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Fluids and Staying Hydrated with a Coolant Service

All the health experts agree...make sure you drink 8 glasses of water each day to stay healthy. When you have enough fluids in your body, toxins get flushed out, your wrinkles diminish, and you feel better. Well, the same can be said about your car. Obviously, your vehicle doesn't drink 8 glasses of water each day, but think about all the fluids your car requires to run "healthy". There's gasoline to make it go, there's water to cool it down, there's oil to keep it lubricated, and so on. Periodically, these fluids need to be flushed and replaced in order to get rid of the "gunk". Changing the fluids in your radiator is especially important. Most of us are aware that radiator coolant keeps your engine from overheating and corroding, but did you know that the same fluid can corrode your engine if you leave it in too long? Over a significant period of time, the static charge of the engine makes the fluid acidic and it eats up the aluminum pipes, making your engine vulnerable to maj ... read more

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SAAB Repair | SAAB Service at Robert's Auto Repair

SAAB Repair | SAAB Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Saab Automobile AB, better known as Saab, or SAAB, an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget), is a Swedish car manufacturer owned by Dutch automobile manufacturer Spyker Cars NV. It is the exclusive automobile Royal Warrant holder as appointed by the King of Sweden. Since its inception, Saab has been known for innovation, pioneering significant advancements in ergonomics, green technology, safety and turbocharging. Originally the automobile manufacturing division of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (English: Swedish Airplane Limited), later known as Saab AB, Saab Automobile was acquired by General Motors in 1990 who sold it to Spyker Cars in 2010. Robert's Auto Repair is a SAAB maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain SAABs all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Ca ... read more

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Pontiac Repair | Pontiac Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Pontiac Repair | Pontiac Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Pontiac was an automobile brand that was established in 1926 as a companion make for General Motors' Oakland. Quickly overtaking its parent in popularity, it supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933. Pontiac was sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by General Motors(GM). Pontiac was marketed as the performance division of General Motors for many years, specializing in mainstream performance vehicles. Pontiac was relatively more popular in Canada, where for much of its history it was marketed as a low-priced vehicle. On April 27, 2009, amid ongoing financial problems and restructuring efforts, GM announced it would discontinue the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and focus on four core brands in North America: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC. The last Pontiacs were built in late 2009, with the final dealer franchises expiring October 31, 2010. Robert's Auto Repair is a Pontiac maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we ... read more

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Mitsubishi Repair | Mitsubishi Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Mitsubishi Repair | Mitsubishi Service at Robert's Auto Repair

The Mitsubishi company was first established as a shipping firm by Yatarō Iwasaki (1834–1885) in 1870. In 1873, its name was changed to Mitsubishi Shokai. The name Mitsubishi consists of two parts: "mitsu" meaning "three" and "hishi" (which becomes "bishi" under rendaku) meaning "water caltrop" (also called "water chestnut"), and hence "rhombus", which is reflected in the company's famous logo. It is also translated as "three diamonds". Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the sixth largest automaker in Japan and the seventeenth largest in the world by global vehicle production. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The company has its headquarters in Minato,Tokyo. Robert's Auto Repair is a Mitsubishi maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles ... read more

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Jeep Repair | Jeep Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Jeep Repair | Jeep Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of Chrysler. It is the oldest off-road vehicle (also sport utility vehicle – SUV) brand. It inspired a number of other military Light Utility Vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations. Robert's Auto Repair is a Jeep maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Jeeps all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependa ... read more

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Isuzu Repair | Isuzu Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Isuzu Repair | Isuzu Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Isuzu Motors Ltd. is a Japanese car, commercial vehicle and heavy truck manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo. In 2005, Isuzu became the world's largest manufacturer of medium to heavy duty trucks. Isuzu is famous for producing commercial vehicles and diesel engines. By 2009, Isuzu had produced over 21 million diesel engines, which can be found in vehicles all over the world, including Renault, Opel and General Motors. In the late 1990s, Isuzu's small automobile sales drastically plummeted and Isuzu had to drop all sales of sedans and compact cars. Now, Isuzu is mostly known for trucks of all sizes in most of Asia, Africa, and Europe. In the United States, Isuzu has ceased selling passenger vehicles. Isuzu as a corporation has always been primarily a manufacturer of small to medium compact automobiles and commercial trucks of sizes medium duty and larger, but markets around the world show different needs. Isuzu has a contract with Budget Truck Rental to manufacture their ... read more

