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Your Check Engine Light is Talking To You. Are You Listening?

Your Check Engine Light is Talking To You. Are You Listening?

You would think that most drivers, if a check engine light came on, would take their car into be serviced – right away. Because it says check engine. But as you know, if you’ve been driving awhile and owned a few cars in your lifetime, that doesn’t always happen. People are busy. Sometimes money is tight. And if the car is still driving and seems okay, it’s easy to justify not taking your vehicle in. And the more days, weeks or even months that go by, the easier it becomes to rationalize. “The car is running fine,” you may be thinking, “and I have this money in the bank, and I don’t want to complicate my life with a big car repair bill. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But the problem with that thinking is -- it probably is broken! So, yes, fix it. And taking your car in now may save you from a far, far bigger car repair bill in the future. At Milex/Mr. Transmission, w ... read more

Four Bad Car Habits to Break

Four Bad Car Habits to Break

We all have bad habits, and some of them are worse than others. And sometimes our bad habits can really hurt us, literally and financially. We see that sometimes at Milex Complete Auto Care. That’s why we thought we’d spotlight some bad car habits that a lot of people do – that can sometimes cause you to bring their car in to be looked at, far more than they had planned. What sort of bad habits are we talking about? Well, see if you ever do any of these. You ignore a potentially troubling sound coming from your car. Maybe it’s the brakes. A screeching sound. Perhaps it’s a banging sound. None of those sounds are good, but maybe you downplay their significance if your car is still running without a problem. If you’re hearing screeching when you’re braking, you probably need brake pads, and if you’re not careful, and the screeching continues, you may need to replace the brak ... read more

Why Invent the Wheel? Franchise It, Instead

Why Invent the Wheel? Franchise It, Instead

If you’ve thought many times about starting a business but quickly dismissed the idea, there are probably some logical reasons holding you back.  Fear of failure, having the proper guidance and being able to market and sell your product or service could all be reasons why you hesitate in starting your own business. One possible solution to overcoming many of these fears is by looking into franchising. That is, running a business that is part of a regional or nationwide company. As you presumably know, McDonald’s is a franchise. So is Subway, Ace Hardware and Circle K. In fact, there are over 3,000 types of franchise brands in a wide range of industries. When you own a franchise, you’re the business owner – but it’s a little similar to being a condominium owner. In that situation, you own the property and have a lot of leewa ... read more

Mr. Transmission Milex of Crest Hill

Mr. Transmission Milex of Crest Hill

Crest Hill business owner caters to Joliet area teachers Jason Kuriger knows importance of giving back CREST HILL – Jill Carter read the letter Jason Kuriger dropped off at Chaney Monge School in Crest Hill and took a chance. Carter’s car needed a mechanic. Kuriger, the owner of a Mr. Transmission/Milex automotive repair shop in Crest Hill, offered a Teacher Loyalty Program, which meant a 15 percent discount on most services. She found the service to be friendly and reliable. No slick pushes for unnecessary repairs. Free rides to and from work when her car is in the shop. No messes left inside the car. Reasonable prices. “I can trust him when he says, ‘You need this’ and ‘Yeah, this will wait,” said Carter, a reading interventionist at Chaney Monge School. Kuriger began the Teacher Loyalty Program when he opened the shop three years ago. About 95 teachers are enrolle ... read more

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Car Experts Offer Suggestions for Students Heading off to College

Car Experts Offer Suggestions for Students Heading off to College

Car Experts Offer Suggestions for Students Heading off to College Moran Family of Brands Professionals Provide Car Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself Tips College students around the country are preparing to drive off to campus this month to start classes and live on their own. Car care experts at Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of transmission and general automotive repair, are providing students with maintenance tips to keep their vehicles running smoothly as they head off to school this fall. “College students are often relatively new car owners who have relied on their parents for maintenance schedules and advice,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “Now that they are going out on their own, they will need to know the best ways to take care of their vehicles while they are away from home. We want to offer ... read more

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Franchisee Spotlight: Albert Daniel, Owner of Milex/Alta Mere, Boonsboro

Franchisee Spotlight: Albert Daniel, Owner of Milex/Alta Mere, Boonsboro

“Like father, like son” suits Albert Daniel. Growing up, Daniel’s father was the neighborhood mechanic, often accepting a helping hand from the younger Daniel. From there, Daniel spent five years in the Navy, where he repaired and maintained equipment that supported jets on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Eventually, after spending a few years as a technician for General Motors, Daniel decided to become his own boss and start a franchise. That’s when he opened his first Milex Complete Auto Care store in Frederick, Maryland, in 2007. With the help of his wife, the store’s co-owner who handles accounting and HR, Daniel turned his business into a neighborhood success. After eight years in Fredericksburg, Daniel decided it was time to expand his business and open a second location. This past fall, in ... read more

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