Milex Complete Auto Care Store Opens in Cedar Rapids, IA
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Milex Complete Auto Care Store Opens in Cedar Rapids, IA

Store to Offer Complete Range of General Automotive Repair Services

November 20, 2018 // // Midlothian, IL - 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, radiator, cooling systems and engine repair along with a full range of diagnostic services.

The new franchise is co-owned by Grant Humston and his partner, Melissa Riedesel. Humston is an ASE Master Technician and has been an auto tech and shop manager in multiple locations in Iowa and Arizona for more than 20 years. Riedesel, who will handle the store’s human resources, payroll and administrative duties, also currently works with a home-based travel agency and is the business manager at Grace Lutheran Church in Dewitt.

“We are excited to bring the Milex national brand to Iowa and serve residents in the area,” said Humston. “As we were examining our options of owning an auto repair franchise in Cedar Rapids, we were immediately drawn to the family atmosphere throughout the Moran system. They operate with the same philosophy we have in treating our customers – just like family.”

This is the first Milex Complete Auto Care shop in the state of Iowa. The national franchise has 40 locations across the country.

“We are proud to expand our franchise footprint with our first location in Iowa and believe the Milex shop will be a great service to residents in Cedar Rapids,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “Grant has two decades of experience in the auto repair industry and I think he and Melissa will do a great job of operating a very successful business in their local community.”

About Moran Family of Brands

Moran Family of Brands is one of the nation’s leading franchisors of general automotive repair, transmission repair and automotive accessory centers. 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, “The Professionals”; Alta Mere “The Automotive Outfitters”; and Milex Complete Auto Care centers and SmartView Window Solutions. For more information on Moran Family of Brands visit

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