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Hyundai Repair | Hyundai Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Hyundai Repair | Hyundai Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Hyundai is a group of companies founded in South Korea. The first Hyundai company was founded in 1947 as a construction company. Some of the best-known Hyundai divisions are Hyundai Motor Company, the world's fifth largest automobile manufacturer by volume as of 2009 and Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder. Other companies currently or formerly controlled by members of Chung's extended family may be loosely referred to as a part of the Hyundai chaebol (conglomerate). In 1998 Hyundai bought Kia Motors, another South Korean company. Hyundai Group underwent a massive restructuring following the 1997 East Asian financial crisis and the founder's death in 2001. Today many companies bearing the name Hyundai are not part of or connected to the Hyundai Group. Some of the larger former members of the conglomerate include Hyundai Group, Hyundai Kia Automotive Group, Hyundai Department Store Group, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and Hyundai Development Group. Followin ... read more

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Lincoln Repair | Lincoln Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Lincoln Repair | Lincoln Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Lincoln is the luxury brand of Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and acquired by Ford in 1922, Lincoln has manufactured vehicles since the 1920s. Leland named the brand after his longtime hero Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln quickly became one of America's top selling luxury brands alongside Cadillac and Packard. The well-known models of the Lincoln brand are the Lincoln Zephyr, the Lincoln Continental, the Lincoln Continental Mark II, the Lincoln Town Car, and the Lincoln Navigator. Today, in an attempt to remain competitive with Japanese, European, and American competitors, Lincoln has developed additional models like the Lincoln Mark LT pickup, the Lincoln MKX crossover SUV, and the Lincoln MKT “Touring” crossover. Robert's Auto Repair is a Lincoln maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Lincolns all the time here at Robert's Aut ... read more

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Chrysler Repair | Chrysler Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Chrysler Repair | Chrysler Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Chrysler Group LLC is an American multinational automaker headquartered in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Chrysler was first organized as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. The Chrysler was a 6-cylinder automobile, designed to provide customers with an advanced, well-engineered car, but at a more affordable price than they might expect. The original 1924 Chrysler included a carburetor air filter, high compression engine, full pressure lubrication, and an oil filter, at a time when most autos came without these features. Among the innovations in its early years would be the first practical mass-produced four-wheel hydraulic brakes, a system nearly completely engineered by Chrysler with patents assigned to Lockheed, and rubber engine mounts to reduce vibration. Chrysler also developed a road wheel with a ridged rim, designed to keep a deflated tire from flying off the wheel. This safety wheel was eventually adopted by the auto industry worldwide. Though the Chrysler ... read more

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Buick Repair | Buick Service

Buick Repair | Buick Service

Buick is a division of General Motors which sells vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Taiwan, and Israel by General Motors Company (GM). It is GM's North American-based entry-level luxury brand. Buick holds the distinction as the oldest American make. As of 2010, Buick is one of the fasted growing auto manufacturers! Go Buick! Robert's Auto Repair is a Buick maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Buicks all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Buick deserve the same exemplary care often provided to luxury models? Robert's Auto Repair is the premier auto repair center on the Monterey Peninsula that offers full service for your vehicle. We love working on Buick Le ... read more

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Loyalty Pays Off

We, here at Robert's Auto Repair, love our customers and we are loyal to them. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways... We love it when you visit us! We love it when you trust us to take loving care of and maintain your beloved vehicles. AND, we love rewarding you with great service each time you visit our premier auto body and repair facility! But here's what we REALLY love...showing you reciprocated loyalty by offering our new Customer Rewards Program. Webster defines loyal as; unswerving in allegiance: as a:-faithful in allegiance to one's lawful sovereign or government b:-faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due c:-faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product and loyalty as; the quality or state or an instance of being loyal… So how does this apply to Robert's Auto Repair? We are very pleased to offer earned discounts for our loyal customers. Here's how the Rewards Card works: Robert's Auto Repair will be giving each customer a Rewards Card wh ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: Cadillac Repair | Cadillac Service

Robert’s Auto Repair: Cadillac Repair | Cadillac Service

Cadillac, one of General Motors Corporation's early luxury brands, has maintained it's high status among American motor enthusiasts. Cadillac pioneered many accessories in automobiles, including full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, one of which (the V8 engine) set the standard for the American automotive industry. As a result, Cadillac is the first American car to win the prestigious Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England and adopt the slogan “Standard of the World”. Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics love to work on Caddys--both vintage and newer models. The Cadillac models we frequently service and repair at Robert's Auto Repair are: Escalade Allante BLS DeVille CTS SRX STS Eldorado Fleetwood Seville and other Cadillac models... Robert's Auto Repair is a Cadillac maintenance and repair destination. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to ... read more

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Rewards Are Good!

