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  • Monterey: Where Spring is the Secret Summer

    Monday 25 February 2019

      To say that Monterey is such a beautiful place to visit seems redundant. If you are fortunate enough to LIVE here, then you should be steeped in gratitude. It would be kinda hard not to be, really. Think about this time of year and how many parts of the country aren’t necessarily steeped in gratitude but in snow, sleet, and downright terrible weather! Makes me shiver simply to think about it. We often refer to our spring as being a “secret summer” for a reason: The temp... read more

  • How Much do you LOVE Car Shows? We’ve compiled a short list of some of the top car shows in the United States.

    Monday 16 July 2018

    Americans love cars. To us, they are a symbol of freedom, independence and even if the make is foreign, part of the American dream. Also, there’s nothing better than spending an afternoon, or sometimes even a week, checking out the cars that are part of our history and heritage, or getting a glimpse at what the future holds. If you are a car-show enthusiast, these 10 should be on your bucket list. Some you can even squeeze in this summer and then put the rest on your calendar for next year... read more

  • What To Do In Monterey This 4th Of July

    Monday 02 July 2018

    Wondering what to do this 4th of July? Well, let us help you figure that out! You can start celebrating as early as 7:00 A.M. and continue on well into the night. From pancakes for breakfast to the fireworks at night, we’ve compiled plenty to keep you well fed and entertained this Wednesday as we celebrate our 242nd year of independence.  Pancake breakfast 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Monterey Firefighters Charity event held at Fire Station #1, 600 Pacific Street. Fun for the whole family... read more

  • Top 5 Obscure (yet really cool) Monterey Spots to Check Out This Summer

    Monday 11 June 2018

    If you live in the Monterey area, you know what a fantastic place it is and how many beautiful things there are to see and do. This time of year is lovely and calls us out to explore. Are you ready to get your adventure on but you want to stay local? Are you tired of the same old, yet fantastic, attractions? Here are 5 of the more obscure, yet relaxed, places you may not have already checked out. Who doesn't love a good pastry or taste of chocolate? The artisans at... read more

  • Honoring The Fallen on Memorial Day

    Monday 28 May 2018

    Memorial Day is a time to remember those military personnel who served and gave their lives to protect our country. There is a special concert from the Monterey County Pops called “To Remember and Honor” on the lawn of Colton Hall in downtown Monterey at 570 Pacific Street. Join us at this free event that kicks off at 2:00 PM.  

  • Ferrari Challenge at Laguna Seca in May 2018

    Monday 07 May 2018

    Lovers of all things Ferrari will rejoice this week when the Ferrari Challenge returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. For three days, May 4, 5 and 6, 2018, scores of Prancing Ponies of all types and their drivers will be challenged by Laguna’s iconic 2.238-mile road track. The Monterey County event is part of a series put on by the Ferrari company. For a fairly hefty entry fee (that includes the purchase of a new Ferrari), drivers are trained to compete in this international series. R... read more

  • Good Old Days Comes to Pacific Grove, April 14 & 15, 2018

    Monday 09 April 2018

      Every April, the Monterey Peninsula comes alive when the City of Pacific Grove shuts down Lighthouse Avenue for two days to accommodate Good Old Days, a truly locals-friendly community event that incorporates food, arts and crafts, live music, a classic car show and--best of all--a good old-fashioned parade complete with marching bands, fire engines, and kids. Locals flock to this event, as it marks the first big event of the season. People see friends they haven’t run into since t... read more

  • Elon Musk’s Space Roadster

    Sunday 01 April 2018

      By now, just about everyone on Earth knows that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk chose to launch his red Tesla Roadster into space on February 2, 2018, atop the maiden flight of that company’s Falcon Heavy rocket. It carried a mannequin named “Starman” dressed in a space suit and the car’s dashboard screen displayed the message “Don’t Panic” while David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” played on the car’s sound system. Hmm. Some might... read more

  • Back to the Future Again

    Monday 26 March 2018

      Doc Brown would be proud. Nooka was an American company that designed and produced lifestyle merchandise from, 2004 to 2016. Initially, they were known for avant-garde watches. Founded in New York, NY by artist Matthew Waldman, the company’s products explored the intersection of design and technology. In 2012, Nooka decided to repurpose a few Delorean sports cars as New York City taxicabs. The stunt was intended as promotion for the company. the automobiles have ‘come to s... read more

