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Why Auto Insurance Companies Trust Robert’s Collision & Repair

To become a preferred vendor for an Auto Insurance Company is a big deal. In order to reach the status of preferred vendor, an auto body repair shop must meet certain criteria, be open to business audits, agree on specific pricing, have a good reputation, and work in close partnership with the Auto Insurance Companies. Because of our hard work and premier service, Robert’s Collision & Repair is delighted to be a preferred vendor for the following automotive insurance companies: State Farm Progressive Farmers Geico USAA There are ten things that Robert’s Collision & Repair has accomplished that makes us stand out among the competition. Here are the top ten reasons why so many reputable insurance companies place their trust in us for auto body repair work: We are the biggest DRP facility for USAA Insurance. We are the #2 ARX facility for Geico Insurance in 2015. We now have I-CAR Gold Class Status for Collision Repair. We offer an iron-clad written warr ... read more

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Prepare To Drive In The Rain -- We Hope for El Nino!

Prepare To Drive In The Rain -- We Hope for El Nino!

“There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere winter 2015-2016 and around an 80% chance it will last through early spring 2016.” -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration With a notable “Godzilla” El Nino season coming, the parched state of California is ready to welcome some serious rainstorms...we hope.  Please, oh please, El Nino, help us end this drought! To prepare for the forecasted Fall and Winter storms, be smart and prepare your vehicle for commuting in the rain. Wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Though we are fully equipped at Robert’s Collision & Repair to fix your vehicle after a crash, we want to help you avoid needing our auto body shop if we can. Here are some helpful tips to keep your vehicle safe while driving in wet weather. Slow down in the rain. Speed limits are set for ideal conditions with no rain and good visibility. T ... read more

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Driving Safety Tips Around Kids and Schools

Now that school is back in session, we drivers need to remember to be extra careful while driving in the morning before school begins and in the early afternoon when school lets out. Here are some additional back to school safety tips to help keep kids safe. School Safety for Kids -- safety tips provided by the Klass Kids Foundation Ensure that children take the trip to and from school with at least one other person. There is safety in numbers. Show your children the safest routes to and from school. Walk on the sidewalk (if available) against traffic and avoid alleys, stairwells and shortcut paths. Children at a school bus stop require vigilant supervision when they are picked up in the morning and when they are dropped off in the afternoon. This can be accomplished via high or low-tech means. Surveillance cameras provide an unblinking eye on all activities within their parameters. Local parents can ... read more

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Road Trip Idea: Tour Monterey Wine Country

Monterey County is home to many wonderful wineries. If you’re looking for a quick Summer road trip, or a romantic weekend, here is an informative video that highlights some of Monterey County’s top wineries. If you need auto body, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, or auto paint service before you hit the wineries in Monterey County, we invite you to visit us at Robert’s Collision & Repair, located just off Highway 1 at the Del Monte Blvd. Pacific Grove exit. Our shop address is 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Call 831-373-1534 to schedule an appointment. Remember, please drink responsibly while visiting our local wineries, and please have a designated driver. We want you all to be safe out there! :-)

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Our 5 Favorite Songs about Cars

Summer is here, and nothing adds to a road trip better than awesome music! These are our five favorite songs about cars. Enjoy! :-) #5 -- “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar#4 -- “Panama” by Van Halen#3 -- “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman#2 -- “The Distance” by Cake#1 -- “Drive My Car” by The Beatles If you need auto body, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, or auto paint service on your vehicles, we invite you to visit us at Robert’s Collision & Repair, located just off Highway 1 at the Del Monte Blvd. Pacific Grove exit. Our shop address is 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Call 831-373-1534 to schedule an appointment

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How to Save Money on Gasoline

Want to save money at the gas pump? Aside from shopping around town for the lowest gas prices, we have found a great video that gives some extra money saving tips. Summertime is when we typically see gas prices climb up high, and after all, who doesn’t want to save money at the pump? Here are eight secret gas saving tips that could help your car avoid guzzling precious fuel too fast. Want to make certain your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible? Robert’s Collision & Repair is here to help. We invite you to visit us at Robert’s Collision & Repair, 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Our shop is located just off Highway 1 at the Del Monte Blvd. Pacific Grove exit. Call us today at 831-373-1534 to schedule an appointment

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Top 5 Road Trips Around Monterey County

Top 5 Road Trips Around Monterey County

Big Sur / Highway 1 Carmel By-The-Sea 17 Mile Drive Carmel Valley Wine Tasting River Road Wine Tasting Looking for something fun to do this weekend? What about a road trip around Monterey? Monterey has such beautiful scenery. Why not enjoy it? Here are the top 5 road trips: Big Sur / Highway 1: Highway 1 is an estimated 85 miles of lush, beautiful, and unique scenery. To many, Big Sur right next to New York Times Squares in a list of must-sees in America. Luckily for us, Big Sur is basically in our backyard. Carmel-By-The-Sea: Carmel-By-The-Sea is a beautiful, quaint town. Take a drive by Carmel Beach, or even visit the historic Carmel Mission. 17 Mile Drive: Pebble Beach is world-famous for it’s breathtaking 17 Mile Drive. The drive hugs the beautiful Pacific coastline. You and your family will be able to take a look at the famous Lone Cypress tree or Bird Rock. Carmel Valley Wine Tasting: Carmel Valley is full of delectable wine tasting spots. From the elegant Chateau Juli ... read more