Robert's Auto Repair is happy to announce a customer rewards program that will help you save money on our services the more frequently you shop. It's a great program and we are very excited to offer this to our clients. Here's how it works.... Robert's Auto Repair will be giving each customer a Rewards Card when they come in for service and repair. Each time our customers spend money on a repair or service, 3% of each invoice (before taxes) will be added to the Rewards Card for future repairs. Like your Safeway or Staples card, Robert's Auto Repair's Rewards Card has no cash value, but will earn discounts on our services each time you come in. You can check your Rewards Card balance at Robert's Auto Repair. The fine print... This Rewards Card program is not valid with other offers, and has no cash value. Tires, batteries, towing and sales tax excluded. Robert's Auto Repair is the Premier Auto Repair Center on ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: Volkswagen Repair | Volkswagen Service

Robert’s Auto Repair: Volkswagen Repair | Volkswagen Service

Volkswagen (abbreviated VW), which means "people's car" in German, is one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers, and shares common ties and stock ownership with Porsche. Volkswagen manufactures the following brand lines: Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and other lines not offered in the American auto market. Our mechanics love to work on all the older and newer models manufactured by the Volkswagen Group, including the following Volkswagen models: Beetle Passat Jetta Golf Touareg Audi Bentley Lamborghini and other Volkswagen Group automobiles... Robert's Auto Repair is a Volkswagen maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Volkswagens all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you aroun ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: Mercedes Repair | Mercedes Service

Robert’s Auto Repair: Mercedes Repair | Mercedes Service

Not many automobiles can compare to a Mercedes. Stylish. Classy. Dignified. Innovative. Unmatched. All of the autos we service at Robert's Auto Repair are near and dear to our hearts, and we are very fond of the Mercedes brand. Robert's Auto Repair has been servicing and repairing all models of Mercedes. We are certified Mercedes mechanics and keep abreast of all the technical advances of this innovative automobile manufacturer. Whether your Mercedes requires major or minor auto repair, or major or minor maintenance service, we will always maintain our earned reputation for high-level service and honesty with our customers here at Robert's Auto Repair. Mercedes are highly reliable automobiles that hold their high value over many years of ownership. When you maintain and service your Mercedes, and when you make any needed repairs, your Mercedes will transport you safely and in style for many, many years to come. Call us for an appointment at 831-373-1534 for your Mercedes repa ... read more

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April Showers and Tire Safety

April Showers and Tire Safety

April Showers Bring May Flowers! But, April showers also remind everyone to check their tires. Enter, Robert’s Auto Repair Tire Service Center! Robert’s Auto Repair, conveniently located at 234 Ramona Avenue, just off Del Monte Blvd. by Hwy. 1 in Monterey, has its very own Tire Service Center. Our tire specialists will be happy to check your tires and give you recommendations based on your tire tread, wear, balance and alignment. Don’t let worn tires and the rain compromise your safety. Call us for an appointment at 831-373-1534, or stop by for a quick look at your tires. We’ll take care of you and your car’s tires for optimal safety. In the meantime, don’t forget to pack your umbrella

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Robert's Auto Repair: MINI Repair | Mini Service

Robert's Auto Repair: MINI Repair | Mini Service

MINIs are great little cars and since the brand has been taken over by BMW, they have stolen our hearts here at Robert's Auto Repair. MINIs are cute. MINIs are quick. MINIs are fun. But best of all, MINIs are manufactured to the same high standards as all other BMWs. From the older MINIs to the newest models, our mechanics stay on top of their MINI certifications. In 2011, MINI will add 2 new models to their existing family of 4 automobiles, and you can rest assured that Robert's Auto Repair will remain the "go-to" experts on MINI repair and service. If we were to think of our autos as our kids, MINIs are the adorable babies of the family. We'd even bounce them on our knees if we could! Instead, we promise to make sure your MINIs are repaired and serviced with the same tender loving care of all the other kids cars. Call us for an appointment at 831-373-1534. Serving Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Big Sur ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: Infiniti Repair | Infiniti Service

Infiniti was established in 1989 as the luxury brand of Nissan. Infiniti is a well-regarded brand that competes directly with Toyota's and Honda's luxury brands, Lexus and Acura. Infiniti's debut model was the full-sized luxury sedan, the Q45, which was discontinued in 2006. Since then, Infiniti has broadened its model lines and expanded into the SUV, Sports Car, Mid-Sized and Crossover markets with its respective series: QX is the SUV line, G is the Sedan and Coupe line, M is for their Mid-sized class, and FX is the Crossover series. Robert's Auto Repair is an Infiniti maintenance and repair destination. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Infiniti deserve the same exemplary care often provided to other luxury models? Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are experts with Infinitis and are certified to work on the older, as well as the newer Infiniti models. For an appointment, contact R ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: Lexus Repair | Lexus Service