  • Enjoy the Monterey Peninsula With a Road Trip

    Monday 05 March 2018

    We didn’t really experience much of a winter this year--there were weeks that felt more like spring in San Diego than winter in Monterey. And because the snowpack in the Sierra was below average, many Bay Area residents forsook the mountains chose to visit us instead. If you needed proof, just drive down and see the lines of cars parked along Highway 1 outside of Point Lobos on any given weekend day.   Now that the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has folded up its tent for another year... read more

  • The Clambake is Coming…

    Thursday 01 February 2018

      Before there was Car Week, there was the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. For many years the golf tournament founded by crooner Bing Crosby was one of the biggest visitor draws of the year. The Monterey Peninsula’s typically sleepy winter streets burst into life as golf enthusiasts and celebrity watchers came to town. And that was the idea.   Bing had started his tournament in Rancho Santa Fe in 1937. It was a relaxed affair, a way for the singer to hang out with his celebrity... read more

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus to Spread Some Christmas Cheer!

    Monday 04 December 2017

    You won’t want to miss the excitement this Saturday, December 9, at 10:30 a.m. when Santa and Mrs.Claus fly-in by helicopter direct from the North Pole to Carmel Valley Village Airfield! There they'll board their sleigh and lead a parade through Carmel Valley Village. The parade is filled with horses, the Carmel Valley Kiwanis Club train, unique autos a... read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thursday 23 November 2017

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Everyone at Robert’s Collision Repair wishes you the happiest of holidays.     At Robert’s Collision and Repair, we don’t fix TVs, but we do fix automobiles. If you’re looking for professional technicians to repair your vehicle, visit our skilled mechanics at 234 Ramona Ave, Monterey, CA. 93940, or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to takin... read more

  • Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

    Monday 30 October 2017

    Halloween is here and with it come the added dangers of excited goblins running in the streets in their dark costumes. Robert’s Collision & Repair reminds you that trick-or-treaters can be indecisive and impulsive, and their costumes may hinder their peripheral vision. Please be careful and follow these Halloween safe driving tips:      Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra reacti... read more

  • How to Decorate Your Car for Halloween

    Monday 23 October 2017

    It’s Halloween costume time. This year, give your car some Halloween spirit with a costume of its own. Take a look at some of the creative ideas below.       You can find more Halloween vehicle costume ideas here: read more

  • Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tips

    Monday 16 October 2017

    Halloween is just a few weeks away. Time make your pumpkin a Jack-o-Lantern. Here are some pumpkin carving tips:   Be sure your pumpkin has a thick green stem. The greener the stem, the fresher the pumpkin. The thicker the stem, the thinker the pumpkin and the better for carving. Plan your design. If you’re an artist, freehand may work for you. The rest of us work better with a plan. Use a pen to draw you design before you get out you blade. Think outside the carving tool kit. Th... read more

  • How To Keep Your Cool In Monterey's September Weather

    Monday 25 September 2017

    As you know, the Monterey Peninsula is known for its cool weather. Our cool weather is what attracts people from all over so they can give their sweat glands a rest. But September is our warmest month, and when it’s Autumn everywhere else, it’s like Summer here. That’s why we’ve come up with a few reminders about how to keep cool in your car while you’re commuting around Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Marina, Salinas, Big Sur, and Moss Landing.   H... read more

  • Local September Events and Festivals on the Monterey Peninsula

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    September is a fabulous month for outdoor festivals on the Monterey Peninsula.  September is one of our favorite months because we have summertime temperatures, lots of sunshine, and plenty of festival food and drinks we can indulge in. Here are our top three local September events and festivals around the Monterey Peninsula:  ... read more

  • Welcome to Car Week, August 11 - 20, 2017

    Monday 14 August 2017

    Car week in Monterey takes place August 11 - 20, and it just so happens to be one of our favorite events here on the Monterey Peninsula! This year’s events will be scattered across Seaside, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach. Monterey Car Week has become one of the most popular car shows in the world. Considering the week-long festivities and famous cars and car designs, it’s no wonder why! The show starts off on Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey with a car show th... read more

  • Best Beach Hack Car Accessories

    Monday 17 July 2017

    In Monterey, we are so lucky to have such beautiful beaches and deep waters right in our backyard. Whether you’re headed to any beach along the coast of Marina, Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-By-the-Sea, and Big Sur, you know you’re in for a beautiful view. At Robert’s Collision and Repair, we’ve got a few things figured out about what to bring to those beach trips to make the most of them! Of course, there are the beach trip standards, which include: towels... read more

