Honest-1 Auto Care Ranked Among the Franchise Elite in Entrepreneur’s Prestigious 34th Annual Franchise 500

Eco-Friendly, Customer-Centric Auto Maintenance Chain Secures its Spot on Reputable List

December 19, 2012 // Franchising.com // SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Honest-1 Auto Care, the only national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise that is 100 percent ESA® Certified Eco-Friendly, has been ranked 321 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2013 “Franchise 500.”

This annual ranking of America's top franchise opportunities highlights companies based on quantifiable measures of the franchise operation, most importantly examining the financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

“To be recognized on this list is truly a testament to the strength of our brand and our relentless commitment to the support and success of everyone in our franchise system,” said Jack Keilt, president and CEO of Honest-1 Auto Care. “We are honored to be ranked amongst some of the nation’s leading franchises, and look forward to continued success for years to come.”

The rankings for all 500 companies are determined using an exclusive formula that takes into account objective and quantifiable factors, and an independent CPA analyzed all financial data. All franchises are given a cumulative score, and of the 500 franchises with the highest of that score become the Franchise 500 in ranking order.

Honest-1 Auto Care’s growing chain of 31 car-care locations in 14 states has transformed the traditional repair shop—viewed by some as a little greasy and intimidating—into an eco-friendly, customer-service-oriented business. Honest-1 provides centers that are family-friendly, characterized by clean and upscale waiting areas, Internet cafes, children's play areas, comfortable leather chairs and couches, big screen TVs and complimentary beverage stations. Honest-1 also leads the industry in numerous eco-friendly initiatives including strict recycling of automotive materials, pollution prevention, resource conservation and offering Eco-Friendly Auto Care® services such as the ECO TuneUp® and ECO Oil Change.

To view Honest-1 Auto Care in the Franchise 500, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. The rankings also can be seen in the January issue of Entrepreneur.

For more information about Honest-1 Auto Care, please visit www.honest-1.com or call (571) 257-9930. For more information regarding franchise opportunities, please visit www.h1franchise.com.

About Honest-1 Auto Care®

Honest-1 Auto Care® is the only national full-service auto care company that is 100% ESA® Certified Eco-Friendly. Honest-1® leads the industry in numerous eco-friendly initiatives including strict recycling of automotive materials, pollution prevention, resource conservation and offering Eco-Friendly Auto Care® services such as the ECO TuneUp® and ECO Oil Change. In addition to its high environmental standards, Honest-1® has a very unique customer centric approach to the auto care industry providing centers which are family-friendly, characterized by clean and upscale waiting areas, Internet cafes, children's play areas, comfortable leather chairs and couches, big screen TVs and complimentary beverage stations. With 31 locations operating, Honest-1® plans to open 15 more locations nationwide in the next year. Honest-1® was ranked 321 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2013 “Franchise 500” and ranked 338 in the magazine’s 2011 “Franchise 500” list. Additionally, Honest-1® ranked as one of the top companies in the Lube and Oil News 2011 “Top Oil Change-Plus Chains.” To further show its commitment to the environment, Honest-1 Auto Care partnered with American Forests, the leading nonprofit organization that plants trees for environmental restoration. Honest-1 Auto Care locations nationwide funded the planting of 100,000 new trees through the charitable donation of revenues collected from repair orders, at no additional cost to customers. For more information, visit www.honest-1.com. For franchise information please visit, www.h1franchise.com.

Contact:

Heather Youkhana
847-945-1300 ext. 253
hyoukhana@fishmanpr.com

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