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Holiday Traveling Amid Pandemic

Holiday Traveling Amid Pandemic

Thanksgiving and Christmas are busy times when it comes to traveling to see friends and family, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans not to travel this year for the Thanksgiving holiday. Coronavirus cases surged in America after Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Health experts said the cases could surge again after Thanksgiving. According to AAA, flights are expected to be down by nearly half this Thanksgiving compared to prior years. At least 2.4 million people are expected to fly. AAA also projects 47.8 million people will be driving to their Thanksgiving destinations this year.  With so much travel, a car care expert from ‘Mr. Transmission’ provides safe tips for the road and to help cut down on virus exposure. Wipe it Down – Carry a packet of disinfecting wipes and frequently clean com ... read more

Expert Offers Vehicle Safety Checklist Ahead of Thanksgiving Travel Season

Expert Offers Vehicle Safety Checklist Ahead of Thanksgiving Travel Season

More people may stay at home for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic, but millions of Americans are still expected to hit the roads for the holiday. Thanksgiving air travel is expected to be way down as the country continues to battle the coronavirus.  With that being said, now is not the time to let up on the gas when it comes to getting your vehicle ready, a local expert told WDRB News.  "Particularly now as we're trying to get through this virus, a lot of us are distracted, and we just don't pay attention to some of the things that we used to," said George Kok of Mr. Transmission.  Kok recommends creating a safety kit that includes masks, a thermometer, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to wipe everything down.  "Gas pumps are probably one of the dirtiest things you'll ever touch," he said. Tire pressure is one of ... read more

Milex/Mr. Transmission Store Opens in Columbus

Milex/Mr. Transmission Store Opens in Columbus

Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced its newest franchise location with a Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission store in Columbus, Ohio. The Milex/Mr. Transmission co-branded franchise opened on September 21 and is located at 2233 Morse Road. The new store is owned by Columbus residents Matt and Debra Boily, who recently moved from Seattle. In addition to the newest store, the couple signed franchise agreements to bring two additional Milex/Mr. Transmission shops to the Columbus area in 2022 and 2024. Milex/Mr. Transmission will offer customers in the area a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services. Milex provides customers with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling systems and engine repair along with a full range of diagnost ... read more

Transmission Transition: Passing the Family Business to the Next Generation

Transmission Transition: Passing the Family Business to the Next Generation

Randy Whitworth sits in the middle of three generations who have all worked in the auto repair business. His father was a diesel mechanic, and he followed suit, spending more than 40 years in automotive repair. For the past 34 years, he has been in business for himself. Today his three adult children also have followed suit, and all work with or near him in their home state of Alabama. “Car repair is in our family’s blood,” says the 61-year-old. So is succession planning. Whitworth got his first taste of franchising in the mid-1980s when he opened his first Mr. Transmission. He liked the way the model worked so he bought another nearby in 2007. Today he owns Mr. Transmission shops in Riverchase and Pelham, Alabama. His daughter Amberly manages the Riverchase shop, and his son Randall manages the Pelham location. Kimberly, his elder daughter, opened her own Mr ... read more

Preparing Cars for a Summer Road Trip in Houston

Preparing Cars for a Summer Road Trip in Houston

Check out these road trip tips from Mr. Transmission Milex owner Ronnie in Houston, TX. Story originally published on CW 39.

Reluctance to Fly Could Lead to More Cars On Road for Labor Day

Reluctance to Fly Could Lead to More Cars On Road for Labor Day

Due to the many travel restrictions from COVID-19, more people will be driving to their Labor Day destinations this year.   Labor Day is already one of the busiest travel weekends of the year as people look to get in the final trip of the summer. Due to the many travel restrictions from COVID-19, more people will be driving to their holiday weekend destinations this year.  That's why you need to make sure your car is running properly before heading out on the road in the coming weeks.   A survey by the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), projected an increase in car travel this summer with the following numbers: -78 percent of the respondents said they would be driving to their summer vacation spot in 2020. -62 percent said they planned to take their personal car, up from 36 percent last year. -54 percent said they would be traveling more than 400 miles roundtrip to and from their destination. -63 percent plan on traveling the same distance ... read more

Car Care Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Car Care Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is typically one of the busiest travel weekends of the year as people look to get in the final trip of the summer.  Due to the many travel restrictions from COVID-19, more people will be driving to their holiday weekend destinations this year.  This places an increased importance on making sure your car is running properly before heading out on the road in the coming weeks.  With cars on the road this summer, local car care experts with Mr. Transmission and Milex Complete Auto Care are letting people know the proper ways to take care of their vehicle to help them get safely to their vacation destination. Here are some areas on the car our professionals recommend checking to ensure a safe, comfortable and problem-free road trip: Cooling Systems – Car engines can overheat after spending several hours on the interstate while driving at hig ... read more

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

Check out these tips from Mr. Transmission Milex owner Steve in Cary, NC on how to prepare your vehicle for a road trip. Story originally published on WRAL.

Preparing Your Car For a Summer Road Trip

Preparing Your Car For a Summer Road Trip

Check out these tips to prepare your car for a summer road trip from Mr. Transmission Milex owner Bob from Wilsonville, OR. Story originally published by KOIN.com.   Check out these tips on how to prepare your car for a summer road trip from Mr. Transmission owner Scott in Atlanta, GA. Story originally published by Focus Atlanta.     Check out these tips to prepare your car for a summer road trip from Mr. Transmission Milex owner George in Louisville, KY. Story originally published by ... read more

Auto Experts Push for Proper Car Care as More People Drive for Summer Vacations

Auto Experts Push for Proper Car Care as More People Drive for Summer Vacations

As COVD-19 restrictions continue to loosen, experts said more people are taking major trips, and they’re choosing to drive. A recent study by the Out of Home Advertising Association said that 78 percent of people will be driving for vacation this year. Experts say that’s due in part to the reluctance to fly during the pandemic and low gas prices. John Murph with Mr. Transmission said that he’s gotten more business than ever before, especially now that the summer is here and more people are taking trips to the beach. He said before taking those major trips, to make sure your car goes through a complete diagnostic—- getting the battery, tires, air filter and transmission checked out. Murph said not taking the proper steps, can lead to thousands of dollars in repair costs.  “We have people who traveled on the way to the beach that didn’t do ... read more

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