In 1963, Dallas “Dick” Wallace started selling tire repair products from his VW Beetle to service stations in the Washington D.C. area. Originally the business was known as M-T-Y which stood for Manufacturer To You. This innovative and efficient distribution model offered the industry direct sourcing for preventive maintenance products including: commonly replaced auto parts, tire repair, wheel weights and shop supplies. During the 60’s a thriving network of local and regional distributors grew into the Mighty Distributing System.
In 1970, Mighty employed the franchising model, recruiting independent owners for growth and expansion.
In 1993, automotive-related service companies began adding Mighty franchises to their company portfolios. This complemented their existing operations with the expertise and efficiency of Mighty’s business model. In 2009, Mighty began to expand internationally.
How Far We’ve Come
Over the years, Mighty has been recognized as a top franchise by The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Business Review, and The Atlanta Business Chronicle, just to name a few. We are also consistently recognized by National Oil & Lube News magazine as one of the top brands in the industry.
Today, Mighty supports a nationwide network of franchises and company operations located in 44 states serving more than 15,000 automotive service facilities. Headquartered just outside of Atlanta in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, Mighty also supports operations in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Our automotive franchises – consisting of individual business owners, tire dealers, quick service specialists, car dealerships, and automotive-related distributors – operate specialty wholesale distribution warehouses in exclusive, protected territories.
Trusted Since 1963
Mighty has been dedicated exclusively to the automotive professional for more than 58 years. And like a finely tuned machine, we will continue driving forward to serve the ever-changing automotive service industry.
Throughout our history, our stubborn insistence on top quality parts, obsessive dedication to service and simple belief in genuine relationships have fueled our success – and will continue to drive us in the future.
Our big wigs don’t have big egos. They do have decades of experience and plenty of enthusiasm for the automotive industry. Our service-oriented, relationship-driven philosophy starts at the top and runs throughout our company.
View our latest press releases and announcements as we continue to rev up the automotive service industry.
Mighty Auto Parts, a leading franchisor and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts listed in Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50,” is marking 60 years of exceptional service in the automotive industry. The company has been offering original equipment (OE) manufacturer-quality parts, as well as training, technology, systems, and sales support since its founder, Dallas “Dick” Wallace, […]Read More
Mighty, a leader in aftermarket automotive parts wholesale distribution, appoints Ronnie Barassi to Vice President, International Development & Strategic Accounts to support the company’s growing focus on expansion in Latin America and the Middle East as well as strengthening partnerships with national key accounts in North America. “Ronnie’s extensive experience of business development, domestic and […]Read More
Mighty Distributing System announces the promotion of Chris Adams to Chief Revenue Officer. In January 2020, Chris joined Mighty as Vice President, Franchise Development, and spent time traveling to learn the Mighty System. During a global pandemic, Chris not only met, but exceeded, all franchise development goals, bringing on strong partners for the Mighty System. […]Read More