Tuffy Associates Corp./Car-X Associates Corp.
Tuffy started in 1970, when founder Charles Amy opened a Tuffy Muffler shop. He started franchising his concept in 1971 and soon made a wider variety of services available to customers, including transmission, brake, and tire repair. Now based in Toledo, Ohio, the Tuffy Associates group of service centers includes nearly 400 franchises in the United States.
Start-up Cost:$234K - 413.5K