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At McCarthy's Auto Trimmers, we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, customer service and good relationships...

The Brand

In 1996 Tyrone McCarthy decided that the time had come to revolutionise the Auto Trimming industry. Armed only with his vision, one bakkie and five staff members, he confronted the market believing that service and quality mattered above all else. He was correct and from these humble beginnings, McCarthy’s Auto Trimmers has become the number one motor car interior specialist in South Africa.

When McCarthy’s Auto Trimmers is entrusted to restore, repair or customise the leather, upholstery or plastic on your valued possession, you connect with one of the largest motor trimming companies in the country. Amongst our offering to you is vehicle interior restoration, leather, vinyl and cloth upholstery, roof linings, seat repairs, plastic repairs and motor boat awnings. We have developed service products like our Interior Cover Plan to ensure that your restored item will stay that way for years to come.

We are very proud to say that our Motor Trimming Training School is the only one in South Africa that is approved by MERSETA; a sure sign that our personnel and students offer you, the customer, the best service at all times.


A need was identified to service customers and Dealers on site and Tyrone decided that the time had come to revolutionise the Auto Trimming industry once again with a “We Come To You” concept by having fully equipped Mobile Repair Units to deliver quality and service not seen before.

This is all done from a refurbished panel van with a mini trim shop in the back section and a spray booth at the rear which eliminates the risk of persons sending their vehicles away for repair. The call centre books all the jobs for the franchisees and also monitors the Mobile Repair Units.

At McCarthy’s Auto Trimmers, we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, customer service and good relationships…


Franchisees are provided with full training which is mostly practical, on how to competently operate a Mobile Repair Unit. Customer service and quality is also high on our agenda. Once the training is completed, all the necessary tools and stationery is provided so that franchisees can operate from day one.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

We are looking for franchisees that will be hands on in the business, who can build good relationships with their customers and pride themselves on quality workmanship and customer service.

This is ideal for a semi-retired person who is still young at heart or for a small family business.


When It All Began


Tyrone McCarthy

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Tyrone McCarthy

Head Office

Cape Town

No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Gauteng, Umhlanga – KZN, Port Elizabeth, East London.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 600 000

Initial franchise fee

R 75 000

Initial Working Capital

R 150 000

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee

6% of turnover

Marketing fee

1% of turnover

Initial agreement term

As per Franchise Agreement

Renewal term

As per Franchise Agreement

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