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Concours d'Elegance

Many who love to celebrate the automobile equally love to attend the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach every year in August. This year's event will be held on August 15, 2010. "First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is often said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the famed eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.' 'The annual affair, which has raised over $12 million for charity, includes a series of related events, such as the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto, Pebble Beach Motoring Classic and the Pebble Beach Auction pr ... read more

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Laguna Seca Racing

Those of us that live in Monterey County know how lucky we are to be so close to the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway. Made famous as the site of the Red Bull MotoGP and the challenging "corkscrew" portion of its raceway, Laguna Seca is a world-renowned Mecca for racing fans. We, at Robert's Auto Repair, are big fans of anything automotive, and we love attending the local events at Laguna Seca. There are plenty of automotive events to keep you occupied all summer long at Laguna Seca. Here is a quick look at their calendar highlights: Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix races from July 23 - July 25 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion from August 12 - August 15 Cherry's Jubilee from September 9 - September 12 If you're not a professional racer, but are proud of your vehicle, Robert's Auto Repair would be equally proud to serve as your "Pit Crew". Our full service aut ... read more

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Summer Accidents

Here's an interesting statistic about summer: it is the season with the highest number of accidents and emergency room visits. Why is this? Well, a lot of it has to do with the fact that more people are outside playing, driving around more, and getting into various levels of trouble. Warmth and sunshine can do that to you. Why else do you think Independence Day and Bastille Day happened in the hot month of July? Anyway, as you can imagine, more auto accidents happen in summer, too. That's why Robert's Auto Repair is proud of its role as your car's "first responder". If you are in an accident on the Monterey Peninsula, chances are very good that our neighbors, Monterey Garage and Towing, will be the ones to tow your car to safety. Insurance adjusters are often found on-site at Robert's Auto Repair, and we even have an on-site Enterprise Rental Car office. Think of us as your car's "emergency room". So, if accidents are going to happen, doesn't it feel better to know that Robert's ... read more

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Supporting Our High School Sports Community

Robert's Auto Repair is a proud sponsor of the local high school sports teams within the Monterey Peninsula. Here are some of the reasons why we participate in our local sports community. The smell of freshly mown grass at the ball park... The crack of the bat as it hits a home run... The sound of cheers and applause as the crowd goes wild... The grins beaming from dirt-smudged and sweaty faces... The sense of community, knowing all the families and watching the kids grow... The sense of pride, knowing that all teams are our teams... Of course, it doesn't hurt to be a known for auto body repair when a rogue ball escapes the field and dents a car. We're just saying.... Show your support and wear your school's team jersey when you come in and visit Robert's Auto Repair for auto body repair, mechanical repair, our detailing center, or our tire service center. 831

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What Is Waterborne Paint?

Robert's Auto Repair is very proud to be the only green-certified auto body shop in the Monterey Peninsula. What makes us so green? Mostly, its our environmentally-friendly paint that we use on the vehicles. Here is a definition of waterborne paint: "Waterborne paints have been evaluated as alternatives to solvent-based paints. The volatile organic compound (VOC) content of waterborne paints is significantly lower than conventional solvent-based paints, thereby reducing VOC emissions. Waterborne (or latex) paints are composed of synthetic resins and pigments that are kept dispersed in water by surfactants. They also contain small amounts of coalescing solvents. Waterborne paints dry by evaporation of the water. The coalescing solvents allow the resin particles to fuse together (coalesce) as the water evaporates to form a continuous coating. Waterborne paints must be protected from freezing and applied at a minimum temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit.' 'Waterborne paints reduce VOC ... read more

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Grab The Popcorn!

