DWV Smart Repair Solutions

The DWV Business

The DWV Business

THe industry

The DWV Business

It’s time for you to get a grasp of what the automotive repair industry is all about. We have talked about how this industry is not the most well-known, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t lucrative and full of opportunities.

DWV’s ongoing training and development programme will get you to where you want to be. Our ‘Franchisee Information Hub’ provides guides on business development and growth, as well as industry information, league tables and data to compare your business against the Networks benchmarks as well as previous years and previous months.

As your business develops and you and your team gain more experience, you will begin to learn more about the industry itself.



  • In short, no. We offer two franchise opportunities: to join either as a SMART Operator or as a SMART Manager
  • As a SMART Operator, you would join the network, learn the technical side, and operate as an individual for a short period of time and be expected to employ technicians within a year as the business grows
  • As a SMART Manager, you would join the network and employ at least one technician from your first day, who would be technically trained whilst you are learning about the operations of a business and how to grow it
  • Our business is repairing both trade and private cars using the SMART repair process
  • We are different in that we are the only nationwide service provider who can offer paint and dent repairs, as well as alloy wheel refurbishments
  • We carry out over 170,000 car repairs per year, and are proud to boast we have a Trustpilot rating of 4.8 out of 5. This allows us to monitor feedback and rectify any shortfalls in service delivery
  • We have a team of mobile corporate (employed technicians) and franchisees and their technicians who offer our services around the country
  • We work with local trade customers such as dealerships and lease companies sourced by the franchisee, as well as the general public. Many of these are repeat customers as a result of excellent service
  • We also have a volume of national account customers in the form of warranty work and dealerships, which the franchisee has the opportunity to benefit from as well

testimonials from our franchisees

Mike Mullin
I joined DWV as a franchise in June 2013, taking on the Cheshire and North Wales areas. The decision was a brave one as I had very little experience in car body repairs and didn’t, at the time, live there so it was a massive gamble. I was driven by my passion of cars, wanting to run my own business and be successful. Fast forward to now: I am still growing and making good money. I have a group of dealerships on board and I’m enjoying every minute. The decision to become a DWV Franchisee isn’t for everyone, but if you’re confident, keen to succeed and self-driven, you could build yourself a future.
Jim Crossland
The training was superb and the accounts support is invaluable. It’s your own business with no limits on how big you become. You’re not tied into buying products from the franchise – you are free to shop around to get the best deals. You’re buying into a big and trusted name in the business. If you have a problem of any description, there’s always a number of experienced people at your disposal. Overall, being part of DWV gives you a very professional image.
Stewart Finlay
The support I’ve received from DWV has really helped me grow my business. I now spend more time with the family than ever before. I would highly recommend joining DWV if you are an ambitious person looking to be your own boss.
Ian Wooffindin
I made the decision to become a DWV Franchisee in 2015. Initially I ran one vehicle, but demand was so high that I quickly needed a second vehicle. The business has gone from strength to strength and I now operate five vans. I would personally recommend that you consider a DWV franchise; the support, and particularly the credit control management services, are second to none.
Martin Nietrzebka
With the strength of the DWV brand behind me, the decision to purchase my own franchise was an obvious one. The business now operates three vehicles in the South Yorkshire area and continues to grow. I have no hesitation in recommending DWV as your chosen Franchisor, as they have been with me every step of the way.

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