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Got Into An Auto Accident? Here’s How Robert’s Collision & Repair Can Help

Got Into An Auto Accident? Here’s How Robert’s Collision & Repair Can Help

To say the least, getting into an auto accident can be stressful. There is a lot to think about it, and there can be a lot to take care of. At Robert’s Collision & Repair, we are here to help. From the moment you step inside our doors, we will evaluate, diagnose, and repair your vehicle. You will be informed every step of the way. Our team will work side-by-side with your insurance company to make sure everything runs smoothly. Actually, many insurance companies, including Farmer’s and Geico, have us on their preferred vendor list. Check out this review from one of our clients, Danielle J. Unfortunately, she was involved in auto accident, but our team was able to help get her back on the road. Here is her 5-star review from yelp.com: “I was referred to Robert's by an insurance company. I was driving on the freeway and I was rear-ended by a Geico policy holder. I was fortunate enough to have a very painless process while dealing with Roberts's. They took care of everything. From ... read more

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How To Avoid Texting While Driving

A text message flashes on our phone. We think to ourselves “oh, it will only take me seconds to respond to that message. What can happen in that short time? “ The reality is a lot can happen in those mere seconds. If you are driving at 55mph, you can travel the length of a football field in no more than five seconds. Imagine what can happen in that distance. It is quite difficult to stay off your phone while driving. It is a lot easier said than done. If you are having problems with this, try one of these tips: Put your cell phone out of reach, such as in your glove box or trunk. It can be as easy turning your phone or putting it on silence. We recommend doing this before even turning your car on. Designate a texter. If you are driving with friends or family, assign someone the task of replying to any important texts you receive. This texter should hold your phone, read any message when it arrives, and reply according to your instructions. Get an app. Many apps have been developed ... read more

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What Makes A Good Mechanic?

A good mechanic can be your car’s best friend, but a bad mechanic can be an absolute horror. When our car has a problem, we turn to our mechanic. Our mechanics should be able to quickly diagnose the problem, and in turn, tell us how they are able to fix it. Next, mechanics should fix the problem safely and efficiently and have us back on the road in no time. Basically, we think a good mechanic should have these qualities: Excellent customer service skills: Mechanics should be able to communicate effectively to clients what the problem, along with soothing any worries and answering any questions that arise along the way. Strong communication skills: A car’s engine is definitely a complex piece of machinery. A good mechanic should be able to translate into plain English what the problem is, why it happened, and how they are going to fix it. Superb work ethic: A good mechanic should have an excellent work ethic. They should be devoted to solving the problem as soon as possible ... read more

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How To Decorate Your Vehicle with Christmas Lights

Here’s a fun how-to article for those of you who just can’t get enough Christmas decorations and MUST add Christmas lights to your vehicle: Things You’ll Need: Car with rack Inverter of 150W that will plug into your cigarette lighter Light cords (2) 8’ cords 100 LED C-7 lights 7” Zip ties Power strip with 3 outlets Extension cord Ladder or stool In a nutshell, you will need to splice the cords and connect everything together in order to set up your car’s light system. Next, you’ll need to secure the light system to your roof rack with zip ties. Here’s a very helpful video that will walk you through the step-by-step process: Once you get the hang of adding Christmas lights to your car, maybe you’ll go a little crazy and do this with your car

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Treat Your Vehicle To a Holiday Makeover

During the holidays, we often buy gifts for ourselves and for our loved ones...but what about your car? Doesn’t your trusty, reliable vehicle that carries you safely to and from work, school, and play every day deserve a gift, too? We have a solution if you’re looking for that perfect gift for your vehicle…. Treat your vehicle to a holiday makeover! What exactly is a holiday makeover? Well, that all depends on what your vehicle needs, right? Here are some ideas that could make your vehicle look great, operate to its full potential, and keep you safe as you drive hither and yon: Auto body work, to remove small or large dents, scratches, and dings. A full detailing service that will clean your vehicle’s interior, protect the outside with carnuba wax, and remove fine scratches in the paint finish. Wheel alignment and tire rotation, or a new set of tires. A complete oil change, filter, and fluid replacement. Minor or major service, depending on how much mileage you currently have on ... read more

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Take Advantage of Robert’s Customer Rewards Card

