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Auto Repair Center – 30-year history

Price: $29,900
Down Pmt: $29,000
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1383 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA (San Mateo County)

Asking $29,900, open to offers

Turn-key Operating Auto Repair Center

This full-service auto repair business is a 30-year-old turn-key operation ready for an owner-operator to give it the attention it deserves.  Currently operated by a semi-absentee owner, it generates average annual sales of $180,000+.  With a 50% down payment, the seller will consider financing the rest over 30 months for a qualified buyer.


Preliminary Offers Due on or before 9:00 pm, Wednesday, May 9th

We will then negotiate with the top 3 offerors.

After SDE add-backs, the business profit is marginal.  There is a large database of existing customers, and significant market presence and name recognition.  Just the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) alone are estimated to be worth $50,000 or more.

The business operates in leased premises, at a monthly net cost of approximately $3,000.00.  The landlord is open to negotiating a long-term tenancy at a comparable rate.

The two employees are open to staying on at the buyer’s option.

The Transaction   The deal structure will be a sale of all assets (including all physical assets, trademarks, good will, name, customer records, etc.,) except accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash on hand. Inventory will be included at actual cost. The asking price is $29,000; but the seller can be flexible for a quick cash deal.  With a 50% down payment, the seller will finance the balance over 2.5 years for a qualified buyer.

The Seller is very open to a reasonable transition period in order to assure that the new owner is fully-trained and that existing business is retained.

No representations are being made regarding net cash flow, “SDE”, or profit.  Rather the business is being offered based on gross sales and existing infrastructure. 

This is a platform for a successful business without “re-inventing the wheel.”  The owner has been trying to “absentee-manage” this business, while placing his full-time attention on running his other highly-successful business (not auto repair). This auto repair business will thrive once there is a dedicated owner-manager in place.

The owner is realistic—his message to prospective buyers is simple: “Make a good faith realistic offer, regardless of the 'asking price,’ go into contract with a strict due diligence clause, and you can have access to every record and data point that you want.”

During “due diligence” (typically five business days) you can see everything, ask every question, examine every record, and, before the end of due diligence — “for any reason or no reason” —you can cancel the contract and receive every penny of the deposit back from the escrow agent if this business isn’t right for you.  But, the prospect who makes the first realistic offer will be the one who has the opportunity to go to the next step.

Look at all you will be buying:

#1. an existing customer base

#2. a fully-functioning, fully-equipped shop

#3. staff

#4. market presence

#5. cash flow

#6. an existing lease and location

You really have a decision between “starting from scratch” and creating all those assets (1 through 6, above), or buying this foundation for a business that you can grow.  Also, keep in mind that the $59,000 is an "asking price” — it’s not “carved in stone.”  However, the seller will give the top 3 bidders the first opportunity to take over this business.  And, the seller is willing to finance a sizable chunk of the price for a buyer with decent credit and a minimum 50% down payment.

The Transaction: The deal structure will be a sale of all assets (including all physical assets, trademarks, good will, name, customer records, etc.,), except accounts receivable, accounts payable, rent security deposit, and cash on hand. Inventory for resale will be included at actual cost. The asking price is $29,000.

The Seller is very open to a reasonable transition period in order to assure that the new owner is fully trained, and that existing business is retained.

Note:  All data on this business are provided by the Seller for information purposes only, and no representations are made by the Broker as to accuracy.  The Broker has made no independent verification of the data contained herein. The Broker represents the Seller and does NOT represent the Buyer. The Buyer is advised to perform independent due diligence and seek the advice of professionals prior to purchasing the Business

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Managing Broker & Owner Tim Cunha DRE License #01919755
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General Information
Listing Status: Available
Price: $29,900
Down Payment: $29,000
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Hours Open: Monday-Friday 8AM–6PM Saturday/Sunday Closed
  • Auto Repair Facility

  • Can Accommodate Multiple Bays

  • Solid Establshed Customer Base

  • Fully-Equipped

  • Ready for new Owner-Manager

  • Perfect Base for Growth

  • A 30-year-old turn-key full service auto repair business ready for an owner-operator to give it the attention it deserves. Currently operated by a semi-absentee owner, it generates $185K average annual sales. Seller financing available with a $40K down pa

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