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09/27/2019
FIVE WAYS YOU COULD ACCIDENTALLY, INADVERTENTLY DAMAGE YOUR CAR

Routine maintenance or some standard problems with your car will lead you to bring in your vehicle at your local Milex Complete Auto Care or Mr. Transmission shop.  However, there will sometimes be some unexpected circumstances that require service that can be preventable. With our busy daily lives, we don’t always think about simple things we may be doing […]

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09/19/2019
BE PREPARED: 9 MUST-HAVES IN YOUR CAR IN CASE THERE’S AN EMERGENCY

Nobody likes to think about it, but things can go wrong when you’re driving. Sometimes very wrong. One reason we often tell people to bring their vehicles in for regular maintenance is that things are less likely to go wrong if you take care of your car. You’re far less likely to have a flat […]

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09/12/2019
TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR CAR AND SAVING MONEY AT THE PUMP

For a lot of people, September is the financial calm before the storm. That is, summer is over, and you’re done with back-to-school shopping, expensive vacations, paying for summer camp and maybe some home improvements. If you spent a little extra money this summer, now is a good time to start saving up before the […]

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08/26/2019
CELEBRATING WORLD ENTREPRENEURS DAY

World Entrepreneurs Day is August 21 and its purpose is to create awareness for entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership throughout the world.  It is a time to recognize those who have started their own business and learn more about their challenges and successes along the way. So in honor of World Entrepreneurs Day, we caught up with […]

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08/23/2019
FRANCHISEE SPOTLIGHT: BILL AND SHERI GRANGER

If you have ever looked into franchises and how they work, it’s always interesting to see how one comes together. There’s no one right or wrong way to become a franchise owner. Sometimes people lose their job and then invest their life savings and become a franchise owner. Other times, investors will buy franchises and […]

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08/12/2019
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAR'S TRANSMISSION

Your car’s transmission can be a complex system.  Unlike other areas of the vehicle such as the engine, fluids, tires, wiper or filters, many people do not know much about the transmission.  Most people do not handle maintenance or repairs on their own and instead leave it up to the experts like those at Mr. Transmission. […]

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08/02/2019
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HIT A POTHOLE

One of the most common and dreaded hazards of everyday driving is the pothole.  Not all potholes are created equally, of course. You might sail over one without any issues whatsoever, and your car may feel the lingering effects from one for some time.  Those effects can be quite costly, however, as the American Automobile […]

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07/30/2019
THREE WAYS YOUR CAR IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

Sometimes people talk to their cars.  It is often when there is a problem with the vehicle’s performance or an emergency on the road.  Those comments can be loud and not always pleasant. As odd as it may sound, you do want to make sure your relationship with your car isn’t one-sided. There are times […]

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06/14/2019
A FAMILY HISTORY OF AUTO REPAIR

Randy Whitworth is a longtime Mr. Transmission franchisee, owning two stores in Alabama.  It should probably come as no surprise that each of his three children have followed his footsteps into the auto repair business. Randy’s father was a mechanic and his brother is a builder at his Pelham store, so car repair “is in the family’s […]

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05/28/2019
HOW TO “PACK” YOUR CAR FOR VACATION

Summer vacation season is almost upon us, and many of us will likely be driving a little more. So if you’re thinking of taking a road trip or a vacation somewhere in your car, you may want to do more than pack the sunscreen. Yep, that’s right. You probably should get your car prepared for […]

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