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Our Customer Rewards Card Program helps you save money, and that’s an awesome thing to take advantage of during the holiday shopping season. For full details about our Customer Rewards Card program, read more here… If your vehicle needs auto body repair or mechanical repair of any kind, Robert’s Collision & Repair will be happy to take great care of you. We offer many services that will apply to your customer rewards card, including oil changes, tire service, full service car repair, vehicle maintenance, safety inspections, detailing services, and more! Call for an appointment at 831-373-1534, and visit our 26,000 sq. ft. facility at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you

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Windshield Wiper Special Offer

Make sure your wiper blades can help you see clearly through your windshield. If your vehicle needs new windshield wiper blades, we have a deal for YOU! To show our appreciation to you for being a valued customer, we are offering you a limited time wiper installation promotion. Receive free installation of wiper blades with the purchase of wiper blades while your vehicle is being serviced at Robert's Collision & Repair. The rainy season nearly here… we hope! Make sure your wipers can wipe away everything from morning fog to heavy downpours. To get started, call us at 831-373-1534 to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle. Please mention our windshield wiper special if you are interested in new wiper blades. This offer not valid with any other special offers. Offer expires 11/30/2014. Robert’s Collision & Repair is located at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you

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6 Auto Tips for College-Bound Kids

Now that school is starting up again, there are some helpful auto tips for your college-bound kids that will keep them and their cars out of harm’s way. Here are six tips that will help your college-age children feel more confident about handling car problems while they’re away from home. 1. Know how to change a flat tire. -- This is a skill every driver should have, both young and old. 2. Know how to check your oil level and other engine fluids. -- If you learn to check your fluid levels yourself, you can better monitor your car’s health and need for service. 3. Know what your tire pressure should be. -- This video demonstrates how to find this information on your tires. 4. Know how often your vehicle needs an oil change, minor service, and major service. -- Every car is different, so it’s best to check your owners’ manual. 5. Know how to drive a manual transmission. -- This is a handy skill that will allow you to drive any vehicle. ... read more

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GEICO Insurance Is On-Site At Robert’s Collision & Repair

Robert’s Collision & Repair is a preferred repair vendor of GEICO, and we are proud to have a GEICO representative conveniently located on-site. That means if you are a GEICO insurance customer and you want a quick and easy collision repair process for your vehicle, Robert’s Collision & Repair has taken care of the details for you. GEICO is a trusted auto insurance provider and they can process your auto collision claim for you from start to finish. For more information, call Robert’s Collision & Repair at 831-373-1535 to schedule an appointment, or go online at https://www.geico.com/ to get started. To better understand what to expect from Robert’s Collision & Repair when you come in for auto body shop service, here is a helpful video that shows an overview of our repair process

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Top 10 Road Trips In The USA

Are you and your family thinking about a Summer Road Trip? Here are the top 10 road trips in America, according to Forbes Magazine. Pacific Coast Highway, California -- The winding roads along California's Highway 1 provide unbeatable views of the Pacific Ocean. Lucky for us, we live here and can drive this amazing highway any time we wish. Some of the most scenic parts are right here in Monterey County! Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana -- This 50-mile road in northwest Montana is a National Historic Landmark and cuts Glacier National Park in half. Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina -- This road trip is a must for folks who like to view the beauty of Fall foliage. Olympic Peninsula, Washington -- Loop around the Olympic Peninsula to take in the picturesque shorelines and waterfalls of Washington state, as well as the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mount ... read more

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Have You Noticed Our Small Name Change?

To help insurance companies recognize that Robert’s Auto Repair is a leading auto body and mechanical repair shop in Monterey County, we have made a small change to our name: Robert’s Collision & Repair Yes, it’s official! We are now known as Robert’s Collision & Repair, but our domain name will remain the same at www.roberts-autorepair.com. As always, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Yelp, and YouTube, too. Here are the links to our pages: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RobertsAutoRepairCATwitter:https://twitter.com/RobertsAutoGoogle+:https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102203228151382883620/+RobertsAutoRepairMonterey/postsYel ... read more

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Why Minis Are Fabulous Road Trip Cars!

Why Minis Are Fabulous Road Trip Cars!

“It looks kind of small,” she said. “I think we’ll be cramped.” “No, it’s not”, I replied. “Here, get in and I’ll show you.” As my friend and I embarked on a recent road trip in my Mini Cooper Countryman, I showed her how MINIs are the ideal road trip car. I’m a firm believer that MINIs are the best cars for a road trip, and I have the Mini Cooper history to back me up. Why are MINIs the best road trip cars? Here are seven reasons why, as explained on the MINI USA website: MINIs were first designed to be affordable, gas-sipping British automobiles that helped their owners endure the oil crisis. The two most important innovations that were built into the MINI were designed to give more room in the 4-person cockpit: 1) the wheels were pushed all the way out to the corners, and 2) the engine was turned sideways to give the car more stability in tight turns. The unique combination of classic British style in a low-cost, small size, fun and nimble package came to symbolize independence an ... read more

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May Is The Month We’ll Celebrate BMWs