  • 4th of July Celebration & Traffic Safety

    Monday 03 July 2017

    The 4th of July is one of the most highly anticipated celebrations of the summer, from the cookouts on the beach to the sparklers to the 4th of July parade that marches down Alvarado Street in Monterey each year. However, it can become extremely dangerous pretty quickly.   Given the road closures, drinks, and fireworks that we enjoy each year, the potential for harm is pretty high. According to the United States Department of Transportation, in 2015 over 200 people were killed in car and... read more

  • Best Roadside Produce Stands In Monterey County

    Monday 08 May 2017

    Monterey has some of the best produce around to offer, but the key is knowing where to find them! Most Farmer’s markets in the area are a safe bet, but finding the best roadside stands can be a bit trickier. Here are a few suggestions for produce stands and farmer’s markets from a few Monterey locals here at Robert’s Collision and Repair.   The Farm in Salinas Valley. This produce location even has it’s own web page... read more

  • What You Should Know Before Making a Road Trip to Big Sur This Spring

    Monday 10 April 2017

    Big Sur is a popular travel destination for adventurous road trippers and vacationers alike. For those who’ve never been, Big Sur is simply the coast south of Carmel-By-the-Sea, and north of San Simeon, and sequestered by the Santa Lucia Mountains. The area is best known for hiking, camping, beaches, and all sorts of opportunities for adventure. Tourism in this area is essential for the modest community of families and small businesses who call Big Sur their home. But, even with blue skies... read more

  • The Latest in Driver Safety Technology

    Monday 27 March 2017

    With all the information out there about technology that inhibits driver safety, it’s worth taking a look at the other side of things: technology that makes our driving safer. Consider something as accepted as seatbelts! In the history of cars, seat belts are still a relatively new adaptation to cars, keeping driver and passengers that much safer in case of an accident. Let’s take a look at some of the latest tech when it comes to our daily commutes.   GPS Whether it’s... read more

  • Valentine Day Gifts for the Car Enthusiast

    Monday 13 February 2017

    Valentine’s Day is coming up fast for those of you with sweethearts out there! Luckily enough, you can infuse cars into just about anything! Here are a few ways to incorporate cars into gift ideas this Valentine’s Day.   Home Decor Decorate their living space or garage with automobile inspired memorabilia. It’s easy to find clever signs to put up around the workshop or decorative pillows with your favorite convertible on the cover.   Outd... read more

  • 2017 New Year Resolutions for You and Your Car

    Monday 02 January 2017

    For us, it’s become a tradition to share a few New Year’s Resolutions with you. Sometimes resolutions are tough to stick to, but these 5 simple car care routines are quick and easy to maintain. Little reminders to do the simple things to keep your car running until next year! 1) Get your car washed regularly This is one of those little things that falls to the side after a while. Keeping your car washed and clean can help maintain visibility and extend the life of your paint coat... read more

  • Survival Tips While Stuck In Your Car

    Monday 26 December 2016

    Being stranded with your car is undoubtedly a scary experience. Being stuck in your car is particularly scary if you are caught in a blizzard, stuck in a flash flood, riding through a major earthquake, or drive over a cliff. Believe it or not, if you are prepared, the situation can seem a lot less scary and much more manageable.   Robert’s Collision and Repair has compiled a list of survival tips if you and your family are ever stuck in your car:   Don’t abandon your c... read more

  • Playlist Suggestions for Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

    Monday 21 November 2016

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving, don’t forget the essentials…   Full tank of gas?  Check!   Tires properly inflated with the right amount of air?  Check!   Spare tire and battery cables in place?  Check!   Was the oil changed recently?  Check!   Road trip music?  Hmmm….   If you don’t already have a playlist prepared, here are a few suggestions for an epic Thanksgiving road trip:   The Travel Song... read more

  • 5 Driver Safety Tips for Halloween

    Saturday 29 October 2016

    Halloween is supposed to be scary. From the creepy witches to the spooky ghosts, there are plenty of things out there to get our heart racing. Let’s make sure our driving stays safe, so we can focus on this festive and fun holiday.   Robert’s Collision & Repair wants you and your family to stay safe. Unfortunately, during Halloween, the number of car accidents rise, especially during the hours of 6:00 - 9:00 PM. This could be due to the influx of trick or treaters walking... read more

  • How To Protect Yourself When Selling Your Car

    Sunday 23 October 2016

    It can be quite the challenge to sell your vehicle.  We have to worry about so many things, from finding the right price to writing the appropriate ads, that sometimes we overlook our safety. Robert’s Collision & Repair can help. We have compiled a list of tips to help you protect yourself when you are selling your car:   Be friendly: It helps to maintain a positive and friendly attitude during meetings with potential buyers. Try not to meet at y... read more

