The answer to your question involves many factors. The best I can do is provide you with some figures of an independent transmission shop operation. After review, then take consideration of the Franchise fees and contractual agreements. Here are some margins to consider. Cost of parts are no more than 12 percent of the total sale of a job. Overhead consist of the following. Monthly rent, employee salary, utilities, annual hazard waste fee, etc. Which will total around 32 to 40% margin. The rule of thumb is that for every dollar of profit, a owner who rebuilds for the business will keep more than half. Typically 52 cents on the dollar. Example: a job sale of 1500, you keep at least 700 dollars for yourself. Annual salaries range from 60,000 to 300,000. For the following set up and sales volume, here's how much an owner can make. 1 rebuilder weekly pay $1000, r and r weekly pay $600, assistant rebuilder/ r and r weekly pay $600. owner and or sales manager pay will vary. But min is $8000 monthly. But there will be months where an owner can make $12000 to $18000 a month. Sample monthly lease of $3000, utilities of $900/monthly, monthly cost of parts $4000, and sales tax of $300 per month at least. The following is an example of a typical shop operation with a high sales volume of 28 to 37 invoice jobs per month. Total gross sales for the above sample is $28,000 to $40,000 a month. Net profit are at least $10,000 per month. Typical positive cash flow will be around $3000 to $8000. Now that I have given you a sample figure for a typical transmission business, now it will be the decision to go franchise. By going the route of franchising a transmission business, through the trade mark of AAMCO, you immediately reduce all potential profits. First, you must obey to payroll guidelines. You may be required to obtain insurance. Your gross profit will be cut with royalty fees, and other fees. This can be $3000 a month easily. Along with an annual fee. The rest of limitations will need to be examined in your franchise agreement. So taking the above as an example, by guess your profit will be reduced by at least 20%-40%. Also, there will be no opportunity of growth or exansion. if you are planning to hire a sales manager, and not be present on a daily basis, this will be very challenging to perform. I hope this information will help you in determining if franching a transmission business is the best choice than going independent.