May Is The Month We’ll Celebrate BMWs

  Robert’s Auto Repair is proud to announce that we have two Master BMW Technicians on our staff, and to commemorate our good fortune, we will be celebrating the esteemed automaker, Bavarian Motor Works, throughout the month of May. To begin, here are some things you may or may not know about BMWs: BMW stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke”. However, according to the late, great Bob Marley, he was a longtime BMW fan and owner because in his mind, BMW stood for “Bob Marley and the Whalers”. BMW is the parent company that owns the Rolls-Royce and Mini brands. The roundel logo represents both their days making airplanes and looks like a spinning propeller, but also represents the Bavarian flag. BMW began as an airplane manufacturer in 1917, but after the Versailles Treaty was signed in 1918, they diversified and began making motorcycles; then later, automobiles. The kidney shaped grill that you see on all BMW automobiles was ... read more

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What Auto Body Work Will My Insurance Cover?

This is a question asked often at Robert’s Auto Repair, and the answer depends on your insurance company and your specific auto insurance policy. When you come to Robert’s Auto Repair, here’s how we interact with your auto insurance company during the course of the auto body repair: Generally when you have a claim, you will contact the insurance company and they will issue you a claim number, and let you know what your deductible is. After you receive your claim number, you have the right to go to any auto body repair shop of your choice for estimates and/or repair. Once you choose your auto body shop, you may get started with the repair. If you were to come to us, our estimators will assess the car’s damage and take photos documenting what auto body work needs to take place. We will report to your insurance company our full estimates of the repair cost and will come to an agreement with them about what will be repaired. If your insurance company comes back to us saying that they disag ... read more

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What You Should Know About Your Windshield

Your vehicle’s windshield is designed to provide you with a clear view of the road and surrounding elements. A windshield is designed to be very strong, made like a sandwich of two layers of glass with a vinyl layer in between. Sometimes the windshield will get damaged due to small pebbles cracking the glass or major auto collisions that destroy it. When your vehicle’s windshield is damaged, here is what you should know about windshield repair versus windshield replacement. Windshield Repair: If you have a small scratch, ding, or chip, your windshield can simply be repaired. The auto body technicians at Robert’s Auto Repair will use vacuums and resin to remove air from the damaged area and fill it with resin to seal the crack. The resin is clear and becomes invisible, allowing the windshield to be restored and roadworthy. Windshield Replacement: If you have a large crack or major breaks in your windshield, your vehicle will require a windshield replacement. A windshield replacement inv ... read more

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How Bluetooth Technology Helps Auto Body Shops Lose Business

Bluetooth devices offer an additional level of safety to automobile drivers, and this is a wonderful thing! In fact, Robert’s Auto Repair is happy to say that we have seen fewer auto body repairs in our shop thanks to Bluetooth devices, and that is a win-win for everyone. Bluetooth devices help improve safety by allowing drivers to talk on their cell phones and still keep both hands on the steering wheel. Bluetooth wireless technology not only keeps drivers and their passengers safer, but they also reduce fines from law enforcement agencies. Bluetooth technology is becoming more common in new vehicles, and can be installed in older vehicles, too. Here are some of the ways you can use Bluetooth in your personal or work vehicle: Visor speakerphone. These are often battery powered and automatically connect to your cellular phone when you enter the vehicle. No special installation is required. Wireless Earpieces. These take just moments to set up. The devices also help drivers comply with ... read more

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Conserving Water When Washing Your Car

Thanks to the low amount of rainfall this Winter, the Monterey Peninsula is now at a “Stage 1” alert of its water conservation and rationing plan. Restrictions in Stage 1 are minor, but many of us want to cut back on our water consumption as we watch this drought progress. To help save water, here are some tips on conserving water when washing your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or van: Water your plants and wash your car at the same time by washing vehicles on grass or gravel, not pavement. Not only will you help recharge the groundwater, but the water won’t be running over the pavement and down the storm drains. Use a bucket with soapy water to wash your car instead of a running hose. A bucket helps you conserve water better. When you use a hose, make sure it has a spray nozzle that shuts off while not in use. A hose can use 100 gallons of water during a 10 minute car wash, and a spray nozzle can reduce that water waste down to 10 gallons. Consider taking your vehicle to a profess ... read more

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How To Drive Mountain Roads

Here on the Monterey Peninsula, we have a few windy roads that go through the hills and peaks. Not everyone is familiar or comfortable driving on mountain roads, so here are a few safety tips from Roadtrip America that can help prevent accidents: Make sure that your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, heater, and exhaust systems are in good condition. Don't go down a mountain road any faster than you can go up it. On steep upgrades, downshift to a lower gear, watch the temperature gauge in your vehicle, and turn off the air-conditioning if it starts to overheat. Don't "hug" the center line. DON’T EVER CROSS THE CENTER LINE or you could find yourself in a head-on collision!!! Always remember that the car going UPHILL should be given the right of way. Slowing down for any reason, whether it's to view scenery or because of a steep grade, is acceptable road behavior, as long as you maintain awareness. Always carry extr ... read more

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Why Do We Get Carsick?