We love writing our blog, but sometimes there's nothing better than seeing a video or two to get the point across. Grab the popcorn and get ready to watch our series of videos about our Robert's Auto Repair customer service, repair & process, products & services, detail center, and tire service center. Video Gallery After you've been convinced that we're the place you want to be, give us a call at 831-373-1534 to schedule an appointment for your car's "spa treatment

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First Annual Pharaohs Rod Run to The Moose

As we gear up for summer fun, don't forget to make room in your schedule for the First Annual Pharaohs Rod Run to The Moose on Saturday, July 10, 2010, from Noon to 8 PM, located at the Monterey Moose Lodge on Canyon Del Rey (Highway 218) in Del Rey Oaks!  Here is a map.This is the first-time event for the new local car club, The Pharaohs, and Robert's Auto Repair is proud to be one of the sponsors.Join us between Noon to 8:00 PM on Saturday, July 3, for a family-fun time.  We will have BBQ and beverages, live music, raffle prizes, hot rod roadsters and bikes, and there's even a swimming pool!  Our live music consists of 3 bands:  Chicago Fire, Roadhaus, and Los High Tops ... read more

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What's The Spa Treatment, Really?

At Robert's Auto Repair, we pride ourselves on pampering you and your vehicles. We are the premier auto body repair center on the Monterey Peninsula and very proud of it. Yes, we repair your vehicle, a lot like other auto shops do, but do they hand wash your car before you pick it up? Do other mechanics have the state-of-the-art, high-tech equipment to refurbish your car to factory specifications? Can other auto shops do the same level of work and complete the project as rapidly as Robert's Auto Repair? At the time of this writing, we are the only green-certified auto body repair center in Monterey County... and we are especially proud of those bragging rights! What we're talking about is dealer-level service, without the dealer-level prices. Come see what we're talking about and call 831-373-1535 to schedule a "spa treatment" for your vehicle. You'll be amazed at how rejuvenated your car will look

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Knowledge Is Power

When you have questions, you don't always have answers. That's when you either look them up or turn to your friends for advice...especially with topics like insurance, health tips, and car repair. There are a lot of people, especially now, who want to know the price of something before they go and spend their money. There are others who want to know how long something will take, or what the process is. Either way you cut it, knowledge is power. One of the things Robert's Auto Repair prides itself on is the eduction of our our clients on the auto body or maintenance process. We teach our clients what it is we're doing, why, and how it benefits their automobile. Traditionally, men have known more about auto repair than women have, but that's been rapidly changing over the years. Now, we are finding that men and women of all walks of life crave more knowledge about their car's needs, service, value, and longevity. We want our clients to feel comfortable knowing how to best nurture t ... read more

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Grand Entrances

You know how you feel when you walk through someone's door and you feel warm and welcome?  It's a nice feeling, isn't it? That's how we try to make you feel when you walk through the front door of Robert's Auto Repair. Our 26,000 square foot facility is truly the Premier Auto Repair Center.  We love to think of Robert's Auto Repair as your car's "Spa", and we wanted to make you and your car feel welcome and stay awhile. Our lobby is bright, sunny, and welcoming with our granite-top front desk, glass mosaic mirrors, and soothing earth tones.  While you sit in our comfortable lobby, you can watch our staff and mechanics at work. If you prefer not to hang out with us, you are free to go, of course.  Our courtesy shuttle will take you to your home, work, or wherever--then pick you up--while your car gets pampered.  Or, if you prefer to have someone pick you up, we'll give you a call or send a text message when your car ... read more

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Precision

I love it when I wake up in the morning, pain-free, feeling good, and ready for my day. On days like that, I feel unstoppable. Like everything's going my way. I feel like a smooth-running machine, like a racehorse, or like a marathon runner...moving like a finely-tuned, precision instrument. Sometimes, however, I feel crappy when I wake up. My neck aches because I slept on it wrong. I'm dragging out of bed. I don't feel motivated, excited, or joyful about the start of my day. That's when I'm not feeling precise about anything! So, how do you think your auto feels at the start of it's day? Has it been maintained lately and given a new oil change? Are the tires looking good and properly inflated? Is the body looking smooth, shiny, and new? Is the engine purring? Are all the lights working? Without maintenance, precision flies out the window. Without precision, we feel and operate out of balance. When we're out of balance, we overcompensate and our parts start wearing down ... read more

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Fluids and Staying Hydrated

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 replace 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 major ... read more

