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  • Why Auto Insurance Companies Trust Robert’s Collision & Repair

    Sunday 27 September 2015

    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... read more

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

    Friday 18 September 2015

    “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... read more

  • Driving Safety Tips Around Kids and Schools

    Monday 14 September 2015

    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 perso... read more

  • Road Trip Idea: Tour Monterey Wine Country

    Saturday 15 August 2015

    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 addr... read more

  • Our 5 Favorite Songs about Cars

    Sunday 02 August 2015

    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 Collisi... read more

  • How to Save Money on Gasoline

    Monday 27 July 2015

    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... read more

  • Top 5 Road Trips Around Monterey County

    Monday 27 April 2015

    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 basic... read more

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

    Monday 23 March 2015

    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 G... read more

  • How To Avoid Texting While Driving

    Sunday 15 March 2015

    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 on... read more

  • What Makes A Good Mechanic?

    Monday 09 March 2015

    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 co... read more

  • How To Decorate Your Vehicle with Christmas Lights

    Monday 15 December 2014

    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 ne... read more

  • Treat Your Vehicle To a Holiday Makeover

    Sunday 30 November 2014

    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... read more

  • Take Advantage of Robert’s Customer Rewards Card

    Sunday 23 November 2014

    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 th... read more

  • Windshield Wiper Special Offer

    Sunday 19 October 2014

    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 a... read more

  • 6 Auto Tips for College-Bound Kids

    Tuesday 02 September 2014

    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 f... read more

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

    Monday 04 August 2014

    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 C... read more

  • Top 10 Road Trips In The USA

    Monday 21 July 2014

    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 C... read more

  • Have You Noticed Our Small Name Change?

    Sunday 13 July 2014

    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 YouTub... read more

  • Why Minis Are Fabulous Road Trip Cars!

    Monday 23 June 2014

    “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 desi... read more

  • May Is The Month We’ll Celebrate BMWs

    Thursday 08 May 2014

      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 becau... read more

  • What Auto Body Work Will My Insurance Cover?

    Monday 28 April 2014

    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... read more

  • What You Should Know About Your Windshield

    Monday 21 April 2014

    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... read more

  • How Bluetooth Technology Helps Auto Body Shops Lose Business

    Monday 31 March 2014

    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 a... read more

  • Conserving Water When Washing Your Car

    Monday 10 March 2014

    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... read more

  • How To Drive Mountain Roads

    Monday 24 February 2014

    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 u... read more

  • Why Do We Get Carsick?

    Tuesday 18 February 2014

    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... read more

  • Road Trip Games For Kids

    Monday 10 February 2014

    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... read more

  • Traveling With Pets In The Car

    Saturday 01 February 2014

    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 wat... read more

  • How To Drive A Manual Transmission Effectively

    Monday 27 January 2014

    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: &l... read more

  • Driving In Ice? Here’s How To Stay Safe

    Monday 20 January 2014

    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 tri... read more

  • Decorating Your Vehicle For The Holidays

    Monday 16 December 2013

    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

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

    Monday 02 December 2013

    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 ou... read more

  • Are You and Your Car Ready For The Shopping Season?

    Sunday 24 November 2013

    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... read more

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

    Monday 09 September 2013

    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... read more

  • Cash In With Coupons!

    Monday 05 August 2013

    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 qui... read more

  • Tips for Purchasing your Next Vehicle

    Monday 24 June 2013

    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 hel... read more

  • Keep Your Parked Car Cool during the Summer

    Monday 17 June 2013

    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... read more

  • Emergency Car Kit

    Monday 10 June 2013

    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 r... read more

  • Summer Is The Perfect Time To Show Off Your Vehicle

    Monday 03 June 2013

    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... read more

  • Save Gas this Summer!

    Sunday 19 May 2013

    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 crui... read more

  • Tips for Teen Driving

    Monday 13 May 2013

    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... read more

  • May Means More Driving!

    Monday 06 May 2013

    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... read more

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

    Monday 04 March 2013

    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... read more

  • Schedule Your Next Appointment Online

    Monday 07 January 2013

    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... read more

  • The Best Days in December to Purchase a New Car

    Monday 10 December 2012

    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, a... read more

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

    Monday 03 December 2012

    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 P... read more

  • Customer Rewards Card

    Sunday 25 November 2012

    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...

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

    Monday 05 November 2012

    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 i... read more

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

    Monday 22 October 2012

    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 q... read more

  • Welcome to the Premiere Auto Shop of the Future!

    Sunday 14 October 2012

    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... read more

  • When The Weather Is Fine...It’s Time for a Joy Ride!

    Monday 01 October 2012

    Have you seen how gorgeous it is outside today? It’s hard not to want to soak up the sun all day. Our Indian Summers on the Monterey Peninsula are simply gorgeous, and for those of us who love our cars, the temptation to roll down the windows, open up the sunroof, or take the convertible top down is very high! On beautiful days like these, have fun breathing in the fresh air and feeling the wind in your hair. When you’re done with your beautiful drive by our gorgeous coastline, come see us at... read more

  • Child Safety Seats -- Can they be used after a crash?

