SOURCE: AutoStar(R) National Dealer Network Inc.

AutoStar(R)  National Dealer Network Inc.

October 18, 2010 18:24 ET

The AutoStar® National Dealer Network and Driven Brands® Jump Start® Division Combine Synergies to Enhance Mutual Visions of Sustained Dealer Profitability

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  The AutoStar® National Dealer Network and Driven Brands® have developed a working agreement to assist car dealers in maximizing all facets of sustained profitability regardless of economic times. 

Ken Zangara, Chief Operating Officer of AutoStar® and Jim Evans, Senior Director of Driven Brands® Jump Start® realized early on that both companies held the mutual goals of providing infrastructure to dealers looking for profitability solutions outside of the new car franchise model. This included dealers that had become disenfranchised, had empty or under utilized facilities and dealers that needed additional profit streams to assist ongoing operations.

Upon gaining a thorough understanding of each other's company, Zangara and Evans realized that while maintaining the same goal and vision, both companies offered each other incredible synergies to offer dealers a complete automotive profitability solution for both front end and back end operations.

AutoStar®, with its EverStar® certified vehicles with standard lifetime engine and safety guarantees, and Driven Brands®, the holding company for Meineke®, Econolube® and Maaco®, bring the dealer a complete package of support unparalleled in the industry. 

Zangara explained, "It is absolutely amazing how two companies born out of the same vision of assisting car dealers to sustained profitability regardless of economic times could offer different solutions that complement each other at the levels of ours and Jump Start® by Driven Brands®. We are very excited about our new relationship and how it will further cement dealer profitability."

To learn more about the opportunities available contact Ken Zangara at The AutoStar® National Dealer Network at 1-877-265-5123 or Jim Evans at Driven Brands® Jump Start® at 1-704-756-1198.

About Driven Brands®, Inc.
Driven Brands®, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and serves as the parent company of Meineke® Car Care Centers, Inc. (full-service automotive maintenance), MAACO® Franchising, Inc. (collision repair and auto painting), Econo Lube N' Tune® (automotive repair/quick-lube services), Aero Colours® (automotive paint repair), AutoQual® (vehicle reconditioning, protection and appearance maintenance services) and Drive N Style® (aftermarket installation services), as well as, a training company that specializes in developing interactive online training solutions. Driven Brands® has over 1600 total franchisees across North America. As the leader in automotive aftermarket services Driven Brands® is well positioned nationally as being a recognized leader in general automotive repairs as well as being the leader in paint and collision repair as the largest franchisor in the body shop segment with no recognized franchised competition.

About AutoStar® National Dealer Network® Inc.
The AutoStar® National Dealer Network Inc. was founded by automotive dealers and industry professionals to provide disenfranchised auto dealerships with the financing, management systems, marketing, products and services, to successfully transition to a profitable used car business. Each AutoStar® Superstore® carries a large selection of AutoStar® Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles with EverStar® Warranties, representing exceptional quality, at competitive prices and unbeatable value.

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