For many of us who get motion sickness, we are dumbfounded as to why we get that way. We recently came across a great video that explains why we get carsick: To avoid getting carsick, here are a few tips: Sit in the front seat when possible. Have ginger candies on hand. Roll down the windows for fresh air. When possible, go to sleep. Avoid reading while riding in a car. Avoid riding backwards. Have plenty of drinking water available. To avoid vomiting, try not to eat too much before or during a road trip. Although we cannot prevent car sickness, we can make certain your vehicle is roadworthy and safe. To schedule your pre-road trip safety inspection, contact Robert’s Auto Repair at (831) 373-1534. We are conveniently located near Highway 1 and Del Monte Blvd. at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you soon! &nbsp

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Road Trip Games For Kids

Road trips are big adventures for kids, and they can create unforgettable memories. To make a road trip remain pleasurable for the duration of the trip, here are some road trip games for kids that will keep them entertained and occupied while you travel: “I Spy” is a road trip game that has withstood the test of time. “I spy with my little eye, something red.” This easy-to-learn game is perfect for preschoolers, and can keep them entertained for unbelievably long periods of time. The directions are simple: One person spies something and recites the line, ending in a clue. Everyone else takes turns trying to guess the mystery item. “Road Trip Bingo” is a fun road trip game that requires a little planning ahead of time, but can be a terrific scavenger hunt. All you need are clipboards, bingo cards, and a bag of pennies. The bingo cards will list various things that may be seen on the road trip. As the gamers see the things listed on their bingo cards, they cover each item with a penny un ... read more

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Traveling With Pets In The Car

Sometimes it’s tough to leave your furry friends at home while you head out for a road trip. After all, our pets are part of our family and we enjoy their company when we travel. Here are some ideas for safe and comfortable travel with your pets. Dogs: Depending on your dog, it may be best to travel with a crate, especially if they like to run around the car. Crating will keep your dog safe. In addition, the driver will not have as many distractions when a dog is crated. Keep a small bowl of water inside the crate so your dog can stay hydrated. Some dogs are calmer and will be happy to lie down in the back seat. To keep your car cleaner, place a dog blanket in the back seat area to reduce the amount of dirt and dog hair getting into your seats. If you place a small bowl of water on the blanket, it will catch any spilled water and keep your seats dry. Cats: Most cats prefer to be crated while in the car. Like dogs, crating keeps your cat safe and reduces the number of distractions for t ... read more

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How To Drive A Manual Transmission Effectively

There are many YouTube videos showing beginners how to drive a manual transmission. On the other end, you can take driving courses at the Skip Barber Driving School at Laguna Seca Raceway to drive a manual transmission like a pro. To help you drive a manual transmission in a way that is easy on your vehicle and gets you the best gas mileage, here are some tips for driving a stick. 1. If you are new to standard transmissions and need to learn how to drive the car, here is a helpful video: <iframe allowfullscreen></iframe> 2. Now that you know how to drive your standard transmission vehicle, begin driving as you normally would in an automatic. Avoid tailgating the vehicle in front of you so you have plenty of time to stop. 3. Shift a few hundred RPMs earlier than normal to save gas. By shifting early, you don't wind the engine up so much. 4. When you are at cruising speed, somewhere around 55 miles per hour, shift to the highest gear to achieve a higher to ... read more

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Driving In Ice? Here’s How To Stay Safe

For those of us who live year round on the Monterey Peninsula, snow and ice are not driving hazards we have to deal with on a regular basis. Especially this January, where it has been amazingly warm and sunny. However, for those of us who love to visit ski country, driving safely on snow and ice helps us get back safely to our coastal climate. Here are some helpful tips on how to drive safely through ice and snow: 1. Make sure your car has been serviced and is operating well before your ski trip. Breaking down on the side of a snow covered road is NOT fun. 2. Buy snow tires or add chains to your existing tires. 3. Practice driving on snow and ice before your road trip. If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with driving on icy roads, practice in a parking lot before you tackle the highways and byways. 4. Weigh your car down with sandbags directly over the rear axle if you have a rear wheel drive vehicle. These sandbags will serve as ballast and help prevent spinouts. 5. Double the ... read more

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Decorating Your Vehicle For The Holidays

Decorating Your Vehicle For The Holidays

Okay, we have to confess that we crack a big smile every time we see vehicles around Monterey all decked out for the holidays. Here are some of our favorite photos: Also seen on Thanksgiving Day, Happy Hanukkah, everyone! “Cardolph” the red-nosed 4-door SUV all decked out in lights Not everyone goes to the extreme of decorating their vehicles, but we wanted to celebrate those that do. Happy Holidays, everyone

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In a Fender Bender Recently? Here’s how Robert’s Auto Repair Can Help.

