Sparkling Auto Care Centres was established to provide an “all under one roof” service that gives vehicle owners the opportunity to have their cars washed, and at the same time, without compromising on quality, have cosmetic repairs done to their vehicles.

The Brand

Since the inception of Sparkling Car Wash in 1992, the company has grown into a leader in the automotive industry by adding various automotive repair services. This has brought about a transformation in the South African car wash industry and to date we maintain a highly professional point of departure in comparison to the more traditional car wash businesses.

In 2006, the franchising company with its unique concept was established: Sparkling Auto Care Services (Pty) Ltd combining car wash & valet with automotive repair services and all under one roof. A company with a highly acclaimed training centre in South Africa.

Quality workmanship guaranteed. World Class Infrastructure with leading edge technology & equipment; a highly acclaimed training centre; a skilled & competent workforce; a working environment conducive to high productivity & efficiency levels.


Sparkling Auto Care Centres – a One-Stop-Auto-Care Destination from automobile cleaning to a complete auto detailing; from the removal of minor scratches to full dent repairs, all under one roof whilst the customer waits within our Sparkling Web Café. A destination where proud vehicle owners feel at home, trusting the Sparkling team to shine within no time.

The Sparkling Auto Care Centre offers clients quick turn-around times with no compromise on quality standards. The operational business system is geared up to deliver on customer expectations. Typically a car wash would take no more than 30 minutes & a auto repair would average around 1hour 30min.

Focus on shopping centres, easy access, high visibility, high volume traffic, low speed traffic & retail orientated. Requires 1000 – 1200m² site of which minimum 380 – 500m² for drive-thru car wash, steam bay, auto repair workshop with spray booth, staff locker rooms, public toilets, offices, store room, web café and minimum 620 – 700m² open space for finishing bays, entrances, exits & line-up space. (Depending on existing site layout)

Option 1 – long-term lease agreement minimum 5 years; negotiations with landlord to develop the site to our specifications; once area allocated, finalization of the drawings for final development; building construction by landlord to our specifications.

Option 2 – land lease; once area allocated, finalization of the drawings for final development; we build, construct & develop to our specifications.


The Sparkling Auto Care Training Centre of South Africa is in-house, highly acclaimed and is exclusively used for the training of Sparkling Auto staff & franchisees.

Value adding job creation through targeted training & development is one of the core drivers of success at Sparkling Auto Care Centres. All staff is trained in-house and goes through the Sparkling Auto Care Centres Business System. Various life skill & work wellness programmes, uniquely developed for Sparkling Auto Care Centres in the South African context, are conducted with all personnel in its employ.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

It is preferable for franchisees to have experience in automotive industry and an understanding of managing a franchise. The capital must be available to setup the business.


When It All Began


Corné Gustafson

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Corné Gustafson

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

All over South Africa.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 3,65 Million

Initial franchise fee

R 1,25 Million

Initial Working Capital

On application

Minimum owners contribution

30% of franchise fee
Franchise Terms

Management services fee

5% of turnover

Marketing fee

2% of turnover

Initial agreement term

On application

Renewal term

On application
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