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Where is the automotive industry in 2015?

Where is the automotive industry in 2015?

It’s a good time to be a part of the automotive industry. While all industries — including the automotive industry — took a hit in the recession of 2008, we have seen great growth along with the rest of the economy. In fact, automotive sales have increased over the past five years, from 2009 to 2014. This growth is being fueled by a stronger economy overall and increased consumer confidence in the economy. That means consumers are more willing to make big purchases, like a new car and automotive aftermarket accessories. But there is another industry trend at play in the recent years. While many people are buying cars, just as many are holding on to their cars for longer. On average, they keep cars for 63.9 months, which is 4.5 months longer than in previous years. This trend has led to an increase in consumer demand for auto repairs, su ... read more

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Milex/Alta Mere Franchise to Offer Complete Range of Auto Care Services

Moran Family of Brands Opens Newest Location in Boonsboro, MD Milex/Alta Mere Franchise to Offer Complete Range of Auto Care Services Midlothian, IL (November 10, 2015) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, announced the opening of their newest franchise location in Boonsboro, MD. The Milex Complete Auto Care /Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters franchise opened in October at 801 N. Main Street in Boonsboro. The Milex/Alta Mere co-branded operation provides area customers a full range of automotive repair and auto accessory solutions. Milex offers preventative maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling system to fuel system and engine repair along with a full range of diagnostic services. Beginning in January, they will also offer automotive accessory options such as window tinting, car alarms and vehicle safety products throu ... read more

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Franchisee of the Year 2014 – Jay Pond Mr. Transmission Jackson, MS.

Jay Pond, Mr. Transmission franchisee in Jackson, MS was recently honored for his contributions to franchising and recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. Pond, who has been Mr. Transmission franchisee for the past 30 years, is also a 2-time Franchisee of the year award winner; recognized by his peers for his outstanding performance and contributions as a franchisee to help develop and grow the Mr. Transmission brand and franchising The Franchisee of the Year Award is a major portion of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference. This annual conference brings hundreds of franchise business leaders together in Washington, D.C. to discuss important topics regarding franchising with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Jay is a positive role model and mentor for the entire Mr. Transmission system. Jay has been the recipient of the Award of Excellence for the past 14 years which is a reflectio ... read more

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MR. TRANSMISSION RANKED AMONG FRANCHISE ELITE IN ENTREPRENEUR’S PRESTIGIOUS ANNUAL FRANCHISE 500®

Mr. Transmission Ranked among Franchise Elite in Entrepreneur’s Prestigious Annual Franchise 500® Moran Family of Brands’, Mr. Transmission, recognized as leader in the automotive aftermarket and franchise industries Midlothian, Ill. – Mr. Transmission was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® ranks Mr. Transmission at 478 out of 500 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. “In 2013, we gained strength and momentum as the automotive industry continued to improve and gain traction,” said Barbara Moran, CEO of Moran Family of Brands, parent company of Mr. Transmission and several other automotive aftermarket brands such as Milex Complete Auto Care and Alta Mere. “Being recogni ... read more

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Getting your car to spring forward.

Getting your car to spring forward.

The worst of winter is over and spring is quickly approaching. As a driver, you went through a lot this winter. Hopefully, you didn’t get stuck in the snow. Still, with the prospect of any more of the white stuff becoming less likely, it’s time to prepare for the coming spring and summer months. Before you do that, however, you should remember that winter can be a harsh season for vehicles of all makes and models. Before the spring starts, it may be time to do some quick maintenance to deal with the effects of those cold months. The professionals at Mr. Transmission would like to offer some general tips to get your car ready for spring. Clean-up time When driving during winter, you have to remember that the very materials used to let you drive on the road can and will damage your vehicle. Rock salts and other anti-freezing minerals can be corrosive to your vehicle over time. Even though they eventually slide off during the spring months, not taking the most basic me ... read more

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Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

We’re in the middle of winter, and so snow storms are a common sight. Sometimes, it’s just flurries slowly drifting onto the roads. Other times, it’s a whiteout that covers the roads in snow and makes it impossible to drive any faster that 5 mph In some cases, you may even get stuck on the roads if you drive out there. You want to do as much as possible to avoid getting caught off guard, and prevent yourself from getting hypothermia or frostbite among other conditions. The professionals at Mr. Transmission would like to offer some advice if you have to drive out on the roads during a blizzard. However, the first piece of advice they would like to share is this: Do not drive out there unless it’s absolutely necessary. What to do before In the event that your travels will cause you to be in the midst of a snowstorm, planning ahead is essential. If you can, plan your work day and driving time s ... read more

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The differences between hybrid and regular cars.

The differences between hybrid and regular cars.

When choosing a vehicle, it can sometimes be difficult to understand why one car is different from any other, even after you test drive and purchase them. There are a lot of small features that go into a car that you may miss. These little details often only become apparent when something goes wrong with your vehicle. That’s when you find out about a part or something that needs to be replaced, costing you a lot of money. Understanding at least some of the differences between the various types of cars is important when thinking about your future and whether you’ll need auto repair. This is especially the case with newer hybrid vehicles, which have unique functions designed to save you fuel and thus money. Knowing what makes hybrids special can save you a lot in the long run. The experts at Mr. Transmission would like to offer you some important points on what makes these relatively new cars stand out, so that repairs are more affordable. A little more sophistication The ... read more

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