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Pandemic puts couple's small business on hold for a year

Pandemic puts couple's small business on hold for a year

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

Travel tips to stay safe during winter weather

Travel tips to stay safe during winter weather

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

Winter car care if your car is sitting in the driveway

Winter car care if your car is sitting in the driveway

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

Keeping Your Car Safe in the Winter

Keeping Your Car Safe in the Winter

Check out owner Steve from Mr. Transmission Milex in Cary, NC with how to keep your car safe in the winter. Story originally published by WRAL News

Columbus Opens During Pandemic

Columbus Opens During Pandemic

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/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

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

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 whi ... read more

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