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Detailing

They say, "The Devil is in the details", but not at Robert's Auto Repair. Our detailing process removes those little devils that scratched your auto's paint and made it lose its shine. We have a top-of-the-line auto detailing center here at Robert's Auto Repair. In another blog, we talked about how you could take your automobile to the "car spa" here and give it a "facial". Well, our detailing center puts the on the finishing touches for a new-car-finish look. Our detailing specialists hand wash all the cars and offer paint protection packages, Wheel Brite, and Tire Shine. Want us to recondition the interior with our cleaners and shampoos? We can do it. Want us to thoroughly clean your carpets and seats? We can do it. Want to remove your vehicle's paint scratches and have a paint finish that sparkles like new again? We can do it. We make your auto body experience simple and easy at Robert's Auto Repair. Call now at 831-373-1535 to schedule your car's "facial" with our ... read more

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Your Tires Won't Be Tired Anymore!

We often take tires for granted. We run them through mud, rocks, snow and sand. We kick them. We curse at them when they go flat. No wonder they're tired! Tires are often the most under appreciated part of our vehicles. Like our feet, we don't pay much attention to them until something goes wrong. We recently added a full-service tire center inside our 26,000 square foot facility here at Robert's Auto Repair. Whether your tires are worn or flat, out of balance or need rotating, we are here to help. We'll even clean them up and make them shiny...making them look less tired! Because we love having state-of-the-art technology that makes our precision-work easier, we can do tire alignment that meets your auto's factory specs! Right down to the millimeter, Robert's Auto Repair can align your tires in a way that will drastically reduce wear and tear on your tires. Like a chiropractor for your car, we will help create perfect alignment that will add longevity to your vehicle's ... read more

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Dent Repair

Dents. They are to a car what a blemish is to a face--or worse--a black eye Did you know that at Robert's Auto Repair, your car can have its own "facial"? Think of our auto body shop as a car "spa" that can condition the car to look like it was when it was bright, shiny, and new. Let me explain our process. When your car arrives at Robert's Auto Repair, our estimator will assess your car's damage and provide an estimate for you, and if needed, your insurance company. Once the car is approved for dent repair, it will be placed in the auto body shop, where it will be carefully disassembled and repaired so that the damaged panels will be restored to their original shape. Next, the car is moved to the paint shop, where we use state-of-the-art equipment, and green-certified waterborne paint. Due to our outstanding, high-tech infrared equipment that paints, then bakes the paint at an even temperature, what used to take 6 to 8 hours in the auto body industry, now takes less than an hour ... read more

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Robert's Auto Repair Key Words

Keywords are a hot commodity in online marketing. If you are an auto body shop, such as Robert's Auto Repair, and want to be known for all the things you do, there are a lot of key words to include in your description. These keywords can be broken down into types of service, location, technical terms, and so on. This blog has been created to place a few key words into your memory, in an informative--if not entertaining--way. First, let's look at the key words that describe Robert's Auto Repair services. Obviously, there is "auto repair", "auto body", "car repair", and "auto body shop". Additionally, other key words that describe us are "detailing center", "tire service center", "green certified", "on-site Enterprise car rental" and "insurance approved". But what about the key words that strike you when you enter our facility...like "classy", "clean", "excellent customer service", and "state-of-the-art equipment"? For some, location is key. Like the real estate industry folks say ... read more

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Regular Maintenance Can Save You Money

Investing in a proper maintenance program for your vehicle is benificial to your wallet. With regular maintenance performed on your automobile, you can expect 10 or more years and 200,000 or more miles from your car. In fact, once you have paid off your vehicle's loan, you should begin to save money! We have ten more reasons to 'invest' in a regular, comprehensive maintenance program. You will cut down on the repair costs. Maintaining vehicle's parts and systems is much more inexpensive than replacing them when they fail. Better vehicle performance. Improved fuel economy and better driveability. Increased safety. An ill-maintained vehicle can actually increase your chances of having an accident. You aid in protecting the environment. Poorly maintained vehicles are contributors to our air's pollution. The ability to plan ahead. Make repairs at your convenience, instead of having to deal with 'emergencies'. Better re-sale or trade-in value. A well maintained car will be w ... read more

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