One couple was waiting for final approval of their small business loan at the end of February 2020. They never expected a global pandemic to derail their plans. Bevin and Troy Fink opened the Milex/Mr. Transmission auto repair store just off Church Street earlier this month, on Feb. 1, a year after they applied for their small business loan. When the pandemic started spreading rapidly in the U.S. by March 2020, the CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) began prioritizing PPP loans. But this meant that the Finks were stuck waiting for the SBA loan approval they needed to get their business started. And they weren't sure how long it would take. It wasn't until the day before Thanksgiving when they finally heard back from the bank and got a ... read more
Steve Sargent of Milex Mr. Transmission of Cary, NC talks about travel tips to stay safe driving in winter weather. Story originally published on CBS17.
If you are not driving as much during these winter months, don't forget about your necessary car maintenance. As icy and pouring rain descended across the Carolinas Thursday and with so many people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some Carolinians are not driving as often. While that might be good news when it comes to putting serious mileage on your vehicle, it can be bad news for other aspects of your car. Car care should be a year-round concern. “Me, I think of it as our joints," Bevin Fink of Mr. Transmission Milex in Concord explained. "The longer you sit, the harder it is to get moving, so you need to get that engine going to get those fluids moving." First up, when cold nights hit and you aren't driving as much, car battery care needs to be front-of-mind so you don’t get stuck when you hop in your vehicle again. One way to prevent this issue is to buy ... read more
Matt and Debra Boily of Mr Transmission Milex of Columbus, OH talk about opening a new automotive repair franchise during the pandemic. Story originally published by Spectrum News.
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
Over the last 20 years, Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care has been providing customers with one-stop automotive care, promoting long-term customer relationships and delivering more revenue streams for franchisees. And although auto care is deemed essential in most states, the Moran Family of Brands wanted to do more to help ensure customer safety during the coronavirus pandemic. “If customers do not wish to come into any of our locations, participating centers are offering free vehicle pickup and drop-off for customers within a five- to 10-mile radius,” says Amanda Maquet, project manager-marketing director for the Moran Family of Brands. “All locations will continue to perform regular maintenance, engine repairs, transmission repairs, and free towing on all major repairs. All of our technicians are also taking all the necessary precautions during this sensitive t ... read more
Bill Granger of Mr. Transmission Milex in Bradenton, FL shows how important it is to disinfect your vehicle and what sanitizing product you need to use. Story originally published on Spectrum Bay 9 News
Cindy Hester of Mr. Transmission of Sandy Springs, GA sheds some light on how dirty your car actually is! Story Originally published on WSBTV 2 Atlanta
George Kok of Mr. Transmission Milex in Lousiville, KY and Clarksville, IN shows what surfaces are the most important to disinfect in your vehicle. Story originally published on NBCs Wave 3 news.
Steve Sargent of Mr. Transmission Milex of Cary, NC discusses how to properly disinfect the surfaces of your vehicle. Story orignially published on CBS 17 Raleigh