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October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month As the calendar turns to October and the start of fall is upon us, now is a good reminder that October is Fall Car Care Month. October is a good time to assess the condition of your car and determine if it needs maintenance.  It has been through a long summer with continued exposure to the hot weather, and maybe a long trip or two mixed in.  Now is the time to take your car in for any work that may need to be done before the winter weather arrives.  It feels a long way off right now, but the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that two-thirds of the country will encounter a colder-than-normal season. So with that in mind, October’s a good time to get your car inspected at Milex Complete Auto Care or ... read more

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

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

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

Using Alta Mere to Summer-Proof Your Car

Using Alta Mere to Summer-Proof Your Car

August is known for being the hottest month of the year. They’re not called the “dog days” of summer for nothing! But surviving the rest of the summer can be easy if you’re equipped with the right automotive accessories to help you out. You won’t want to be caught without these accessories from your local Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters as we finish out the season! Remote Starter When you’re getting ready to leave the comfort of the air-conditioned indoors, it can be a dreadful thought to consider the heat and humidity awaiting you in your vehicle. Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside your car can rise by more than 150° in very little time. By using a remote starter, you can avoid much of the unpleasantness of entering a hot c ... 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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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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Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Alta Mere

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Alta Mere

Father’s Day is coming up! For fathers—and father figures—the world over, the day is a way to celebrate the bond they have with their families and to reflect on all the memories they’ve made. If thinking about what your dad means to you brings a warm smile to your face, then why not return the favor this year by getting him a gift worthy of being such a great dad? This year, we at Alta Mere challenge you to go the extra mile for your dad, and get him a gift he’ll fall in love with. Here are some gift ideas of things dad might appreciate more than a necktie! 1. Paint protection film. Your dad put a lot of money into his car, so something that preserves its cosmetic appeal might be just what he wants! A paint protection film clings to the car, and it takes all of the damage his paint job would suffer if it were unprotected. Nothing hurts worse than the first scratch on a ne ... 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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Why You Need Window Film Before Summer

Why You Need Window Film Before Summer

Why You Need Window Film Before Summer Now that spring, (and April showers!), are officially here, we’re starting to look forward to summer. But with all the wonderful activities the season and fun in the sun bring, there are a few downsides, too. Mainly, there are all those harmful UV rays. That’s where window film comes in to protect you, your vehicle and your home. How can window tinting do all that? How window film protects your car: Reduce the heat in your vehicle. We all know the struggle of trying to cool down your car on a blazing hot summer day. When you can’t get your car cool, you’re in for an uncomfortable ride. Window tint has been proven to greatly reduce interior surface temperatures to keep you cool and comfortable. Protects interior components. Window tint reduces UV rays that can fade and crack leather seats and d ... read more

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