Posted on 8/1/2017
A Mr. Transmission Franchisee Reveals How He Achieved His Success How long have you worked with Mr. Transmission?
33 years. I started working there in May 1984. What did you do before coming to Mr. Transmission?
I graduated Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. I then spent my first two years out of college working at a Sherwin Williams store, before being offered a manager position with Mr. Transmission in Jackson in May of 1984. After spending 10 years as Center Manager, I bought the Mr. Transmission store when the previous owner retired. I’ll never forget that moment. It was what I had been working toward for years, and I’ve never looked back. Why did you decide to work at Mr. Transmission and then purchas ... read more
Posted on 4/13/2017
Customer loyalty can be elusive for the average small business owner, and many entrepreneurs struggle to find the secret formula that makes customers want to come back to their business. Jason Kuriger is certainly not among that group. After just four years, Jason’s Mr. Transmission store has become a fixture in his community, and he has a reputation for integrity, honesty and caring that brings people back to his store. According to Jason’s most recent estimates, somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of his customers are repeat visitors, and he makes sure each one feels as though they were the most valued individual in the state of Illinois. Jason entered the automotive industry in 1991, working at a car dealership’s parts and service office. After several years of being in that role and moving ... read more
Posted on 12/28/2016
Small Business Expects Big Changes in 2017 Featuring Dean Bingham, Mr. Transmission/Milex Complete Auto Care, Greenville, SC Original news story found here. NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s election as president has made many small-business owners more upbeat about 2017. Dean Bingham said he’s cautiously optimistic because business picked up at his auto repair shop after the election — people who had put off fixing their cars have decided it’s time to get them serviced. “Over the last month, customers have been coming in with optimism that they didn’t have the last few years,” said Bingham, owner of a Mr. Transmission/Milex franchise in ... read more
Posted on 9/27/2016
Crest Hill business owner caters to Joliet area teachers Jason Kuriger knows importance of giving back CREST HILL – Jill Carter read the letter Jason Kuriger dropped off at Chaney Monge School in Crest Hill and took a chance. Carter’s car needed a mechanic. Kuriger, the owner of a Mr. Transmission/Milex automotive repair shop in Crest Hill, offered a Teacher Loyalty Program, which meant a 15 percent discount on most services. She found the service to be friendly and reliable. No slick pushes for unnecessary repairs. Free rides to and from work when her car is in the shop. No messes left inside the car. Reasonable prices. “I can trust him when he says, ‘You need this’ and ‘Yeah, this will wait,” said Carter, a reading interventionist at Chaney Monge School. Kuriger began the Teacher Loyalty Program when he opened the shop three years ago. About 95 teachers are enrolle ... read more
Posted on 12/10/2015
Automobiles come with numerous parts, and with those parts comes a multitude of myths surrounding them. The transmission in particular remains a mystery to many drivers today. The professionals at Mr. Transmission banded together to help you determine what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to these popular claims: Manual transmissions get better mileage than automatic ones. While this particular myth may have been true in the past, it’s not so much the case anymore. Inefficiencies that plagued automatic transmissions in previous years have been smoothed out and replaced with more variable speeds – perhaps giving them an advantage over manual models when it comes to mileage.\ “Inefficiencies that plagued automatic transmissions in previous years have been smoothed out.” Manual transmissions are cheaper to repair than automati ... read more