Turn your auto body business into a high-powered machine.

Why Partner with CARSTAR?

As a preferred vendor, we’ve seen the CARSTAR network grow first-hand by partnering with independent owners like you. Our turnkey operational platform can help make a successful shop even better by focusing on education and training, operational excellence, and owner profitability.

Join the network and you will reap the benefits of being a corporate multi-shop owner while remaining independently owned and operated.

Watch the video below to hear from Franchise Partners on how CARSTAR impacted his business.

The Real Stars of CARSTAR

Operational Support

CARSTAR’s proprietary operational platform, EDGE, helps you measure your business performance against industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), so you can run your business like a finely-tuned machine. To start, your CARSTAR Area Manager of Operations (AMO) will coach, counsel and consult you on key metrics.

At CARSTAR, we are one big family, and your success is something we all celebrate. To help make that possible, we offer 20 groups, known as EDGE Performance Groups (EPGs), for collaboration on business best practices and new ideas for growth and efficiencies.

Edge Logo
Photo of CARSTAR operations interior
$2.6M
Average Gross Sales
of EPG Members **

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Topline Growth Through our Insurance and Fleet Program Partnerships.

Our CARSTAR Support Team has built strong, enduring relationships with the nation’s largest insurance carriers and fleet programs. When you join CARSTAR, this impressive network becomes yours as well.

Through our national partnerships, we operate both direct repair programs (DRPs) and performance-based agreements (PBAs) and work to establish contracts that benefit our Franchise Partners and improve our market share.

On top of our DRP relationships, CARSTAR has national performance-based agreements with the following insurance carriers: State Farm, Nationwide, Farmers and USAA.

Similar to our insurance partnerships, we have established partnerships with national fleet services. Our fleet partners are based in different industries but ultimately can serve as another steady revenue stream for your shop.

Technology

Well-Driven Technology.

Through robust technology platforms, CARSTAR helps increase efficiencies in your business. Our proprietary technology is designed to help you with everything you need to grow your business.

CARSTAR University logo

CARSTAR University

Our online management system is available 24/7 to provide employee and industry training to deliver a top-notch experience. EDGE, I-CAR, OEM and insurance advancements are at your fingertips to keep you ahead of the game.

Insurance Analytics

Insurance Analytics

This tool provides insights to help our Franchise Partners better understand where their business needs to grow in order to improve productivity and business overall.

CARSTAR Care Center

CARSTAR Care Center

Exclusive to the CARSTAR network is its influential CARSTAR Care Center, available as an opt-in service at an additional cost. More than a call center, the role of this hub is to expedite the repair process for its insurance, rental and towing partners while driving new business to the CARSTAR network.

Marketing Support

Word on the Street

With CARSTAR, you’ll have a team of marketing experts and world-class marketing agencies working for you – and with you – to drive customers to your business and broaden brand awareness. The CARSTAR Marketing team accomplishes this through strategic marketing campaigns and PR coverage that drive business to your CARSTAR location.

To complement that, the CARSTAR Marketing Team will strategize and consistently optimize your local online listing presence, as well as make continuous improvements to strengthen your search engine optimization (SEO).

CARSTAR consumer website screenshot showing location with map and appointment request options

Purchasing Power

The Purchasing Power of CARSTAR

Under the Driven Brands umbrella, CARSTAR has a dedicated team that negotiates contracts with more than 50 vendors and suppliers to provide industry-leading discounts and rebates for your shop.

As a CARSTAR Franchise Partner, you will receive bottom-line savings from the following partners that specialize in paint, equipment, materials and supplies:

In addition to these discounts, Franchise Partners will receive rebates when purchasing with a national partner. These rebates, ranging from 2.5% to 10% depending on the partnership, are just another way to realize savings and further amplify the partnership.

To give you more of an insight, the total rebates processed to CARSTAR facilities in 2017 was $4.1M, and an average of $7,190.53 per franchised shop.†

  • AAMS (Environmental)
  • Ad Trends
  • ADP
  • AE Tools and Computers (Automotive Diagnostic Tools)
  • Airgas (Welding and Supplies)
  • ALL DATA
  • Audaexplore (Audatex)
  • Auto Watch (Promotional Services)
  • Autoworks (Catastrophic PDR Services)
  • AutoZone
  • Axalta
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bondo/Dynatron/Marson
  • Car-O-Liner
  • CCC
  • Champion Compressor
  • Chassis Liner
  • Chemco Manufacturing
  • Chief Automotive Systems
  • Cintas Corporation (Uniforms/Document Destruction)
  • Clarity Imaging Technologies
  • Collision Reasources
  • ColorSource
  • Elektron (Welding Equipment)
  • ECS (Vin Labels)
  • Enterprise
  • Estify
  • Eurovac
  • Fibre Glass-Evercoat (Fillers)
  • Finish Master
  • Garmat
  • Global Finishes
  • Gravity Payments
  • Hunter Engineering
  • HushMat (Sound Deadening Material)
  • Matrix Electronic Measuring
  • Meguiars
  • Mitchell International
  • National Coatings & Supplies
  • National Hail and Dent
  • New Equipment Vendor Leasing
  • Office Depot
  • Perma-Coat Industries
  • Telephonetics
  • Pro Spot
  • Safety-Kleen Corporation
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Team Safety (Environmental)
  • The Wurth Group
  • Winzer
  • 3M
  • 1-800 Radiator

The Real Stars of CARSTAR

Operational Support

CARSTAR’s proprietary operational platform, EDGE, helps you measure your business performance against industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), so you can run your business like a finely-tuned machine. To start, your CARSTAR Area Manager of Operations (AMO) will coach, counsel and consult you on key metrics.