You got into an accident with your vehicle? Ouch! Automobile accidents are an unpleasant experience for everyone, but we do our best to set things right with your car, truck, or SUV again with our auto body repair service. If your vehicle needs auto body repair work, here is how Robert’s Auto Repair can help your car look like new again: 1. Robert’s Auto Repair is a preferred vendor or approved vendor with multiple insurance companies, so you can feel confident that we are well respected for our auto body repair services. 2. Our friendly and helpful staff will provide you with all the information you need for your insurance company to get your vehicle repaired. 3. If you need a rental car, we have an Enterprise representative on-site for your convenience. 4. Whether your auto body repair is minor or major, we do all of the auto body repair in-house and can restore your vehicle to factory specifications. No problem! 5. We guarantee all our auto body repair work. 6. We have the tec ... read more

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Are You and Your Car Ready For The Shopping Season?

Though we love the holiday season, it a time to heighten your awareness of safety. Here are a few tips we found, courtesy of the LAPD, about keeping yourself and your vehicle safe during the holiday shopping season: Driving Avoid driving alone or at night. Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device. If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area. Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows. Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked. Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside. Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight. Be sure to loca ... read more

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Back To School Safety Tips / Recomendaciones De Seguridad Para Este Regreso A Clases

En este regreso a clases muchos se quedan en la ciudad como otros que salen a otras ciudades donde se encuentra su Universidad. En Robert’s Auto Repair, nosotros queremos que tu o tus hijos tengan un buen regreso a clases y lleguen a salvo a su destino. Por que la seguridad viene primero, que mejor día que este para que traigas tu auto a nuestras manos. Aquí podremos brindarle los servicios y reparaciones necesarias antes de tu partida con el excelente equipo de técnicos y mecánicos que tenemos. Si por algún motivo tu vas a ser la persona conduciendo en tu regreso a clase, te ofrecemos los siguientes tips para tu seguridad: 1. Asegúrate de que vayas debajo del límitete de velocidad Muchas veces cuando uno ya lleva horas manejando, es fácil ponerse en un estado automático al ir conduciendo y exceder los límites de velocidad. Es importante ir checando frecuentemente la velocidad que llevamos, pues esto previene que pierdas el control del volante con cualquier distracción o imprevisto e ... read more

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Cash In With Coupons!

Who doesn’t like saving money? That’s right...very few people pass on opportunities to save a few bucks here and there, and Robert’s Auto Repair totally understands. That’s why we offer the following online specials: One is a Summer Special for Coolant Service for only $115.00. The other is an ongoing Special for 10% off parts and labor for any mechanical work, including major 30K, 60K, and 90K service. These specials can save you quite a bit of hard earned cash and are not meant to be ignored. Call Robert’s Auto Repair for an appointment if you need major 30K / 60K / 90K service, oil changes, tire service, detailing service, auto body repair, and more. Mechanical — 831-373-1534 Body Shop — 83

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Tips for Purchasing your Next Vehicle

Summer is known for being car buying season, and if you need to purchase a new vehicle, it is important to be prepared before arriving at the car dealership. Here are a few tips to make sure the process of purchasing your next vehicle runs smoothly. A flexible attitude is vital when it comes to purchasing cars. It is important to consider car brands that you may not initially like, and then arrive at the dealership prepared to compromise on the color, make, or model of a vehicle. It is also helpful to research outgoing models. A car company is most likely promoting a newer model and looking to get rid of older models. Along with older models, the price of winter cars also decreases, and it is the perfect time to purchase a larger vehicle, such as a truck of SUV. We hope, with these car-buying tips, you are able to purchase a vehicle best suitable for your budget and lifestyle! If you need us to inspect a used vehicle you are interested in buying, call today to schedule an appointment ... read more

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Keep Your Parked Car Cool during the Summer

One of the worst things during the summer is to get into a car that has been parked for hours in the hot summer sun. Here are a few tips to help you deal with your hot and uncomfortable vehicle. The first step is to look for a parking spot in the shade. However, your fellow drivers will also be looking for parking spots in the shade, so most likely the selection will be scarce. If you are unable to find a parking spot that can shield your vehicle from the sun, lower your windows to let cool air ventilate your vehicle. It may be necessary to purchase a sun visor, which will protect the interior of your vehicle from the summer sun. If you have an extra towel, it is also helpful to cover your steering wheel and dashboard with it. When you arrive back to your vehicle, the interior of car will not be as hot. Once you get back into your vehicle, immediately roll down all your windows and let your engine warm up. Once your engine is ready to go, turn on your air conditioning and roll up you ... read more