Lexus was established as the luxury brand of Toyota in 1989. Their first vehicle was the LS 400 and their lines in following years have since included sedans, coupes, convertibles, SUVs and hybrids. The Lexus brand has built a reputation for high reliability and customer service. Through 2008, Consumer Reports named Lexus among the top five most reliable brands in its Annual Car Reliability Surveys. With that said, their customer service extends beyond the Lexus dealerships, and that same high-quality service can be found at certified service shops such as Robert's Auto Repair. Robert's Auto Repair is a Lexus maintenance and repair destination. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Lexus deserve the same exemplary care often provided to other luxury models? Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are highly-skilled working with Lexuses and are certified to work on the older, as well as the new ... read more

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Robert’s Auto Repair: GMC Repair | GMC Service

The General Motor Company, also known as GMC, began as a truck manufacturer around 1912, and grown to become the largest automobile manufacturer in the United States and second largest automobile manufacturer in the world by 2008. GMC's four core North American brands are: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. Due to GMC's bankruptcy in 2009, it sold off it's Saab line and has closed its doors to the Hummer, Pontiac, and Saturn brands. With so much fluctuation going on in the world economy and within the automobile industry, owners of GMC products can rest assured that Robert's Auto Repair will continue to offer high-quality service and parts for their General Motors Company vehicles. Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are experts with GMCs and are certified to work on the older, as well as the newer GMC models. Sometimes a classic Corvette or Cadillac will come in for service, but more frequently, our customers will bring us their GMC Jimmys, GMC Envoys, GMC Denalis, GMC Yukons, and ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair--Volvo Repair | Volvo Service

Volvo Car Corporation, a Swedish automobile manufacturer, was founded in 1927, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo produces models including SUVs, station wagons, sedans and coupes. The United States is Volvo's largest market, followed by Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, and China. Known for its innovation in safety, Volvo is a very popular brand--even among its other manufacturing lines of commercial trucks and buses, airplanes, construction equipment, and powered boats. Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are certified to maintain all types of Volvo cars, including the newer XC series crossovers, the V50 wagon, the S series sedans and the C series coupes. Robert's Auto Repair is a Volvo maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Volvos all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal trea ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair - Subaru Repair | Subaru Service

Subaru is the automotive manufacturing division of Japanese conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). FHI is currently in a partial partnership with Toyota, which owns 16.5% of FHI. The Subaru logo is based on the star constellation of Pleiades, and also alludes to the five companies that merged to create FHI. The popular Subaru models include the Impreza, Outback, Forester, Legacy and Tribeca. Subaru is a brand that Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics will expertly work on, no matter if it's a new or older model. Robert's Auto Repair is a Subaru maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Subarus all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Subaru deserve the same exemplary care oft ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair - Ford Repair | Ford Service

Under the vision and efficient assembly processes of Henry Ford, the Ford Motor Company began making automobiles in 1902. For over 100 years, Ford vehicles have been known for their dependability, and they make Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Hybrids, Crossovers, Service Vehicles, Buses, and even Tractors. Ford Motor Company also manufactures the Lincoln and Mercury brands, but will discontinue Mercury after 2010. Robert's Auto Repair is a Ford maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Fords all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Ford deserve the same exemplary care often provided to luxury models? Though Fords are known as solidly-built, dependable vehicles, they require regu ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair - Dodge Repair | Dodge Service

Founded by the Dodge Brothers in 1900, Dodge was created to supply parts and assemblies for automobile manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan. Later, in 1914, Dodge began making its own complete vehicles. The Dodge brand is now a division of the Chrysler Group, LLC. Famed for its heavy-duty V-8 engine, Dodge Trucks gained notoriety in 1953, and to this day, consumers associate the Dodge brand with this engine design and rugged truck models. Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are highly-familiar with Dodges and their engines. In fact, Robert's Auto Repair is a Dodge maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Dodges all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Dodge deserve the same exemp ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair - Chevrolet Repair | Chevrolet Service

Chevrolet, also known as Chevy, began as a brand of automobiles produced by General Motors Company. Founded by Louis Chevrolet in 1911 and acquired by GMC in 1917, Chevys were entered into the market to compete with Ford's Model T. Since then, Chevy's have been known for their muscle cars and trucks, built with fast, powerful engines. Chevrolet continues to be the largest selling brand of GMC and oftentimes, consumers confuse Chevy and GMC to be one in the same. The Chevrolet lines include a full range of automobiles: from sub-compact cars to medium-duty commercial trucks. Robert's Auto Repair is a Chevrolet maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Chevys all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and ... read more