At CARSTAR, we are one big family, and your success is something we all celebrate. To help make that possible, we offer 20 groups, known as EDGE Performance Groups (EPGs), for collaboration on business best practices and new ideas for growth and efficiencies.

Edge Logo
Edge support team at work
$2.6M
Average Gross Sales
of EPG Members **

Topline Growth Through our Insurance and Fleet Program Partnerships.

Our CARSTAR Support Team has built strong, enduring relationships with the nation’s largest insurance carriers and fleet programs. When you join CARSTAR, this impressive network becomes yours as well.

Through our national partnerships, we operate both direct repair programs (DRPs) and performance-based agreements (PBAs) and work to establish contracts that benefit our Franchise Partners and improve our market share.

On top of our DRP relationships, CARSTAR has national performance-based agreements with the following insurance carriers: State Farm, Nationwide, Farmers and USAA.

Similar to our insurance partnerships, we have established partnerships with national fleet services. Our fleet partners are based in different industries but ultimately can serve as another steady revenue stream for your shop.

Fleet of cars and sunset

Well-Driven Technology.

Through robust technology platforms, CARSTAR helps increase efficiencies in your business. Our proprietary technology is designed to help you with everything you need to grow your business.

Carstar University Logo

CARSTAR University

Our online management system is available 24/7 to provide employee and industry training to deliver a top-notch experience. EDGE, I-CAR, OEM and insurance advancements are at your fingertips to keep you ahead of the game.

Insurance Analytics

Insurance Analytics

This tool provides insights to help our Franchise Partners better understand where their business needs to grow in order to improve productivity and business overall.

CARSTAR Care Center

CARSTAR Care Center

Exclusive to the CARSTAR network is its influential CARSTAR Care Center, available as an opt-in service at an additional cost. More than a call center, the role of this hub is to expedite the repair process for its insurance, rental and towing partners while driving new business to the CARSTAR network.

Word on the Street

With CARSTAR, you’ll have a team of marketing experts and world-class marketing agencies working for you – and with you – to drive customers to your business and broaden brand awareness. The CARSTAR Marketing team accomplishes this through strategic marketing campaigns and PR coverage that drive business to your CARSTAR location.

To complement that, the CARSTAR Marketing Team will strategize and consistently optimize your local online listing presence, as well as make continuous improvements to strengthen your search engine optimization (SEO).

CARSTAR consumer website screenshot showing location with map and appointment request options

The Purchasing Power of CARSTAR

Under the Driven Brands umbrella, CARSTAR has a dedicated team that negotiates contracts with more than 50 vendors and suppliers to provide industry-leading discounts and rebates for your shop.

As a CARSTAR Franchise Partner, you will receive bottom-line savings from the following partners that specialize in paint, equipment, materials and supplies:

In addition to these discounts, Franchise Partners will receive rebates when purchasing with a national partner. These rebates, ranging from 2.5% to 10% depending on the partnership, are just another way to realize savings and further amplify the partnership.

To give you more of an insight, the total rebates processed to CARSTAR facilities in 2017 was $4.1M, and an average of $7,190.53 per franchised shop.†

  • AAMS (Environmental)
  • Ad Trends
  • ADP
  • AE Tools and Computers (Automotive Diagnostic Tools)
  • Airgas (Welding and Supplies)
  • ALL DATA
  • Audaexplore (Audatex)
  • Auto Watch (Promotional Services)
  • Autoworks (Catastrophic PDR Services)
  • AutoZone
  • Axalta
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bondo/Dynatron/Marson
  • Car-O-Liner
  • CCC
  • Champion Compressor
  • Chassis Liner
  • Chemco Manufacturing
  • Chief Automotive Systems
  • Cintas Corporation (Uniforms/Document Destruction)
  • Clarity Imaging Technologies
  • Collision Reasources
  • ColorSource
  • Elektron (Welding Equipment)
  • ECS (Vin Labels)
  • Enterprise
  • Estify
  • Eurovac
  • Fibre Glass-Evercoat (Fillers)
  • Finish Master
  • Garmat
  • Global Finishes
  • Gravity Payments
  • Hunter Engineering
  • HushMat (Sound Deadening Material)
  • Matrix Electronic Measuring
  • Meguiars
  • Mitchell International
  • National Coatings & Supplies
  • National Hail and Dent
  • New Equipment Vendor Leasing
  • Office Depot
  • Perma-Coat Industries
  • Telephonetics
  • Pro Spot
  • Safety-Kleen Corporation
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Team Safety (Environmental)
  • The Wurth Group
  • Winzer
  • 3M
  • 1-800 Radiator
Three images stacked vertically. Top image: running diagnostics on a car. Middle image: smiling man with a clipboard. Bottom image: a man sanding a repaired spot on a bumper.

A Driven Industry Leader in the Collision Repair Business.

As one of North America’s largest MSO networks with over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, CARSTAR offers the highest quality repairs and customer satisfaction in the auto body repair industry and is backed by a nationwide warranty.**