  • Top Autumn Road Trips on the Central Coast

    Monday 26 September 2016

    With fall upon us, it is time to start taking advantage of the beautiful foliage scattered around the central coast. How can you go about doing this? Autumn road trips are the answer. We are all about appreciating the beautiful community we call home. Robert’s Collision & Repair has put together a list of the top autumn road trips on the central coast:   Monterey’s Wine Trail: This road trip is nestled in the Salinas Hills on River Road. This route is full... read more

  • Celebrating Labor Day with Robert’s Collision & Repair

    Monday 24 August 2015

    We love laboring over the vehicles of our clients. It is both an honor and a privilege to serve our customers with outstanding auto body repair, tire service, mechanical repair, auto detailing, and waterborne paint services. This Labor Day, we are celebrating the near-completion of our renovations to our 26,000 square foot auto repair facility. If you have been a client of ours for a while, you probably have noticed how our look has evolved over time. Sprucing up our shop with new equipment, a n... read more

  • Get Ready! It’s Auto Week on the Monterey Peninsula!

    Monday 10 August 2015

    If you want to see the full schedule for Monterey Car Week, click here for the official website. However, if you want tips on how to enjoy Auto Week on a budget, watch this helpful video: If you need auto body, mechanical repair, tire service, detailing service, or auto paint service during Monterey Car Week, 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... read more

  • Celebrating Our Independence with Patriotic Cars

    Monday 06 July 2015

    To celebrate our nation’s freedom and Independence Day, we thought it would be fun to list the top ten American cars for patriotic drivers. If the weekend’s festivities, apple pie, and fireworks inspired you to buy a new ride, here are some vehicles to consider that are made in the U.S.A. Ford Mustang Coupe Chevrolet Silverado Truck Dodge Challenger Coupe Cadillac XTS Sedan GMC Yukon SUV Ram 1500 Truck Hyundai Sonata Sedan Jeep Patriot SUV Toyota Camry Sedan Acura ILX Sedan Of course... read more

  • Breaking News! Robert’s Collision & Repair is a State Farm Preferred Vendor

    Monday 08 June 2015

    Robert’s Collision & Repair is proud to announce that we have been added to State Farm's Select Service Provider list. This is great news for anyone who has State Farm Auto Insurance and needs auto collision repair. What does that mean for our State Farm customers? It means that when your vehicle needs auto body repair, Robert’s Collision & Repair has been vetted by State Farm as a preferred shop. As a State Farm Select Service Provider, you can count on our team to provide a sea... read more

  • It’s Auto Show Season!

    Monday 01 June 2015

    Summertime is always a busy time for auto shows here on the Monterey Peninsula. Mark your calendars! Here are some upcoming car shows you won’t want to miss: Capitola Car Show -- June 6 - 7, 2015 Just to the north of us, but still on the Monterey Bay, Capitola hosts its annual Rod and Custom Classic Car Show. Over 300 hot rods, muscle cars, vintage coupes, roadsters, and classics drive along the coast and shine in the sun along Capitola Beach. http://ww... read more

  • It’s Time For Some Automotive Spring Cleaning!

    Monday 04 May 2015

    When was the last time you treated your vehicle to a thorough Spring Cleaning? Now, when we say Spring Cleaning, we mean the following: Complete interior and exterior detailing Factory-recommended maintenance service and repair Dent repair, scratch removal, windshield repair, and paint touch ups Oftentimes, we overlook the deeper aesthetics of our vehicles. Beyond a car wash, most people don’t have their vehicles fully detailed and restored to a level that make the car look like it just rol... read more

  • Your Vehicle’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

    Sunday 04 January 2015

    Editorial Note: We can’t help but run this note from your vehicle every year. It’s one of our annual traditions. Happy New Year from the entire Robert’s Auto Repair team! I, my human's vehicle, do solemnly swear to make the following New Year's Resolutions for 2015. 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 stee... read more

  • New Year’s Eve Driving Safety Tips

    Monday 29 December 2014

    With New Year’s Eve approaching, many of us will be out and about celebrating with friends and family. To keep yourself and your passengers safe, here are some important driving tips that will keep you safe as the clock turns to 2015: Make certain your vehicle is in good repair so you won’t have to worry about pulling off, late at night, on the side of the road. Be sure to have a full tank of gas, too. While at a party, don’t leave your drink unattended, because someone may spike it and that i... read more

  • Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

    Sunday 21 December 2014

    2014 has been a year of growth and expansion at Robert’s Collision & Repair. Our auto body, mechanical, detail, and tire service teams all work tirelessly to be the premier auto repair facility in Monterey County. We are grateful for our loyal auto body and repair customers, and we wish you many blessings during the Christmas season and beyond. From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, but will be open to serve you on... read more

  • It’s That Time of Year: Holiday Light Displays

    Sunday 30 November 2014

    For those of you who are new to the Monterey Peninsula, we have several terrific holiday light displays you can drive to, just for fun. Here is our list of three local favorite holiday light displays: Candy Cane Lane in Pacific Grove Annual Boat Parade of Lights. When they aren’t sailing, you can see the boats all lit up near Fisherman’s Wharf. 508 Dennett St. in Pacific Grove, at the corner of 17 mile drive and Pine St. IT IS WORTH FINDING!!! In the meantime, let us know how Robert’s Colli... read more

  • Top 10 Things That Will Occupy The Kids During Your Thanksgiving Travels

    Sunday 16 November 2014

    There is no doubt that holiday travel with your family can be taxing. We want to make sure the time spent in your car is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Try these tips: Don’t forget the pillows. Traveling is exhausting. Make sure your kids are comfortable enough to take a nap. A car charger is a must. DVD players and phones help pass the time, but forgetting their chargers can be a disaster. Chargers need to be on your packing list. Stretch your legs at a pit stop: playgroun... read more

  • Are Your Tires Ready for the Holidays?

    Monday 03 November 2014

    Most people think of major road trips when they plan for tire service and maintenance. However, it’s the daily wear and tear on your vehicle, like your commute to work, trips to the mall, driving the kids to their activities, etc., that create the need for new tires. Be safe as we enter the holiday season and come to Robert’s Auto for tire service and maintenance. What kind of tire services do we provide? Here is a list of what we do, and why these maintenance services are so important: Flat... read more

  • Safety Tips for Halloween Driving

    Monday 27 October 2014

    Though Halloween is one of the most popular secular holidays in the United States, it can also be one of the most dangerous nights for pedestrians. As children and their families walk from house to house for trick-or-treating, the excitement often overrides their street smarts as pedestrians. Similarly, drivers can become easily distracted and harm pedestrians unintentionally. To make sure that everyone stays safe, here are reminders of common traffic laws in the State of California: Right-of-Wa... read more

  • Driving Tips for Labor Day Weekend

    Monday 25 August 2014

    The Labor Day holiday marks the final days of Summer. For many families, it’s that last chance to go on a road trip before school kicks into high gear. Many people will be hitting the road over the Labor Day weekend, so here are a few safe driving tips to keep in mind. Make sure you have a first aid kit stashed somewhere in your vehicle, just in case someone needs to mend a “boo-boo”. Traffic is going to be heavy, so try to hit the road earlier or later than everyone else. Make sure your... read more

  • Are You Ready For Monterey Car Week? August 11 - 17, 2014

    Monday 11 August 2014

    It’s time, and we’re off to a “good start”. Get ready for Auto Week on the Monterey Peninsula! This blog is designed to direct you to the scheduled events throughout the week of August 11th through the 17th. Tuesday, 8/12/14
    * Automobilia Monterey
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Location: The Embassy Suites - 1441 Canyon Del Rey
    Admission: Check website for prices * Concours on the Avenue
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Location: Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The... read more

  • How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Auto Shows

    Monday 28 July 2014

    If you love to enter your vehicle into classic car shows, your ride needs to look spectacular. Many auto collectors on the Monterey Peninsula bring their classic automobiles to Robert’s Collision & Repair to spiff up their vehicles. If you are new to prepping your vehicle for the summertime auto shows, here are some tips to get your vehicle ready: Mechanical maintenance-- If your vehicle is in top operating order, it will not fail you as you drive to and fro the auto sho... read more

  • Your Vehicle’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

    Sunday 05 January 2014

    Editorial Note:  We can’t help but run this note from your vehicle every year. It’s one of our annual traditions. Happy New Year from the entire Robert’s Auto Repair team! I, my human's vehicle, do solemnly swear to make the following New Year's Resolutions for 2014. 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... read more

  • Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

    Monday 23 December 2013

    The family of Robert’s Auto Repair wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, but will otherwise be open to serve you. We want to thank all of you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your patronage of our auto body, mechanical, detail, and tire service facility. May you all be safe and healthy over the holidays. We look forward to serving you the next time your vehicle needs any type of auto repair. With love and respect... read more

  • November = Time To Prepare Your Vehicle For Holiday Travel!