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Emergency Car Kit

It is important to be prepared for any issues that may occur when driving your vehicle and the first step to ensuring safe travels is to put together an emergency kit for your vehicle. Basic tools, such as pliers, jumper cables, and a tire pressure gauge, are key components to your emergency kit, and should be stored in a small storage box. If an emergency strikes, it is important that all your tools are stored with easy access in one container. Flat tires are also a common problem during long road trips, and it is important to be prepared if you may encounter one. The first step is to acquire a spare tire and make sure it is properly inflated. Next, acquire an appropriate size wrench and a safe jack if you need to replace your flat tire. The last item essential to your emergency kit is a gallon of water. If your engine overheats or there is a leak in your radiator, the gallon of water may be able to temporarily fix the problem. If a problem occurs with your vehicle, bring it into to ... read more

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Summer Is The Perfect Time To Show Off Your Vehicle

Summer is the perfect time to show off your vehicle, and the first step to having your car looking its best is to come to Robert’s Auto Repair for a full detail service. At our 26,000 square foot facility, we can make sure your vehicle is looking brand new again by using clay, wax, and a complete microbuff on your exterior paint. Your vehicle will once again have a new-car shine perfect for any of your summer plans. Robert’s Auto Repair also provides full service hand washes that can get rid of any spring or winter debris left on your vehicle. With both exterior and interior cleaning services available, you can leave Robert’s Auto Repair with your vehicle in pristine condition. Call today to schedule an appointment at our 26,000 square foot facility, located at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. Mechanical — 831-373-1534 Body Shop — 83

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Save Gas this Summer!

As gas prices continue to startlingly increase in America, summer road trips may seem completely out of the question. However, here are several tricks to help you conserve your fuel so that you can still enjoy an action-packed summer vacation. It is important to avoid excess braking and accelerating. Instead, try to predict when the light will turn red, coast to stop, and then slowly accelerate again. In general, rapid braking and accelerating will waste more fuel. When on the freeway, use cruise control to keep your car at a consistent speed. Statistics have concluded that using cruise control can conserve your fuel economy by 10%. Before leaving your house use mapping sites, like Google Maps and MapQuest, to plan your trip. Mapping sites will allow you to compute the most the efficient route to and from each location. Maintaining proper air pressure in your tires can also benefit your fuel economy. Lower air pressure results in rolling resistance so it is important to check your ti ... read more

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Tips for Teen Driving

With the school year finally coming to a close, many teenagers are already beginning to plan their summer vacation. Either it being driving to a summer job or embarking on a summer road trip, the roads will be packed with busy teenage drivers. Yet, teenagers and their parents should proceed with caution: summer also has the highest percentage of accidents caused by young drivers. Before letting your teenager out on the road, it is essential to inform your son or daughter about the importance of driving safely. Below are a few tips to ensure that your teenager safely reaches their destination: 1. Minimize Distractions It is tempting to turn on the radio or reach for your cell phone, but caution your teenage driver that it can only take a second for an inexperienced driver to lose control of their vehicle. 2. Practice Defensive Driving It is especially important for your son or daughter to be constantly anticipating and preparing for any situation that may occur. 3. Plan ... read more

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May Means More Driving!

With summer just around the corner, many parents are anticipating the end of the school year. It means much more time for family vacations, trips to the beach, and road trips across the state. In other words, more time spent driving in the car with your family. It is important that your vehicle is in its best condition before summer begins, and after enduring the harsh weather of winter and spring, it is the perfect time to get your vehicle thoroughly inspected. The weather conditions of winter and spring cause many components of your vehicle to work harder, including your brakes, windshield wipers, and underbody of your car. A safety inspection from Robert’s Auto Repair can ensure all parts of your vehicle are in pristine, working condition. Only then, can you embark on a safe and memorable summer vacation. If you are ready to make an appointment with Robert’s Auto Repair, contact us today. You’ll be glad you did! Mechanical -- 831-373-1534
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The Car-O-Liner Frame Racks at Robert’s Auto Repair -- BMW and Mercedes Benz Certified

The Car-O-Liner Frame Racks at Robert’s Auto Repair -- BMW and Mercedes Benz Certified

At Robert’s Auto Repair, we have invested $2 Million in renovations for cutting-edge technology and facility expansion. One of our important pieces of equipment are the Car-O-Liner Frame Rack, which is BMW and Mercedes Benz Certified. For more than 30 years, Car-O-Liner has provided the automotive industry with safe and profitable collision repair systems. Over 45,000 Car-O-Liner Collision Repair Systems are in use worldwide, and two of them are located right here Robert’s Auto Repair. Car-O-Liner products are well known for their high quality, advanced technology and ergonomic design. Car-O-Liner’s collision repair equipment is the best made, the easiest to learn, the simplest to use and the most productive. Because Car-O-Liner Frame Racks are so well designed, the auto body repair team at Robert’s Auto Repair can work much faster and more efficiently than on similar equipment. The Car-O-Liner Frame Racks are part of the processes we use to get you and your vehicle back out on t ... read more

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Schedule Your Next Appointment Online

