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Be Prepared: 9 Must-Haves in Your Car In Case There’s an Emergency

Be Prepared: 9 Must-Haves in Your Car In Case There’s an Emergency

Be Prepared: 9 Must-Haves in Your Car In Case There’s an Emergency Nobody likes to think about it, but things can go wrong when you’re driving. Sometimes very wrong. One reason we often tell people to bring their vehicles in for regular maintenance is that things are less likely to go wrong if you take care of your car. You’re far less likely to have a flat tire or to see your car engine suddenly go up in smoke if you’re bringing in your car to Mr. Transmission Milex Complete Auto Care for regular oil changes. After all, it’s called Milex Complete Auto Care for a reason. Fluids are topped off, and if there’s a filter that needs changed, or the tires are looking anemic, we’ll let you know.  You also should stop by Alta Mere, the Automotive Outfitters, which have a lot of ... read more

Ways to Keep Your Parked Car Safe

Ways to Keep Your Parked Car Safe

Ways to Keep Your Parked Car Safe July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, a timely reminder about an unpleasant fact that it could happen to any of us. The next time you wander a parking lot wondering where your car is, there will be a chance that you didn’t misplace it. Somebody may have stolen it. According to the FBI’s most recent figures, in 2017, there were 773,139 thefts of motor vehicles. Approximately 75 percent of those thefts were automobiles, so some of those 25 percent were trucks and sport utility vehicles but also things like motor scooters and snowmobiles. Collectively, almost $6 billion in vehicles were stolen that year. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that might help your car stay protected from auto thieves. So in the interest of keeping ... read more

Keep Your Cars Cool and Safe This Summer by Tinting its Windows

Keep Your Cars Cool and Safe This Summer by Tinting its Windows

Do you have little kids or pets? That’s an important reason to consider getting window tinting for your cars. We often preach the benefits of tinted windows at Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters. It can help keep the sun’s harmful radiation from damaging leather seats in your car, and more importantly, protect your skin and. It can do the same thing in homes while adding an extra layer of privacy in both locations. Tinted windows can be an extremely important safety feature. They keep cars cool. It’s quite scary how quickly cars can become hot, when they’re parked, and the motor isn’t running. The website, HeatKills.org, does an effectively chilling job of explaining how dangerous and deadly hot cars can get. For instance, one person is quoted saying that children have died in cars with the temperature outside as low as 63 degrees. The problem is that inside your car, it&r ... read more

Why a Paint Protection Vehicle Wrap May Be Just What Your Car Needs

Why a Paint Protection Vehicle Wrap May Be Just What Your Car Needs

There is nothing like driving a new car off the lot.  In addition to that patented “new car smell”, the exterior of your vehicle looks immaculate.  The fresh paint glistens in the sunlight and the car has nary a nick or smudge of dirt. Unfortunately, that only lasts so long.  The color fades over time after being in the sun day after day.  Winter weather takes its toll, whether it be snow, ice or salt from the road.  You’ll get a scratch here or there.  It could come from a pebble or rock bouncing up from the road or a car door banging into your vehicle in the parking lot. Many of us grow attached to our cars, especially their appearance after frequently washing and waxing them.  So, what do you do when your car starts showing wear and tear but still has many good miles left in them? You could get a paint protection vehicle wrap. If you want to get back to that time in which your car looks flawless and nearly brand new, a paint p ... read more

Four car myths you should stop believing

Four car myths you should stop believing

There are a lot of popular myths in all walks of life.  Myths can be fun to believe but they can be problematic, too. You can imagine how troubling car myths are. If you believe in a car myth, you could end up draining your bank account and wind up stranded along a roadside. Here are four car maintenance myths, though we guarantee that there are many more out there. See if you’ve fallen for any of them. Car myth: Your car’s regular maintenance must be performed at your dealership – if you want to keep your factory warranty valid. The truth: The reality is that your car’s regular maintenance does not have to be done at your dealership. Now, you may want to keep your receipts or ask your Milex Complete Auto Care mechanic for your car’s maintenance records if something goes wrong.  You can take your car into the dealership for a problem in order to prove that you have been getting your regular main ... read more