    Monday 04 November 2013

    Welcome, November! Now that you’re here, we are officially in a Halloween candied, sugar-overloaded stupor and heading straight into the throes of the holiday season.  Tis the season to be on the roads more often than usual, so here are some helpful reminders to prepare the family vehicle for holiday travel: Oil Changes:  If you look at your vehicle’s odometer, do you notice anything? If it has been over 3000 miles since your last oil change with conventional oil, perhaps it’s t... read more

  • Halloween / Dia De Los Muertos Driving Safety Tips (en espanol) Recomendaciones de seguridad para este Halloween y Día de los Muertos

    Monday 28 October 2013

    Las fechas de fiesta y celebración se están acercando muy rápido! Como lo hacemos de costumbre, en estas fechas salimos a buscar el mejor disfraz para llevar a las fiestas de Halloween y buscamos las mejores flores y decoraciones para los altares de nuestros familiares que han fallecido para el día de muertos. Aquí en Robert’s Auto Repair, ustedes son parte de nuestra familia y queremos que pasen un divertido y seguro Halloween y un tranquilo Día de Muertos. Por eso les pedimos que tomen medidas... read more

  • Driving Safety During The First Rains of the Season

    Sunday 20 October 2013

    Slick roads are only fun on a go-kart track...not on the freeway, right? When the first rains of the season hit the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas, it is important to be very careful while driving. When the first rains of the season come along, the roads are super slick due to the oils deposited from the traffic. Naturally, when water drops hit the well-oiled roadways, there is a higher tendency for cars and trucks to slip and slide. At best case scenario, your vehicle hits a slick spot a... read more

  • Indian Summer and Your Vehicle

    Monday 07 October 2013

    Ah, our Indian Summer is here. Have you noticed how gorgeous our weather is around the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas region? Simply beautiful. In this brief period of warm, sunny weather, there are several things you can do to enjoy your vehicle to the max during Indian Summer. Here are a few ideas to consider: Make your vehicle shine with a full detail service. -- Robert’s Auto Repair has a full menu of detailing services that will make your ride look shiny and clean again. Not only are we ca... read more

  • Labor Day Weekend Safety / Mantente ati y a tu familia seguros este dia del trabajo!

    Tuesday 03 September 2013

    Ahora que se acerca el fin de semana del dia del trabajo, ¡no te esperes a que sea fin de semana para darle servicio a tu carro! La familia y los amigos son una de las cosas mas importantes para nuestras vidas, por lo que hay que tomar las debidas precauciones antes de salir a carretera. Para nuestro taller la salud y bienestar de usted y de sus seres queridos es muy importante. Por esto le sugerimos de la mejor manera no manejar borracho, cansado, en condiciones de clima extremo y asegurarse d... read more

  • Back to School Safety

    Monday 19 August 2013

    With school just around the corner, the roads are going to be packed with a plethora of busy drivers, bright yellow school buses, and kids walking eagerly to their classes. Since safety always comes first, it is the perfect time to bring your car into Robert’s Auto Repair for routine maintenance and to brush up on your driving skills. Here a few tips to help make the transition back to school both smoother and safer: 1. Always double check the crosswalks It is always important... read more

  • Auto Week 2013

    Monday 19 August 2013

    Here are some photos of the beautiful cars on show during Auto Week, August 11 -

  • August Car Events

    Sunday 11 August 2013

    In Monterey, August is an exciting month for car lovers. Ranging from the annual Concours d’ Elegance to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports reunion, there will be plenty of events for you to attend. Below are a list of events located throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Car Shows: Carmel Concours on the Avenue Located in Carmel, CA, this event is held Tuesday, August 13th from 10am to 5pm The Little Car Show Vehicles will line up on Lighthouse Ave on Wednesday, August 14, from 12pm to... read more

  • Get Ready For Monterey Car Week: August 12-18, 2013

    Monday 29 July 2013

    With Monterey Car Week just around the corner, Robert’s Auto Repair wants to help you plan ahead for exciting week. Here are a few events that will be held during the week: Concours on the Avenue Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Location:  Ocean Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea Admission:  Free Monterey Car Week's 5th Annual Rally Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Time to Be Announced Location:  To Be Announced Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance Presented by Rolex Thursday... read more

  • Happy Earth Day!

    Monday 22 April 2013

    Today is April 22, 2013, and we wish you a Happy Earth Day. What are some of the things you can do with your car, truck, van, or SUV to be friendly to the environment? Here are six tips that you can use to help save fuel, keep our air cleaner, and help out Mother Nature: Reduce your carbon footprint by leaving your car at home twice a week. Leaving your car at home twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1,600 pounds per year. Work from home. You'll reduce air pollution and traffic cong... read more

  • Spring Cleaning For Your Vehicle?

