Complete Petrol Station Guide on how to set-up, buy, evaluate and get finance for a service station in South Africa 

Complete Petrol Station Guide – Get the information you need to make an informed decision now before buying a petrol station!

Welcome to our Complete Petrol Station Guide, thousands of South Africans dream of owning a petrol station because they favor the idea of being in control and earning an excellent income. The guidebook addresses the due diligence, location, working with business brokers, basics of writing the petrol station business plan, introduction to how to start a petrol station business, getting finance, and managing the petrol garage.

This Complete Petrol Station Guide is an overview of the fuel industry and the basics you need to know about environmental regulations, labor, licenses, registration, and safety specifically in South Africa regarding the setup, running and owning of a filling station. It also provides basic guidelines and links to important acts and resources for people who want to start or set-up their own service stations.

The information comes from the Internet, government publications, interviews, and research. It is thus a compilation of the available information to help you in the process of gaining an overview of what is needed to start a fill station, what to look for when buying a franchise petrol station and basics of running a forecourt in South Africa.

Who should purchase the Complete Petrol Station report?

  • Persons wanting to buy a fuel dealership.
  • Business people interested in becoming forecourt franchisees.
  • People who want information about setting up a service station.
  • Anyone who needs guidance regarding the due diligence process for fill stations.
  • Business people who want an overview of the drafting of the business plan.
  • People who need to get financing for the buying of a petrol station.
  • Anyone looking for information regarding such business opportunities for sale and brokers working specifically with filling stations.
  • Anyone that wants an overview of all the factors to consider and wants information regarding fuel station business plan writers and brokers as well as contact details for all the parties involved.
  • New fuel station owners needing guidance regarding the management of the petrol station.
  • Those who need to upgrade their fuel stations.
  • People who need to apply for the petroleum site licensepetroleum retail license, or petroleum wholesale license.

Guidelines for due diligence, agreements, and scouting for Petrol Stations

The Complete Petrol Station Guide for South Africa explains aspects regarding retailing, locating, and evaluating a petrol station. Franchise fees, lease agreements, wages, environmental issues, financing, EPOS reports, due diligence aspects, layout, etc. are discussed – thus all the basics you need to know if you want to buy fuel stations in SA. It’s well-suited for someone looking for an overview.

Complete Petrol Station Guide – Learn how to evaluate a filling station for sale, how to set-up a new petrol garage, and how to manage the fuel station

Title: Complete Petrol Station Guide (for South Africa). (Electronic copy- thus a Word attachment sent via email)

REGRET NO HARD COPIES as the report is regularly updated – you can, however, print it out)

Edited and updated: Cyrus Brokers
Author: Isebell Gauché
Price: R350.00
Shipment: Emailed within 24 hours of receiving proof of payment.
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Why Buy the Complete Petrol Station Guide?

  • Checklists for due diligence included.
  • Guidance regarding the writing of a business plan specifically for fuel stations.
  • Overview and links to resources regarding the pump price, labor, forecourt management, and environmental regulations.
  • List of business brokers and business consultants dealing specifically with garages and the purchasing as well as the business plan writing process.
  • Essential information about the various licenses involved including Site & Retail licenses.
  • Guidance regarding service station business broker selection.
  • Guidance regarding the buying process of petrol stations in SA.
  • Agreement information.
  • Factors to consider when setting up a petrol station.
  • EPA factors.
  • Valuation methods.
  • Written for today (2024).
  • 118 Plus pages packed with links, lists, essential information, overviews, in-depth information, and guidance.
  • The price is only R350.
  • The report is in e-book format (Word document) and sent as an attachment to your email – you may print it out (regret only available in e-format and thus no hard copies because it’s updated annually). Filling station retail license information

Contains information about retail license applications and renewals. It also has information about brokers and consultants who can assist with the retail license applications. In addition, the guide includes information about site licenses and requirements.

Business plan sample and guidelines plus checklists

The guidelines make the process of drawing up a service station business plan and projections for a fuel forecourt a bit easier. Use the checklists for site and business auditing and ensure that you know what to look for in contracts.

Environmental & municipal regulations

Get the basics and links about the various environmental and municipal regulations governing the fuel industry including underground storage tanks, the location of the fill station, forecourt layout, and more.

Contains essential links to ensure that you can always have access to important information.

Avoid making costly mistakes such as:

  • Under or overestimating income.
  • Poor site selection.
  • Being tricked into thinking the fuel station is profitable.
  • Not complying with labor, environmental and statutory regulations.
  • Making mistakes because you lack operational knowledge.

With thousands of people looking to buy fuel stations in South Africa, you need a competitive edge. The petrol station guide will give you the information to help you get started.


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