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Mr. Transmission ‘zee aims to change Africa’s auto aftermarket

Mr. Transmission ‘zee aims to change Africa’s auto aftermarket

“This is going to sound corny,” warns Temi Adelu-Davis as she explains the impetus behind searching for an auto-related franchise to bring to Nigeria, “but what really tipped it over is love.” What started with a marriage proposal from then-boyfriend Glen Davis before Adelu-Davis moved home to her native Nigeria began a nearly five-year saga filled with delays, logistics challenges, bribery—or rather lack thereof—and ultimately perseverance to open a Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded location in Africa’s most populous country. “When I was going to say good-bye he said he was coming along and he proposed,” remembers Adelu-Davis of relocating from Houston, Texas, to Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. “But what was he going to do in Nigeria?” Temi Adelu-Davis, along with husban ... read more

MILITARY EXPERIENCE SETS COURSE FOR FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP

MILITARY EXPERIENCE SETS COURSE FOR FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP

Albert Daniel’s childhood did not put him on track to become an award-winning business owner with two successful automotive repair franchises. Albert grew up in a rough neighborhood in suburban Washington, D.C. and did not have the money to attend college, but believed he could find opportunities for his future in the military. Albert credits the United States Navy for giving him the tools to serve his country and his future. “My military experience was extremely helpful and prepared me in so many ways,” said Daniel. “I was taught the importance of having a strong work ethic and doing whatever it takes to get the job done right.  All those things I learned in the military.” Albert earned his GED and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17, spending six years in the service from 1989 to 1994.  Since he had experience working on cars growing up, Albert tested hig ... read more

Pollen is trouble some for cars during spring maintenance

Pollen is trouble some for cars during spring maintenance

April is National Car Care Month, and Jeff Hogan speaks with Steve Sargent of Mr. Transmission Milex about how to keep your car in good condition during the spring and summer. Story originally aired on WARL: www.wral.com/pollen-is-troublesome-for-cars-during-spring-maintenance/18322330/

New Ownership Upgrades Mr. Transmission/Milex Shop in Stafford, TX

New Ownership Upgrades Mr. Transmission/Milex Shop in Stafford, TX

Store Offers Complete Range of Automotive and Transmission Repair Midlothian, IL (March 03, 2019) – The Mr. Transmission/Milex store located at 13572 Murphy Road in Stafford, TX recently underwent a change of ownership that has refreshed the shop’s image while continuing to offer customers in the area the same superior transmission and auto repair services it has for the past 30 years. Jason Shastri became the new franchise owner of the co-branded store on January 1. Customers will notice improvements to the facility such as new signage and an updated appearance in the waiting area. The store also upgraded its shop floor, computer and phone system while replacing much of the shop’s equipment. In order to support its customers better, Shastri has also hired an experienced sales manager and increased its marketing efforts to promote the store’s overall automotive repair services. M ... read more

5 Steps to make your car winter-ready

5 Steps to make your car winter-ready

Steve Sargent of Mr. Transmission Milex in Cary, NC speaks with Jeff Hogan on 5 steps to make your car winter ready. Story originally aired on WARL: www.wral.com/5-steps-to-make-your-car-winter-ready/18963037/

Mr. Transmission/Milex Store Opens in Las Vegas

Mr. Transmission/Milex Store Opens in Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded franchise opened on December 1 and is located at 1180 N. Nellis Blvd. in Las Vegas.  The new franchise is co-owned by Las Vegas residents Michael Rucker and LeRoy Holland. Rucker has served a variety of leadership positions within the hospitality industry over the last 30 years. Holland has more than 25 years of experience in automotive and mechanical repairs. Mr. Transmission/Milex will offer customers in the area a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services.  Mr. Transmission specializes in repair and installation of a vehicle’s transmission systems and drivetrain components.  Milex provide ... read more

Milex Complete Auto Care Ranked Among Franchise Elite

Milex Complete Auto Care Ranked Among Franchise Elite

Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation's leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, has recently been recognized by some of the top ranking systems in the franchising industry. Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care was ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500 places Mr. Transmission/Milex as #418 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power. "We spend months gathering and crunching data in order to produce the Franchise 500 ranking. We're proud of the result and the way it continues to be a resource for the franchise community," said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. "Like every industry, franchising is ever-evolving and must smartly react ... read more

Moran Family of Brands Opens First International Location in Nigeria

Moran Family of Brands Opens First International Location in Nigeria

Franchise Recently Opened Auto Repair Store and Distribution Center in Lagos. Midlothian, IL (January 05, 2019) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced the addition of its first international location with a Mr. Transmission/Milex co-branded store in Nigeria. The shop had a soft opening in mid-2018 and will hold a grand opening later this month. Moran broke ground several years ago on its first foreign location, which will be in the Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria. The new, 38,000 square foot facility in Nigeria features the central company headquarters, a distribution center and the Mr. Transmission/Milex store. To this point, Moran has more than 120 franchised locations, all based in the United States. The franchise is owned by Tem ... read more

Milex Complete Auto Care Store Opens in Cedar Rapids, IA

Milex Complete Auto Care Store Opens in Cedar Rapids, IA

Store to Offer Complete Range of General Automotive Repair Services. Midlothian, IL (December 01, 2018) – 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 store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The new Milex franchise opened on November 1 and is located at 2010 Sylvia Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids at the site of the former Iowa Auto Glass store. The current shop will operate out of a 5,000 square foot facility with five auto bays. The Milex shop provides customers in the Cedar Rapids area with a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services. The store offers preventative maintenance work such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling systems and engine repair along with a ful ... read more

Moran Family of Brands Celebrates Veterans Day

Moran Family of Brands Celebrates Veterans Day

Auto Franchise Features 14 Veterans as Business Owners. Midlothian, IL (November 01, 2018) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair, window tinting and driver safety products, recognizes its many franchisees who have served this country in the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Moran Family of Brands is proud to have 14 current franchisees who are United States Veterans. Moran franchisees have been enlisted in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines branches of the military, as well as the national guard. They have served the country in parts of the last seven decades and were deployed in countries from Vietnam to Iraq. The following franchise owners in the Moran system have all served in the military: NameDean BinghamPat BinghamJohn BlantonDave CannonRoman CombsAlbert DanielGreg DeFeverLowell HesterScott HesterGeorge KokJason KurigerFrank NortonDerrick Weav ... read more

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