    Monday 15 April 2013

    Have you thought about Spring Cleaning your vehicle? If you do, not only will your car be cleaner, but it could become more fuel efficient, too. Here are some areas where your vehicle could benefit from some deep cleaning and a little bit of extra elbow grease. 1. Take out the trash. Do you really need all those empty water bottles and boxes of junk taking up trunk space and adding weight to the car? Do you really want your vehicle to be a rolling lab experiment with excess amounts of... read more

  • Your Vehicle's New Year's Resolutions for 2013

    Monday 31 December 2012

    *Editor’s Note: We have a tradition of posting this personal message from your vehicle every year. Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! I, my human's vehicle, do solemnly swear to make the following New Year's Resolutions for 2013. 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 a... read more

  • All I Want For Christmas Is ...

    Sunday 23 December 2012

    A happy life Abundance Lots of love Growth and prosperity Family and friends Safe and reliable vehicles A full belly A happy home From our family to yours, Merry Christmas, everyone

  • Brake Safety and The Thanksgiving Holiday

    Monday 19 November 2012

    Brakes are often taken for granted, until they don’t work so well.  If you’re planning to travel across town or on the freeway, getting your brakes checked and repaired is the best way to stay safe. We don’t mean to scare you, but look at some of these scary Thanksgiving Holiday driving statistics: Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday period of the year with almost 90% of those traveling doing so by car and, if previous year statistics hold true, this Thanksgiving weekend will al... read more

  • Time To Prepare Your Vehicle For The Holidays

    Monday 12 November 2012

    Tires in good shape?  ….Check! Oil changed?  ….Check! Brakes all good?  ….Check! Engine been checked?  ….Check! With the holidays approaching, it is wise to come into Robert’s Auto Repair now and get a Vehicle Safety Inspection done. When you come in for any service or repair, the Vehicle Safety Inspection is FREE.  When we say any, we mean any oil change, brake repair, headlight repair, etc.  If you wish to come in for just the Vehicle Safety Inspection, it costs $94.23. However you choose to... read more

  • Parking at Local County Fairs

    Tuesday 04 September 2012

    We loved going to the Monterey County Fair this weekend! Now that we’re into County Fair Season, it’s a fun time for everyone...but your car might not like it so much. Here are some ways to protect your vehicle from scratches and dings in the county fair parking lots while you’re snacking on cotton candy: Park your car in a wide enough space. Don't park your car between larger vehicles, for they could block your view or hit you with their wide doors. Park your car between compact cars. Park y... read more

  • Wrapping Up: August Auto Shows on the Monterey Peninsula

    Tuesday 28 August 2012

    August is a fabulous time to see some lovely -- and lovingly cared for -- vehicles on the Monterey Peninsula. Here is a glimpse at some of the beautiful cars we saw at last year's auto show in Pacific Grove: To get your car looking this great, schedule an appointment with our auto body or detailing shop, today at 831-373-1535. Robert’s Auto Repair is conveniently located at 234 Ramona, Monterey, CA 93940, right off of Del Monte Blvd. at Highway

  • The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Was Here!

    Monday 20 August 2012

    Did you see all those gorgeous, expensive, and immaculate automobiles during the Concours d’Elegance over the weekend? Wow! We got a glimpse of a few, and they were outstanding! After seeing all these beautiful autos, many locals turn to Robert’s Auto Repair asking, “How can I make my car look like new again?”. Luckily, Robert’s Auto Repair is the premiere auto repair center of the Monterey Peninsula, and when you bring your vehicle into our “car spa”, your set of wheels will look a lot like... read more

  • The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is Coming!

    Monday 13 August 2012

    We, here, on the Monterey Peninsula are blessed, for we live in a place of cool Summer temperatures, incredible natural beauty, and a warm, tightly-knit community. Though we are fortunate year round, we become even more blessed when all the auto shows come to town...especially the Concours d’Elegance! No doubt, you’ll see some beautiful automobiles all week long as we prepare for Concours d’Elegance, but if you’re not sure what the schedule is, here is a link to their website... read more

  • Summertime Heat and Monterey Peninsula Gloom

    Monday 09 July 2012

    The Monterey Peninsula is a beautiful place and when it is super hot everywhere else during Summer, we often have a marine layer that can look somewhat gloomy. What should you do to prepare your vehicle for extreme Summertime conditions? Come to Robert’s Auto Repair for an Air Conditioning recharge, service, or repair. There are many benefits to arranging regular car air conditioning maintenance, including the following: Save on Repair Bills – By arranging regular vehicle air... read more

