What is Franchising?

Franchising has fast become recognised in New Zealand as one of the rapidly expanding industries in the country.

Pit Stop has been part of the Franchise system now for over 20 years with franchises located from Kerikeri to Dunedin, and as a member of the Franchise Association of New Zealand, has a wealth of knowledge in the vehicle repair industry.

As part of the Pit Stop Franchise you will join 45 other owners in one of the leading Under Car service companies in New Zealand.

Who should be a Pit Stop franchisee?

We have found in the past that our most successful franchisees are those people who work in the franchise and give their business their personal attention. Consequently, Pit Stop is looking for franchisees who will be personally involved in the operation and not those simple looking for a place to invest money. The automotive business is a very specialized industry, hence we look for people who have good mechanical aptitude. You don't need to be an A Grade Mechanic, however you should have had experience in the automotive repair business.


Each Pit Stop franchise is an individual business with specific needs and we recognise this with planned field visits and a back up system to report to you exactly what you are achieving. We have available a Point of Sale computer system they has been especially written for Pit Stop franchisees. Being connected to Pit Stop Group office, updates can be made overnight, as it is connected to the Internet, e-mail transmission of feedback on how business is running can be easily done. Pit Stop has a franchise Manager dedicated to supporting you in your business. In fact, the whole Pit Stop team is right behind you so you never feel you are alone but part of a national chain of Under Car specialists.


From the time you decide that you have made the right move and join up as part of the Pit Stop team, we train and assist you in every aspect of the business. You will receive detailed Policy and Procedures manuals covering every aspect of the business from sign writing on your vehicles to advertising standards and day to day procedures such as Occupational Safety and Health manuals. Ongoing training is provided covering all aspects of your franchise business including specific courses run by Group Office, suppliers and subject specific specialists.


We are a retail business, hence outlets need to be sited where customers can easily see us and a convenient layout for speedy turnaround. Good street appeal and high visibility are essential ingredients. The image of a professional repair outlet is important hence we are very conscious of our appearance. All our outlets are painted in the corporate colour - Red, with specific signage layout. As part of our image, all staff wear uniforms with the Pit Stop corporate colours and logo displayed. To maintain consistency all outlets are continually monitored to ensure compliance.

Existing Franchises Available

We have some great opportunities for you to buy your own Pit Stop Franchise.

We have the following existing Pit Stop Franchises for sale:

Silverdale, Onehunga (Auckland), Browns Bay (Auckland), Otahuhu (Auckland)

For enquire is please contact Les at Pit Stop Group Office (09 634-3666) for details or click here to enquire.

North Island Franchise Opportunites

We seek expressions of interest to establish Pit Stop Franchises in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, New Plymouth, Wairarapa and the Wellington region.

For enquire is please contact Les at Pit Stop Group Office (09 634-3666) for details or click here to enquire.

South Island Franchise Opportunites

We seek expressions of interest to establish Pit Stop Franchises in Blenheim, Timaru, and Queenstown.

For enquiries please contact Russell at Pit Stop Group Office (09 634-3666) for details or click here to enquire.

Convert your existing workshop to a Pit Stop Franchise

We are seeking interest from independent workshop owners that wish to become a Pit Stop Franchise. 

If you are looking to attract more customers, improve your bottom line and future proof your business then we'd love to discuss the opportunity with you. 

For enquiries please contact Les at Pit Stop Group Office (09 634-3666) for details or click here to enquire.

To find out more

If you would like more information on becoming a Pit Stop franchisee you can enquire online or call us on (09) 634-3666 or write to us at:

Franchise Manager
PO Box 12240

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