Tag Archives: SAFETY

Five Ways You Could Accidentally, Inadvertently Damage Your Car

Five Ways You Could Accidentally, Inadvertently Damage Your Car

Five Ways You Could Accidentally, Inadvertently Damage Your Car Routine maintenance or some standard problems with your car will lead you to bring in your vehicle at your local Milex Complete Auto Care or Mr. Transmission shop.  However, there will sometimes be some unexpected circumstances that require service that can be preventable. With our busy daily lives, we don’t always think about simple things we may be doing that can hurt the performance of our car.  Here are a few things to keep in mind and prevent an unnecessary trip into the shop for service. Driving near empty. Many people will wait to fill up on gas to when the needle hovers around “E,”. Maybe that is the sign that it is time for a refill.  Other times you may be too busy to stop, or the price at a certain station may be a few cents high.  Aside from taking ... read more

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

Back to School Carpool Safety Suggestions

Back to School Carpool Safety Suggestions

For some of us, it’s that time of year again. Suddenly, we have more passengers in our car than usual. On our way to work, or on our way from work, we’re shuttling our kids – and maybe the neighbor’s kids – to school. That’s right. Back to school doesn't’t just mean back to school shopping. For some parents, it means back to school driving and picking up your kids from after school activities. Well, whatever your situation is, we at Moran Family of Brands think that this is probably a good time to offer some back-to-school carpool safety suggestions. There’s certainly never a bad time to think about car safety. So if your car is more full than ever, remember these safety tips. Buckle up. You probably don’t need any convincing that seatbelts save lives, but just in case your passengers do, the statistics make a good argument. According to the most recent statistics ... read more

Hands-Free Ordinances are Coming

Hands-Free Ordinances are Coming

The writing is on the wall: If your city or county hasn’t banned the use of cellular devices while driving yet, they will soon. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, especially among teens and young adults. While these measures are welcome changes to road regulations, we understand it can be hard to comply when you receive an urgent text or phone call. But you don’t have to buy a new car to comply with the laws and ordinances of your city and stay connected. You can outfit your car with one or more hands-free devices available at your local Alta Mere. Bluetooth Cell System To stay connected hands-free, you can always set up a Bluetooth cell system that connects to your phone. These can be voice-controlled or placed on your steering wheel for quick and easy access to your cell’s functions without the distraction of picking up your p ... read more

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Backup Cameras Will Be Mandatory on all New Cars Next Year

Backup Cameras Will Be Mandatory on all New Cars Next Year

With new technology comes new vehicle safety measures, and we’re really liking this one. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is requiring all new light vehicles — that’s cars, SUVs, trucks and vans to the layman — to be equipped with rear backup cameras starting May 1, 2018. Safety First This is exciting news for parents and anyone else who cares about children’s safety, as rear backup cameras have been shown to significantly reduce the rate of tragic backup accidents, especially involving children who may not be tall enough to be visible in rearview mirrors alone. In fact, this new law is expected to save anywhere from 50 to 70 lives per year, most of them children and seniors. The NHTSA reports that each year there are ... read more

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Staying Safe on Halloween

Staying Safe on Halloween

Alta Mere offers a few tips to keep everyone safe on Halloween. Halloween is the epitome of a holiday made for kids. Dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating and gathering candy – these are the things kids look forward to all year. But with all those children running around in the dark, Halloween can get dangerous. In some neighborhoods, parents drive their kids from house to house and there are other cars that are on the roads in residential areas. To keep others safe, this is a great time to look into some products that will help you focus on the road and pedestrians around you. Here are some features you can find at your local Alta Mere that will keep you and the neighborhood kids safe and happy! Headlight restoration | If you have trouble seeing what’s in front of your car at night, you should consid ... read more

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We’re Celebrating National Window Film Day

We’re Celebrating National Window Film Day

We’re Celebrating National Window Film Day April 30 is National Window Film Day. We’re pretty excited because one of our signature services is customized automotive window tinting installation. In fact, we can offer different tinting options to suit your preferences and custom cut the window film to fit the size and shape of any vehicle window. Even our President Peter Baldine is excited. In his words: “National Window Film Day is a perfect time to educate the public on the many benefits of window tinting for our cars, homes or offices. Our professionals at Alta Mere and SmartView can install window tint to fit any customer’s needs while keeping people cooler, protecting against UV rays and saving money in the long run.” Not sure what the benefits of custom window tinting are? Read on to find out. Heat reduction. Window tint can block up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat ... read more

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The Latest Trends in Car Accessories

The Latest Trends in Car Accessories

The Latest Trends in Car Accessories Your car is becoming a bigger part of your everyday life. After all, your daily commute takes up a large part of your day. It only makes sense that you want your car to have the latest accessories to maximize your satisfaction with your vehicle. These are the two biggest trends affecting car accessories right now. Trend 1: Safety The other big trend affecting car accessories right now is security. It’s on the top of everyone’s mind right now. At Alta Mere, we offer must-have accessories that will make your car safer and more reliable for you and your family. Text block devices Blind spot indicators Collision avoidance DVR dash cameras Backup cameras Headlight restoration These security accessories and services will give you the peace of mind you need in 2016. Tren ... read more

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