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Our New Spot Welder

Our New Spot Welder

Exciting things are happening around Robert's Auto Repair. We have installed our state-of-the-art Spot Welder equipment system that will drastically improve the turnaround time on most of our auto body repairs. Yay! We're all giddy with excitement, and we can get lost in all the techie terms that come with this system, but here's what this system means to you in layman's terms. Its special rack and all of its corresponding tools will allow us to precisely weld your vehicle back together in such a way that we 1) meet your automobile's factory specifications and 2) reduce the number of steps to complete the overall repair process. Call us silly, but here's a photo of our new baby--our fully automatic spot welding machine! We're so proud to have this system, because you're no longer going to have to drive out of the area or rely on your automobile's dealership to repair your vehicle "just right". Woo-hoo! If you don't mind, we'd like to gush about this system, what it can do, and show ... read more

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Audi Repair | Audi Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Audi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkwagen AG since 1964, is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi was named after the surname of its founder, August Horch, which means "listen", then, when translated into Latin, means "audi". Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics are very familiar with Audis and are certified to work on the older as well as the newer Audi models, including the Audi Quattro, the Q7, Q7, R8, TT, A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, and the S models. For an appointment, contact Robert's Auto Repair at 831-373-1534 or drop by our location at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 for a quick look at your Audi. At Robert's Auto Repair, we'll be happy to assist you and take excellent care of your Audi so it can safely take care of you. Serving Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Castroville, Moss Landing, Prunedale and Salinas, make Robert's Auto Repair your first choice for auto repair

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BMW Repair | BMW Service at Robert's Auto Repair

BMW, also known as Bavarian Motor Works, was founded in Germany in 1916. A world-renowned automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company, BMW also produces the MINI brand, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. When BMW first started, its specialty was aircraft engines, thus the reason their logo represents the movement of a white airplane propeller cutting through the blue sky, which also match the colors of the state of Bavaria. After World War I and the signing of the the Versailles Armistice Treaty ceased their ability to make aircraft engines, BMW became a motorcycle manufacturer in 1923, and additionally an automobile manufacturer in 1928. BMW has had a colorful history within Germany, and is widely known for its high-performance, well-engineered lines that include sedans, coupes, crossover SUVs, and convertibles such as the 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, Z Series, M Series and the X Series. Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics a ... read more

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Acura Repair | Acura Service at Robert's Auto Repair

Launched in 1986 as the luxury brand of Honda, Acura was the first luxury Japanese export that focused on economical design. The purpose of Acura was to compete against the brands in its luxury class: Lexus and Infiniti. In 1990, Acura launched the Acura Legend and Acura Integra, and later developed the NSX, which competed directly with cars made by both Porsche and Ferrari. Acura has expanded its line to offer SUVs, sedans, a crossover luxury line, and a line of race cars. Robert's Auto Repair is an Acura maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Acuras all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your Acura deserve the same exemplary care often provided to o ... read more

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We're Getting A Facelift!

We're Getting A Facelift!

Robert's Auto Repair is known for being a "spa for your car". With our "facials" (detailing and waterborne painting services), our "pedicures" (tire service), and "re-hydration" (coolant and radiator services) offerings, its only natural that we would get a "facelift". Drumroll, please... After 14 months of planning, we will soon break ground on the new facade of Robert's Auto Repair. Isn't it pretty? If you've never given a "facelift" to your business before, here's a snippet of our 14-month-long path that's taken us this far: From concept --> to the Architect's blueprints --> to the City approvals and permits --> we expect to break ground in January and hope to have it all finished up by Spring of 2011. Yay! This lovely design will include heavy timber accents, a Spanish-tile roof, a stone entryway, and large picture windows. Inside, our lobby and waiting area will shelter our clients from the cold weather and the loud sounds of busy equipment from our repa ... read more

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Your Vehicle's New Year's Resolutions

I, my human's vehicle, do solemnly swear to make the following New Year's Resolutions for 2011. I resolve to carry my humans and their precious cargo safely wherever they drive me. I resolve to stop as quickly as possible when faced with an emergency situation. I resolve to respond quickly when my gas pedal is pushed, my steering wheel is turned, my brakes are applied, and when my human is running late. I resolve to provide warmth when it's cold, air conditioning when it's hot, and shelter from the rain, wind, sleet, snow, and hail. I resolve to never hydroplane, slide, or lose control of myself on the road. I resolve to use gasoline efficiently, helping my human's money stretch as far as possible. I resolve to avoid all accidents, scratches, pot holes, and any damage that would harm me or make my insurance go up. I resolve to always serve my humans reliably, safely, comfortably, and be ready to go anytime they need me. I resolve to do everything I can to prevent my humans f ... read more

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Christmas Wishes From Us At Robert's Auto Repair