Did you know that Robert’s Auto Repair has plenty of ways for you to schedule your next auto repair or maintenance service? Our website allows you to schedule your next appointment online, and it’s a fast and simple process. All you have to do is go to Appointments and fill in your name, phone number, email address, the date you want to schedule your appointment, the time you want to come, and tell us a little bit about what’s going on with your vehicle. Many of our customers who have scheduled their next appointment online have been very pleased with the results. No longer are you required to pick up the phone during our business hours to schedule an appointment. With the online appointment scheduling, you can select when you’re able to come in, even when you’re sitting at your computer late at night. Scheduling your next appointment online is just one of the many ways Robert’s Auto Repair makes it easier on you. Got questions? Contact us any time online ... read more

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The Best Days in December to Purchase a New Car

If you’re looking to buy a new car, many auto dealerships are trying to make their sales numbers with a year-end push. If you’re ready to buy, here are the best days to purchase a new vehicle in the month of December: 12/24/12 12/27/12 12/28/12 12/29/12 12/30/12 12/31/12 Dealers want to clear their lots of excess inventory so they can earn their end-of-year bonuses and avoid paying taxes on unsold vehicle stock. They do this by offering sizeable cash-back rebates, super financing discounts, and special lease deals, which means great pricing with discounts of up to 32% on some new car models. However, be prepared to choose from the dealer’s current inventory

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Top 3 Destinations to Drive Your Car on the Monterey Peninsula During December

Destination #1: Christmas At The Adobes Walking Tour in Downtown Monterey Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8 from 5 - 9 PM each night. Tickets are $20 Adult 18 and over; $2 Youth ages 6-17; Children 5-and-under free. Save $5 on one-night adult pass by purchasing ticket on or before October 31. Take your time and see all the buildings with a two-night Gold Pass for $30. NEW THIS YEAR! Buy tickets on-line and pick up at Pacific House Museum Will Call! - Located on Custom House Plaza near Fisherman's Wharf. Click to Buy Tickets On-line! Destination #2: Candy Cane Lane in Pacific Grove Every year, starting the first weekend in December and ending on Dec. 31, some 75 homes between Morse Drive and Beaumont Avenue become collectively known as Candy Cane Lane, a triangular winter wonderland with lights, displays, a centerpiece little park, music and Santa handing out candy to the kids. Here’s a video of Candy Cane Lane: Destination #3: Carmel-By-The-Sea From tree ligh ... read more

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Customer Rewards Card

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again... Our Customer Rewards Card Program helps you save money, and that’s an awesome thing to take advantage of during the holiday shopping season. For full details about our Customer Rewards Card program, read more here...

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The Top 4 Reasons Why People Come to Robert’s Auto Repair

Reason #1: Oil Changes Yes, we do plenty of oil changes at Robert’s Auto Repair. Regular oil changes are necessary to ensure the proper performance of a car or truck's engine. Frequent oil changes provide for a cleaner engine, longer engine life, lower vehicle emissions, better gas mileage, and better engine performance. Reason #2: Brakes 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. Reason #3: Noises From The Car Noises from the car are certainly something to check out, especially if these noises from the car are new or harsh on the ears. At Robert’s Auto Repair, we have a neat-o tool called, Chassis Ears, which we use to diagnose the noises. It’s helped us pinpoint the problems much faster, making the noises from the car go away and keeping ... read more

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5 Reasons You Want To Do Business With Robert’s Auto Repair

5 Reasons You Want To Do Business With Robert’s Auto Repair 2-year Warranty on Mechanical Repair Lifetime Warranty on Body and Paint Green Certification Voted Best Auto Service Only Auto Service with State-of-the-Art Equipment From start to finish, and any step in between, we are focused on getting your car back on the road...FAST! Here’s why: Our friendly staff is fully trained in the use of the latest estimating programs to give you fast, accurate quotes. For towing, we are associated with AAA authorized Monterey Garage. Your car can come under our care at the very first step. Major, or minor, all mechanical work is performed right here in our building. Your car’s body and paint will be given the look it had when brand new. Washing and detailing is an important last step. We gladly accept all insurance work and are preferred by Farmers, Progressive and Geico! Call today! Mechanical -- 831-373-1534
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Welcome to the Premiere Auto Shop of the Future!

At Robert’s Auto Repair, we have upped the ante of our auto body repair technology, and we are very excited! We are the first and only Green shop in the area using waterborne paint. Our paint curing process helps get your car back to you in record time. Our ultra modern equipment assures your car is put back to original factory condition. You can depend on our expert, mechanical repair work -- We Guarantee It! We do it all at Robert’s Auto Repair! Factory Quality Paint and Body Work Wheel Alignment Air Conditioning Suspension Brake Repair Air Bag Installation Certified Mechanical Technicians Certified Body and Paint Technicians Written Warranty Come see for yourself why Robert’s Auto Repair is the Premiere Auto Shop of the Future!Mechanical -- 831-373-1534
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