November 5, 2021

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 Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care store in Durham, North Carolina.

The Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded franchise opened on September 21 and is located at 5116 NC-55 in Durham.  The new store is co-owned by Elmer Gilliam and his wife, Rebecca.  It is the second Mr. Transmission/Milex shop in the Raleigh-Durham area, with the other located at 303 Bowden St. in Cary.

Mr. Transmission/Milex 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 diagnostic services.  Mr. Transmission specializes in repair and installation of a vehicle’s transmission systems and drivetrain components.

Elmer Gilliam is a trained electrical engineer and has held several consulting roles throughout his career.  He most recently served as an engineering compliance consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech sector.  Rebecca Gilliam is currently a pharmaceutical executive in Durham.

“The new Mr. Transmission/Milex store is perfectly located off Interstate 40 with easy access for residents and commuters in the RTP, Durham, Morrisville and Cary areas,” said Elmer Gilliam.  “We will provide outstanding and honest service for car owners in the area and also be an engaged member of the Durham community.”

Gilliam’s new location features six car bays inside an air-conditioned garage that is approximately 4,800 square feet and. He has hired a chief technician and center manager and is currently looking to bring on additional staff members as the store opens and business grows.

“The Raleigh-Durham market has been very good for Mr. Transmission/Milex and we are looking forward to bringing a second store to the area,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands.  “The Gilliams have faced a number of challenges with the pandemic over the past year to open their business, but they have picked a great location and we feel they will be extremely successful in providing quality car care for residents in the area.”

The Milex/Mr. Transmission store will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Moran Family of Brands:

Moran Family of Brands is one of the nation’s leading franchisors of general automotive repair, transmission repair, automotive accessories, and window tint and paint protection services. Based in Midlothian, Illinois, Moran Family of Brands provides specialty products and services in virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket through four individual brands and a total of more than 120 franchise locations nationwide including: Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care, Turbo Tint, Alta Mere “The Automotive Outfitters”, and SmartView Window Solutions. For more information on Moran Family of Brands visit

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