve got answers to your most common questions about franchising at Rad Air.

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Hear From a Franchisee

Meet Bill Snow

Bill Snow didn’t set out to become a franchisee. But, after an experience with poor car care sparked a desire to make the automotive repair industry better, he connected with Rad Air. The company aligned with his vision and goals—so much so that he didn’t even consider looking at another brand. In 2014, he opened his Rad Air shop in Wickliffe, a community that was part of his childhood, and hasn’t looked back. Get to know Bill’s story and his unique perspective for prospective franchisees.

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To learn more about becoming a Rad Air franchisee, contact us today. We’ll be in touch quickly. Can’t wait to learn more? Call Bill now.

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No Previous Automotive Experience Needed

Own a Rad Air Franchise

We are seeking individuals who are looking to lead and grow a business, join a widely recognized regional automotive repair brand with nationally recognized franchise opportunities, and continue the Rad Air mission of delivering quality repairs with superior customer service.

Continue to Put Clients First

Benefits for Rad Air Franchisees

Why choose to open a Rad Air franchise? It’s all about our clients. If you read the Google reviews for our current locations, you’ll notice trending terms: fair, honest, and great experience.

Our goal is to provide a great experience for our clients by always abiding by our four Golden Rules.


Rad Air’s Golden Rules:

Golden Rule #1
Fix the car right the first time.
Golden Rule #2
Charge a fair price.
Golden Rule #3
Never sell the client something they don’t need.
Golden Rule #4
Make sure the client is happy.
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Our shop owners and managers live out these rules every day by:

  • Making appointment reservations easy with online scheduling and polite phone service
  • Providing courtesy loaner cars, shuttle service, and pick-up/drop-off service
  • Providing clean waiting rooms with WiFi, coffee, and water
  • Offering a Fixed For Life Warranty, so clients never pay for the same repair twice
  • Never selling any repairs or services our clients do not need
  • Providing technicians with straightforward pay models—no commissions or SPIFF bonuses

Comprehensive Onboarding and Ongoing Training

Access Industry-Leading Franchisee Support

If you ask any of our franchisees, they’ll tell you that we are not only a phone call or text away, but we proactively check in on our current franchise owners and managers to help when needed and provide ongoing support. We also support our franchisees with their local marketing, leadership development, community events, and business growth ideas.

Our new franchisees receive at least four weeks of onboard training. If you’re new to the auto industry, don’t worry: By the end of the training program, you’ll know everything you need to open your Rad Air location. Our onboard training covers daily operations, invoicing, accounting, decision making, customer service, and team leadership. And we don’t stop there. We provide ongoing technical and business training throughout the year and on-demand training as needed, which got us recognized as one of FranServe’s FRAN-TASTIC 500 Franchises in 2022.

Franchise FAQ

Answering Your Questions

As you explore whether owning a Rad Air franchise is right for you, you will have questions about the process. How much money do you need? Will you receive training? Is it hard to find employees? We are answering your most common questions and more.

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Take a Tour of Our Strongsville Shop

Learn More About Rad Air

Featuring Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers
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Podcast featuring Bill Snow and Andy Fiffick
ASA Honors Members
Andy Fiffick receives the ASA Alpha Award
“Customer Satisfaction, Franchising, and Marketing in the Auto Care Industry with Andy Fiffick of Rad Air”
podcast featuring Andy Fiffick
"Conversation with Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders"
Podcast featuring Bill Snow
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Be Supported by 45 Years of Industry Experience

Become a Rad Air Franchisee

When owning a business, you want to work with a company that is established and respected. Rad Air first opened in 1975 and began franchising in 1999. That’s 45 years of industry experience that is here to back you up.