The Benefits of Wrapping Your Business Vehicle

The Benefits of Wrapping Your Business Vehicle

If you are a business owner and are thinking about ways in which you can promote your brand, have you considered custom wrapping your company car? If you have a company car that you only use for your business, you’ll probably see the merits right away. When driving around town, parking in a lot or meeting with a potential customer, people will instantly notice your business name, logo and contact information.  It’s a no-brainer. Other people may be interested in wrapping their personal vehicles with a specific look or design simply to enhance the appearance of their car.  Professionals with Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters can handle either option and help with whatever suits your needs. Regardless of your company’s contact information, logo or colors, Alta Mere can handle creating a custom wrap.  Same goes for your design and style preference or section(s) of the car to be wrapped.  This proce ... read more

Four Ways Co-Branding Can Grow Your Business

Four Ways Co-Branding Can Grow Your Business

Most business owners want to grow a business. The question is – how to grow it? After all, there are a lot of ways to grow a business in the wrong way. You can expand your business to the point that you’re spending more on the infrastructure or inventory than you’re receiving in revenue. You can spread yourself too thin, where your business is doing too many different things and none of them very well. There’s a reason the term growing pains is often thrown around. Growing can involve a fair amount of agony. That’s why we’re big fans of co-branding, the concept of having a business that has two or three or more brands under one roof. In other words, if you run a Milex Complete Auto Care, a full-service auto repair shop, you might also be the owner of a Mr. Transmission, which does transmission and clutch repair. It’s a way of growing and avoiding growing ... read more

Battle the Darkness with Headlight Restoration

Battle the Darkness with Headlight Restoration

If you have glasses, you know how difficult it can be to see when you get them smudged. People wearing contacts may have some experience if they get something on their lenses. Your car can suffer a similar vision problem. Whenever you’ve driven in the darkness, perhaps you have found yourself flipping off your headlights quickly and then flipping them back on – because you suddenly weren't entirely sure your lights were even on.  Even if they were on, they may seem awfully dim.  If that has ever happened to you, your car may be a good candidate for headlight restoration. What is headlight restoration? Think of it as cleaning your glasses with spray and wipes. Every once in awhile, your car’s “glasses” could use some cleaning – which takes more than using some spray and wipes. If you come into Alta Mere, our technicians and their tools can clean and repair your headlights and restore them to its ... read more

Prepare Your Car for the Winter Elements with Paint Protection

Prepare Your Car for the Winter Elements with Paint Protection

If you live in a cold climate, you know what’s in store for any driver in the coming months – icy roads, ice covering the windshield, snow smothering the car roof, slush spraying everywhere on your vehicle.  Due to many of these conditions, salt is applied to the roads everywhere.  Our cars take a pounding with any number of these elements from November through March.  Whether it is repeated snowfall in the north and midwest or ice storms in the south, few places are immune to the toll the winter weather takes on our vehicles. Which is why you really may want to think about getting paint protection film. Even if you’re often parking your car in a garage, time isn’t your car’s friend either. Eventually, if not winter sludge, road salt or snow-melting chemicals, something is going to make that nice looking car of yours a little less beautiful. And it may not have anything to do with weather ... read more

Growing Your Business with Multiple Franchise Brands and Locations

Growing Your Business with Multiple Franchise Brands and Locations

Some people think that if you’re a franchise owner, that’s it. You own one franchise, and you’re almost a glorified employee who works for the franchisor. You aren’t really a business owner. You can never grow your business. You just have one stand-alone store in the franchise network, and that’s it. But that simply isn’t the case, as you may already know. Some franchise owners end up running businesses that operate and manage several different franchises. You could own a corporation that has five gas stations in a region, six restaurants and three clothing stores. No, it wouldn’t happen overnight, but the point is that some people do take that approach. Those people are often called master franchisees or area developers, and obviously, it takes a long time to get to that stage in one’s career, if you go that route. But the point is, being a franchise owner never means that you can’t grow and expand your business – and we tak ... read more

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