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Protect Your Homes Against UV Damage

Protect Your Homes Against UV Damage

July is National UV Safety Month, and while glass windows can protect us from just about every element coming in, they unfortunately do very little to help us from ultraviolet rays. They can get into our homes and office buildings pretty easily. Why is this worth thinking about? For several reasons, including… Your health. As you probably know, ultraviolet rays are, to quote MedicineNet.com, “invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun, can burn the skin and cause skin cancer.” Now, look, we don’t want to alarm anyone. If you’re going about your business in your house, you’re not going to develop skin cancer simply because you don’t have tinted windows.  That said, if you work out of your home, or you work in a commercial office building, and your desk is next to a window, and you’re next to a window, and you hav ... read more

Do Your Car and Your Passengers a Favor -- Tint Your Car Windows

Do Your Car and Your Passengers a Favor -- Tint Your Car Windows

If you’ve ever considered window tinting for your cars, now is the best time to do it.  Why?  With the start of the summer approaching, temperatures across the country will rise to uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous levels.  And there’s probably almost nowhere on earth, where it can get more scorching than in a parked car. Just take a look at some of the facts on rising temperatures inside a car and the safety concerns the pose for passengers: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the temperature inside cars can rise almost 20 degrees within ten minutes even if windows are open. Studies show parked cars can quickly become greenhouses on wheels.  Infrared rays the enter the car are unable to get out, quickly warmin ... read more

Summer Car Care Tips to Keep Your Car Gleaming

Summer Car Care Tips to Keep Your Car Gleaming

Summer brings constant threats to your vehicle’s clean exterior and interior. The heat isn’t the only thing that seeks to destroy the upkeep you perform on your vehicle — UV rays, insects and other hazards unique to summer are all conspiring to damage your car’s finish. To fight off all these harmful elements, you’ll need a special set of tools and tasks. Keep your paint job sparkling and your upholstery dust- and stain-free through the challenges of summer conditions with these tips. Tip 1: Wash Your Car Frequently Dirt, pollen and other environmental contamination begins to swirl more densely during the summer. There’s evidence that smog becomes more persistent and prevalent during the warmer months. Additionally, tree sap that lands on your car from growing trees could harden and adhere to your car’s exterior. This could completely ruin your paint job in the affected areas. Y ... read more

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Summer Checklist for Your Car

Summer Checklist for Your Car

In the heat of summer, we’re sure you remembered basic vehicle maintenance tips for helping your car deal with sunlight and increasing temperatures. The rising mercury level in your thermometer isn’t the only thing that makes summer so hard on your vehicle. Summer weather brings extreme temperatures and heavy thunderstorms, which can lead to unique hazards. Here’s a list of things you might have forgotten in preparing your vehicle for the summer conditions. Tires When the weather gets hotter, the air in your tires will expand, so the first thing you’ll want to do is make sure they are not over-inflated. You will also need to check your tires for cracks, low treads and other imperfections that could be dangerous in the long run. The heavy, sudden rains that can often happen in the summer can test your tires, and the worst time you want to discover your tires need to be r ... 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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Alta Mere Franchisee Spotlight – Greg DeFever

Alta Mere Franchisee Spotlight – Greg DeFever

Greg DeFever is one of Alta Mere’s most successful and longest tenured franchisees, having owned his store in Lubbock for the past 22 years. Greg’s 23-year-old twin sons, Carson and Cody, have worked at the Alta Mere store the last four years. Carson works there on a full-time basis, while Cody works there part-time while also attending Texas Tech. What did you do before opening an Alta Mere store? I have a degree in finance and accounting, and worked as a tax accountant for four years. That background prepared me for the administrative side of the business and balancing the finances of the company. What drew you to Alta Mere as an attractive franchise opportunity? In my initial meetings with franchisees representatives, I was impressed by their energy, organization and vision they had for the company. I liked the products Alta Mere offered and coul ... read more

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Greg Goodman, Alta Mere, on Franchising

Greg Goodman, Alta Mere, on Franchising

Interested in Franchising? Greg Goodman, Alta Mere, shares his experience. A special podcast interview with Greg Goodman, Alta Mere Franchise Owner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Greg is a top-producing franchise owner from the Moran Family of Brands system and he shares his insight into the franchising world. Take a listen HERE. Discussion areas includes: Benefits of having a franchise business Doubts of starting a business Helpful tips for the “entrepreneurial way” – “Just do it” mentality Entrepreneurial journey – importance of culture Learning curves: how to manage money Influence of gut-feelings vs. business decisions Secrets to success Non-franchise vs. franchise – Greg’s personal 30+ years’ experience Personal development, leadership, motivation ... read more

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Keep Your Home Cool with Window Film

Keep Your Home Cool with Window Film

Keep Your Home Cool with Window Film. If you’re anything like us, the intense heat of the long summer is starting to wear you down. You might want to crank the air conditioning as high as it can go, but that would hit your wallet and the environment hard. Luckily, SmartView Window Solutions has the solution to this conflict – with window film, you can finally have the cool home or office you want, without the high energy bills that send your monthly budget out the window! Experts recommend that window film be applied to exterior windows to save money on energy. According to the United States Department of Energy, window film can reduce energy use by as much as 30 to 50 percent. Window film is much cheaper than replacing your windows or window frames, and it can make an incredible difference in the amount of energy you use cooling and heating your hom ... read more

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Tips and Tools for a Safe and Pleasant Summer Vacation Car Trip

Tips and Tools for a Safe and Pleasant Summer Vacation Car Trip

Tips and Tools for a Safe and Pleasant Summer Vacation Car Trip. Summer is the time of the year that many families plan their vacations, often involving long car trips to the beach, mountains or national attractions. This may include several hours together in the car, which can be a great bonding experience or a situation that can lead to boredom and fights. Professionals with Alta Mere The Automotive Outfitters can provide you with some of the top driver safety products and auto accessories to make that long summer trip a safe and enjoyable one. Here are some of their top suggestions: Be Safe on the Road – Alta Mere offers a complete selection of driver safety products such as text/cell phone blocking, Bluetooth systems, blind spot indicators and collision avoidance cameras. These will help prevent distractions and keep your eyes on the road while making ... read more

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Alta Mere/SmartView Franchise Adds Store in Denton, Texas

Alta Mere/SmartView Franchise Adds Store in Denton, Texas

Alta Mere/SmartView Franchise Adds Store in Denton, Texas Store to Offer Complete Range of Window Tinting and Driver Safety Products. Midlothian, IL (July 11, 2016) - 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 an Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters/SmartView Window Solutions franchise in Denton, TX. The Alta Mere/SmartView co-branded franchise opened during the first week of July, with a grand opening to be held on August 6. The store is located at 3826 Market St. Denton, TX 76209. A 15,600-square foot facility will house the new Alta Mere/SmartView store and the existing Barebones Auto and Diesel Repair, both of which are owned by John and Jaime Blanton. Alta Mere offers a complete selection of aftermarket high tech automotive accessories and driver safety produ ... read more

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