The Robert's Auto Repair family would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We sincerely thank you and your family for your business and your confidence in us to keep your vehicles in safe and top-working condition. We wish you many blessings of health, wealth, and safety for you and yours...every day...in every way. In lieu of a card, we thought we'd share with your our Top 10 Blogs, reminding you of some things we expressed in the blogosphere in 2010. Key WordsDent RepairYour Tires Won't Be Tired Anymore!Fluids and Staying HydratedPrecisionKnowledge Is PowerGrab The Popcorn!What Is Waterborne Paint? ... read more

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Brakes and Rotor Service

Your car's brake system is a complex grouping of parts which serve a critical role in keeping you safe. No other system in the car is as important for your safety. Keeping your brake system in tip-top shape should be your top priority. These are some common problems that we see at Robert's Auto Repair that require brake repair and service: Wear--The braking system does a lot of work and the brake pads take the brunt of the punishment. It is a good idea to have you brake pads checked every 6 months or when you suspect a problem. Symptoms include squeaking, grinding, or increased stopping distance. Most pads have a thin metal tab which vibrates against the rotor when the pads wears down to a dangerous level. Some pads do not have this and if not checked periodically can wear down far enough to ruin the rotors. Warped Rotors--More common in newer cars, but possible on all disc brake systems. Rotors warp due to being overheated or incorrect tightening of the wheel. A warped rotor ... read more

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Lighting Systems and Safety

During the holiday season, it's all about the lights! Christmas lights. Lighting the menorah. Luminaries along the sidewalk. Candy Cane Lane and Christmas In The Adobes. The Holiday Boat Parade. But for now, let's talk about the lights on your car, truck, van, or motorcycle. Headlights, tail lights, blinker and hazard lights, parking lights, dome lights and dashboard lights all have very important roles in your vehicle's lighting and safety system. Particularly during twilight conditions, at night and in poor weather conditions, lighting is a critical safety factor. For this reason, drivers should always make sure that their vehicle's lighting system is working properly. The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices mounted or integrated to the front, sides, rear, and in some cases the top of the vehicle. The purpose of this system is to provide illumination for the driver to operate the vehicle safely after dark, to increase the con ... read more

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Tire Balancing and Alignment

For those of you who think that tire balancing isn't that important, consider some industry trends that may help you rethink the issue. Perhaps the most compelling argument for precision balancing comes from an obvious fact: vehicles are being made lighter and lighter. The heavier cars of yesterday actually helped smooth out the ride by dampening many vibrations before the driver could feel them. The softer suspensions also had the same effect. Another factor is tire technology. Generally, more responsive tires with lower profiles (which send more road feedback to the driver) are being used in today's style- and performance-oriented market. As a result, the slightest imbalance (as little as half an ounce) can be felt in most modern vehicles. This is significantly less than the average of ten years ago. For those of you who have plus-sized your tires and wheels, balancing is even more critical. Perhaps the best way to begin is to discuss the lack of balance. When a tire ... read more

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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Thanksgiving Weekend

Many families hit the road during Thanksgiving Weekend, and your family may be part of the traffic heading out of town. What is the safest time to travel? Here are some helpful tips to make your Thanksgiving Weekend fun and safe. According to a AAA estimate, 81 percent of Americans will travel to their Thanksgiving destination via car this year. Surprised by this number? The weakened economy will force more people to stay home this Thanksgiving, but those that can travel will still do so by car. Preparing Your Vehicle For Thanksgiving Travel
Robert’s Auto Repair will be happy to do a FREE vehicle safety check if you call 831-373-1534 for your vehicle's next appointment and mention this blog. Your safety is our priority and we would be honored to have the opportunity to make sure your vehicle is hazard-free. Preparing Yourself for Thanksgiving Travel
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Things You Should Know About Antifreeze

Do you remember that fairy tale where a lion insults a mouse only to get caught in a trap? The mouse returns to chew the ropes and help the lion become free again? That story taught us the important lesson that even small things can be very useful in the long run. The same is the case with maintenance of the family vehicle as well. We spend so much time focusing on the engine, transmission and other important and expensive components in the truck that we forget the role of antifreeze in the maintenance of your cars, trucks, motorcycles and vans as well. To prepare your vehicle for the winter season, make sure your antifreeze is mixed properly, or you could see serious damage to your vehicle’s radiator. Often in Summer, water is the only component used in radiators to ensure the engine remains cool. As Winter approaches, many forget to remove the water when the seasons change and add antifreeze. Temperatures reach thousands of degrees in automobiles and the proper mixture of a ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Windshield Wiper Blades