  • Driving Safely During the Independence Day Holiday

    Monday 02 July 2012

    When the 4th of July comes around, that means a lot of people will be hitting the road...both into and out of town. Here on the Monterey Peninsula, we attract many tourists, and we love them. However, they’re not accustomed to the traffic rules in our area, so it’s important to drive extra cautiously around the Monterey Peninsula during the Independence Day Holiday. Things to Remember: Tourists love to honk their horns in the tunnel. It’s a tradition among many. Our advice... read more

  • Saving Money During Summer Road Trips

    Monday 21 May 2012

    As a helpful reminder of how to save money during summer road tips, here is some friendly advice from Robert’s Auto Repair: Tune up your car. Stay with friends and relatives. Book in advance. Keep an itinerary. Look for discounts. We may not be able to help you with tips #2 through #5, but we can certainly assist you with tip #1. If you are interested in giving your vehicle a tune-up and having it inspected for safety, schedule an appointment with Robert’s Auto Repair at 831

  • April Showers Bring May Flowers....And Accidents

    Monday 23 April 2012

    Scattered April showers and major Spring storms cause inconvenience and minor accidents on Monterey County's freeways. Given the imminent hazard April showers create, it is a good idea for all drivers, especially teenage or inexperienced ones, to review the causes and solutions to hydroplaning as it may save you or a loved one from getting into an accident. Hydroplaning occurs when the tires of your vehicle cannot displace water fast enough to make proper contact with road surface. The result o... read more

  • Your Vehicle's New Year's Resolutions for 2012

    Thursday 29 December 2011

    I, my human's vehicle, do solemnly swear to make the following New Year's Resolutions for 2012. 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 she... read more

  • Have A Happy and Safe Halloween, Everyone!

    Monday 31 October 2011

    At Robert’s Auto Repair, we love celebrating Halloween, for it’s one of our favorite holidays. However, don’t get scary driving around while the little ghosts and goblins are Trick-Or-Treating. To help keep Halloween fun, we thought we’d provide some driving “tricks” and tips to stay safe on the road after dark on Halloween. To help everyone bring home treats — not tragedies — follow these driving tips for a safe Halloween: Don't use a cell phone while driving through neighborhoods. A single di... read more

  • Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca, September 16-18, 2011

    Wednesday 14 September 2011

    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the 2011 Monterey Sports Car Championships, featuring dramatic races for the Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup, Cooper Tires prototype Lites Championships, the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. What is the American Le Mans Series?
    The American Le Mans Series is a unique style of race. Four classes of car, Le... read more

  • Back To School Vehicle Safety at Robert's Auto Repair

    Monday 29 August 2011

    Sorry, kids! Summer has ended and school is getting started. But now that you’re headed back to school, aren’t you excited about the new school year, the new friends you’ll make, and the cool stuff you’ll learn? Parents, to help prepare the kids and your family vehicle for going back to school, 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... read more

  • Robert’s Auto Repair at the Pacific Grove Auto Show, August 19, 2011

    Saturday 20 August 2011

    The Pacific Grove Auto Show happened on Friday, August 19th and there were some terrific looking cars there. We recognized some of our local clients there and their cars. Check out the photos taken by Robert's Auto Repair

  • Rewards Are Good!

    Friday 22 April 2011

    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 r... read more

  • Your Vehicle's New Year's Resolutions

    Sunday 26 December 2010

    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... read more

  • Christmas Wishes From Us At Robert's Auto Repair

    Monday 20 December 2010

    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 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... read more

  • Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Thanksgiving Weekend

    Friday 19 November 2010

    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 ec... read more

  • Driving On Halloween Can Be Scary!

    Monday 25 October 2010

    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... read more

  • Summertime Car Shows

    Monday 16 August 2010

    Summer is the perfect time to show off your ride.  There are so many summertime car shows that sometimes it's hard to choose! Here are some famous car shows that many car aficionados from the Monterey Peninsula may participate in: Hot August Nights in Reno, NV, August 1 - 8, 2010 NISEI Week Car Show in Los Angeles, CA, August... read more

  • Concours d'Elegance

    Monday 09 August 2010

    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 beaut... read more

  • Supporting Our High School Sports Community

    Monday 19 July 2010

    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... read more

  • First Annual Pharaohs Rod Run to The Moose

    Friday 02 July 2010

    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... read more

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