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Milex/Mr. Transmission Named a Top Game Changer by Franchise Dictionary Magazine

Milex/Mr. Transmission Named a Top Game Changer by Franchise Dictionary Magazine

Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair and transmission repair services, was recently named as one of the Top 100 Game Changers by Franchise Dictionary Magazine, a prestigious honor in the franchise community. Being selected by readers of Franchise Dictionary Magazine is a recognition given to only 100 businesses in the franchise community each year. Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission succeeded in meeting the criteria to be listed as a Top 100 Game Changers by the publication. The co-branded franchise operation achieved the distinction for exceptional performance in areas such as impacting veterans, appealing to millennials, making an impact and providing a service to its community. Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission also fills a unique niche and creates opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. “It is a tremendous honor for Milex/Mr. Transmission to be recognized by its peers as one of th ... read more

Tips on Keeping Your Car Clean While Traveling

Tips on Keeping Your Car Clean While Traveling

AAA estimates more than 50 million Americans are taking a road trip this week for Thanksgiving.    That includes about 2.5 million Floridians.  Again, that's despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging people to stay home because of the spike in coronavirus cases across the country.     So, if you are going to hit the road anyway, there are some things you can do to help keep yourself safe in your car.   Many of us who are working from home may not be driving our cars every day, but keeping it clean needs to be a priority, especially when traveling.  When you get in your car, wipe down all the touchpoints. Things like the steering wheel, blinker, door handles, seat belt latch, radio and cup holders, and even your key fob.  Then you need to clean those hands.    "I would keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer, maybe a small package of sanitizing wipes in their vehicle. I also know some people keep an ex ... read more

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.

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