When we see things clearly, it makes a world of difference. Sometimes we think we see things fine, but when we make the effort to clean our windshield, we go “Ahhhhh!” Are you as conscientious about your windshield wipers as you are about your car's engine? Car safety is a critical concern for everyone. Worn wiper blades are dangerous. Because 90% of your driving decisions are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road, it's a critical safety concern that your car's wipers provide you with the cleanest windshield possible. Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt all act to weaken and reduce your wiper blades' ability to keep your view unobstructed. Exposure to sunlight and ozone cause the wiper blades to age, even if they're not used much. Weather also plays a critical role in your windshield wiper blades' deterioration. Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear. Hot weathe ... read more

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Tire Safety

Tires are often the most taken-for-granted part of the car. They get kicked, worn, and they eventually go bald. However, tire safety is extremely important if you want to protect yourself from common road hazards. This month, we will start to experience the “First Flush” of rainstorms and slippery roads. “First Flush” conditions often cause vehicles to hydroplane more easily because the oil has not yet been fully washed off the roadway and the tires don’t grip as well they would in normal wet weather conditions. Don’t forget about your treks up into the mountains for skiing. You’ll not only come across possible rain, but also heavy or light snow, black ice, hail, and other winter weather. Are your tires in good enough shape to handle these weather conditions? It is dangerous and illegal to drive a vehicle with extremely worn or damaged tires. Tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves and no fabric breaks or exposed cords. The distance between the e ... read more

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Driving On Halloween Can Be Scary!

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays of the year at Robert's Auto Repair. The costumes...the candy...the fun...they're all wonderful. But all too often, we hear of tragedies where someone gets careless during the Halloween celebrations and is hit by a moving vehicle. To make sure that Halloween stays safe, we want to encourage everyone to bring your vehicle in for a free brake check so you can rest assured you won't be negatively affecting any Trick-Or-Treaters. You will qualify to get a FREE brake check if you call Robert's Auto Repair at 831-373-1534 and mention this blog when you schedule an appointment. This offer is good through October

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Nissans

When it was founded in 1914, Datsun was named after the surnames of its 3 founders--Den, Aoyoma, and Takeuchi. Over the years, the brand took several names and eventually became "Datsun" to phonetically sound like the "Son of DAT". The spelling of "Datson" was rejected in Japan because "son" means "loss" in Japanese, thus "Datsun" was born. The Nissan brand started being used in the 1930s, however, when the Nissan Motor Company was founded in 1934, it continued to market its vehicles under the Datsun brand name until 1999. The Nissan Maxima line is their best known automobile, but Nissan also has vehicles in the coupe, sports car, minivan, truck, crossover, SUV, and hybrid markets. Robert's Auto Repair is a Nissan maintenance and repair destination. Sometimes a vintage Datsun model will come in for service, but more frequently, our customers will bring us their Nissan Maximas, Nissan Sentras, Nissan Altimas, and Nissan Muranos, just to name a few ... read more

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Toyotas

During the oil crisis of 1973 here in the United States, many consumers pushed for a more fuel-efficient choice of automobile. Toyota entered their gas-sipping vehicles en masse into the American market shortly thereafter. As Toyota's popularity grew, they developed the Lexus, Tundra, Camry, Solara, Avalon and Scion brands. Now, Toyota is a brand that dominates sales in the world-wide automobile market. Robert's Auto Repair is a Toyota maintenance and repair destination. Doesn't your Toyota deserve the same exemplary care often provided to luxury models? Robert's Auto Repair is the premier auto repair center on the Monterey Peninsula that offers full service for your vehicle. We love working on Toyota Camrys, Toyota Priuses, Toyota Solaras, Toyota Avalons, all the Lexus models, all the Scion brands, and the Toyota Tundras, just to name a few. Treat yourself and your Toyota today by taking it in for maintenance at R ... read more

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Hondas

Honda is one of the most popular car brands in the United States. Look anywhere on the road and chances are good that you'll be driving alongside, near, or behind a Honda. Hondas are great cars and they run for a very long time if maintained properly. Robert's Auto Repair is a Honda maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles. In fact, we maintain Hondas all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Let's take the Car Spa concept a little further. EVERY vehicle deserves the royal treatment if you're going to rely on it to safely and dependably drive you around town. Doesn't your reliable, fuel-efficient, and lovable Honda deserve the best care? We love to service Honda Accords, Honda Civics, Honda Odysseys, Honda Hybrids, and Honda Pilots, just to name a few of the many makes of this popular auto manufacturer. Robert's Auto Repair is the premier auto repair center on the Mon ... read more

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Autumn Leaves

Ahhh, Fall. Autumn leaves begin to fall past the window... The air is fresh and the weather lovely... And the lucky car parked under a tree catches the birdie poop falling from above. Err....okay, so bird poop happens! Anyway, if you're looking to bring your car into Robert's Auto Repair "car spa" and get it detailed, we'd love to do it for you. Everyone likes it when they are clean and pretty, bright and shiny...including your vehicle. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle in to Robert's Auto Repair during October so you can "Fall" in love with your car again! See our Detail Center video for a good look at what our detailing center can do for your ride, then make an appointment for your car's "spa treatment" at 831

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Auto Body

Did You Know?--Children's Car Seats

When your vehicle goes through an accident that warrants it, you may get a new child's car seat. When we cart around precious cargo--like our children--we don't want to risk jeopardizing their safety. So, if a vehicle has been in a rough accident, your insurance company may very well authorize the replacement of your old child's car seat with a new one. Now, that's a smart way to preserve precious cargo. If your vehicle needs auto body repair of any kind, contact Robert's Auto Repair at 831-373-1535 and mention this blog when you schedule an appointment. If you do, we will give you a gift card to thank you for your business...but you MUST mention this blog

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Insurance List

Robert's Auto Repair works with many auto insurance companies and we're very proud of it! Here is a list of those companies who currently have us on their preferred vendor lists: AAA Bristol West Farmer's Geico Metlife Permit General Progressive Unitrin If you do not see your insurance company listed above, no worries! Robert's Auto Repair has the ability to work with all auto insurance companies. If your vehicle needs auto body repair of any kind, contact Robert's Auto Repair at 831-373-1535 and mention this blog when you schedule an appointment. If you do, we will give you a gift card to thank you for your business...but you MUST mention this blog

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Precious Cargo and Brakes

Creep....creep....creep.... Ever notice how your brakes might slip a little and creep forward when you're at a stop? Yep, that's when you know you need to come to Robert's Auto Repair for a FREE brake safety inspection. Don't let soft and sloppy brakes put you or your precious cargo in harm's way...especially as you start off the school year. If you have any of these things happening with your vehicle, it's time to come in for a FREE brake safety inspection: Your brake pedal shifts levels after you've had your foot on it for a while. Your brakes are making any kind of noise. Your brakes feel soft and sloppy. Your vehicle wants to creep forward into a crosswalk. If it's been a while since you've had your brakes checked. If any of this sounds familiar, don't wait long before contacting Robert's Auto Repair for a FREE brake safety inspection at 831-373-1534. In order to get your FREE brake safety inspection, make sure you mention this blog. Otherwise, you may be charged for your Brak ... read more

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Auto Maintenance

Back To School Safety Inspection

Pencils?   ...Check! Pens?   ...Check! Paper?   ...Check! Books?   ...Check! FREE Vehicle Inspection for Back to School Safety?    ...Call Robert's Auto Repair! Make sure you include a FREE Vehicle Safety Inspection on your To-Do List when gearing up for the school season. If you contact Robert's Auto Repair for a FREE Vehicle Safety Inspection, we will provide you a Multi-Point Inspection Report Card as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer. On this report card, we check off the green, yellow, and red boxes that relate to your fluid levels, mechanical systems, battery health, brakes and brake linings, tire tread depth and wear patterns, and overall maintenance. In order to get your FREE Vehicle Safety Inspection before heading back to school, call Robert's Auto Repair to schedule an appointment at 831-373-1534 and mention this blog. If you forget to mention this blog, you may be charged for your Mul ... read more

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It's All In The Details

They say the devil is in the details, but we, at Robert's Auto Repair, believe that its the details that make us special. Customer Service Details--we pay attention to the little details about your vehicle, your needs, and we pride ourselves on our customer service. We even go to the trouble to wash your vehicle before we return it to you and text you when your vehicle is ready for pick-up. Atmospheric Details--our facility is beautiful, clean, and has plenty of natural lighting coming in through the skylights. The lovely atmosphere of our facility makes it easier for all of us to pay attention to the details. Our Detailing Center Details--our detailing center staff are sticklers for details, for sure. They are meticulous about making sure the repairs, touch-ups, and painting are done correctly and beautifully. Mechanical Details--we use factory-specified, precision instruments to make sure your alignment is straight, that anything damaged is lined up ... read more

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Can My Car Get A Sunburn?

Today's cars frequently have very long lives, and the original paint on many cars last well past 10 years, if maintained properly. Older vehicles tend to show their age over time, due to constant exposure to the sun, bird poop, sea air, scratches, dings, and suicidal insects. For those cars that do not get garaged frequently, the paint eventually develops what is known as "sunburn". In order to make your car look years younger, it may be a good idea to repaint the car. At Robert's Auto Repair, our green-certified waterborne painting process is fast, efficient, restorative, and is not harmful to the environment. See our Repair & Process video for a good look at how we can restore and repaint your vehicle. Call us at 831-373-1535 to schedule an appointment to touch up or fully repaint your vehicle. You'll be thrilled at how new your car looks with a fresh coat of paint

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