    Monday 24 September 2012

    Many people believe that if their vehicle is in an accident, but the child car seat is undamaged, they are still good. However, that is not the case. According to the NHTSA, child safety seats must be replaced following a moderate or severe crash in order to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers. However, for any child car seat that has endured a minor crash, they may be replaced later if the minor crash did not damage the child safety seat, airbags were not dep... read more

  • Falling Leaves, Tree Sap & Bird Poop

    Monday 17 September 2012

    Now that we’re in September, when leaves start to turn and birds migrate, expect to see more debris on your vehicle: falling leaves, tree sap, and bird poop. Falling leaves are pretty easy to clear off, but sometimes they get stuck in the crevices around the engine compartment and air vents for your A/C system. Tree sap can happen any time, especially if you park your vehicle outside. Sometimes tree sap can mar the car paint. Bird poop is pretty harmless, but it’s a mess. If you’ve ever been u... read more

  • Traffic Safety Tips

    Monday 10 September 2012

    Now that school’s back in session and Indian Summer is here, we’ve all seen our fair share of increased traffic. We all know how important traffic safety is, but here are a few reminders that will keep you and your vehicle safe and sound: Tip #1: Don’t drive distracted. About 80% of all auto related deaths and injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year. For all of you who are putting on makeup while driving, texting while driving, fiddling around with your mapping system while drivin... read more

  • Summertime Auto Shows and Events on the Monterey Peninsula

    Monday 23 July 2012

    As you know, the Monterey Peninsula is famous for Summertime auto shows and events. Here are 3 of the top events coming up: Red Bull Gran Prix, July 27 - 29, 2012  http://www.seemonterey.com/events/sporting/grand-prix/ Concours d’ Elegance, August 13 - 19, 2012
    http://www.seemonterey.com/events/sporting/concours... read more

  • Tips to Save Money at the Gas Pump

    Monday 16 July 2012

    Today’s blog is brought to you with the help of the Federal Trade Commission. Click on this link and discover various tips to save money at the gas pump. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/energysavings/savegas/flash.html If you would like to bring your vehicle in to Robert’s Auto Repair for service, repair, an oil change, an engine tune-up, wheel alignment, new tires, or auto body repair, ca... read more

  • Cut Your Crash Risk with DriveSharp

    Monday 25 June 2012

    Get the fun, game-like computer program that’s proven to enhance driver safety. Brought to you by PositScience and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, This brain fitness software will reduce your crash risk by up to 50%! http://drivesharp.positscience.com/?CJAID=10685832&CJPID=3529639 It’s an easy exam and fun, too! Try the trial and see how well you do. In the meantime, if you hav... read more

  • Monterey County Driver Improvement Courses

    Monday 18 June 2012

    Have you or someone in your family had a few too many traffic accidents? If so, consider improving your driving skills by enrolling in a driver improvement course. There are several driver improvement courses available in Monterey County. AAA Online Mature Driver Course Go To Traffic School... read more

  • Mature Drivers Choose “Smart” Vehicles

    Monday 11 June 2012

    Here are some interesting facts about mature drivers that will be affecting many of us who live on the Monterey Peninsula: By 2020, there will be more than 40 million licensed drivers ages 65 and older. The 65 and over age group ranks second in traffic fatalities. 40 percent of motorists over the age of 65 suffered from at least one of nine driving related difficulties commonly caused by aging. Nearly one in five motorists over 65 plan to buy or lease a new vehicle in the next two years. B... read more

  • Having “The Talk” About Driving With An Elderly Friend or Relative

    Monday 04 June 2012

    AAA Association has some great tips on how to have “the talk” with our elders about driving and their safety. Remember the day your parents sat you down to have "The Talk?" Your pre-teen palms sweated while you waited awkwardly to hear what they had to say. Now, many years later, it's your turn-and you dread sitting your elderly mother or father down for a different version of "The Talk," to discuss the possibility that it may be time to give up the keys. Here on the Monterey Peninsula, we are... read more

  • Don’t Text and Drive

    Tuesday 29 May 2012

    Texting while driving has become a growing problem. Thanks to Adolfo Nascimento of the Concord Patch, and AAA Association, here are some things to consider before you text while operating a moving vehicle. Distracted Driving in California While California leads the nation in seatbelt compliance, deaths of 16-year-old drivers statewide increased 16 percent in the first half of last year compared to 2010, said Kelly Browning, executive director of the nonprofit group Impact Teen Drivers. D... read more

  • Customer Rewards

    Monday 30 April 2012

    Have you heard of our Customer Rewards program at Robert’s Auto Repair? Our rewards program is designed to save you money on future invoices, every time you come to Robert’s Auto Repair for service. If you are not already familiar with our Customer Rewards program, here’s how it works: rewards card

  • What You Should Know About Your Vehicle’s Electrical System

    Monday 16 April 2012

    Robert’s Auto Repair is proud to offer electrical system repair and maintenance on all vehicles, including electric vehicles. With the help of the Department of Motor Vehicles, here are a few things you should know about repairing your vehicle’s electrical system: Ignition -- http://www.dmv.org/how-to-guides/ignition.php Alternator -- http://w... read more

  • Old Cars vs. New Cars: Which is more affordable?

    Tuesday 03 April 2012

    In tough economic times it makes sense to maximize every dollar. In terms of car buying, that suggests buying a clean used car instead of springing for a shiny new one. But is buying a used car always cheaper than buying a new vehicle? In most typical economic climates, the answer is a resounding "yes." However, the current economic climate is anything but typical. In fact, the deals on some new cars are so generous they actually make a new car less expensive than both a one-year-old used and ce... read more

  • Why Won't My Car Start?

    Monday 26 March 2012

    There are many reasons why a car may not start. To really know, you’ll want to bring your vehicle in to Robert’s Auto Repair for a thorough inspection, but here are some of the top reasons your car may be unable to start: Electric Fuel Pump Failure /Fuel Filter Restriction One of the most common no-start problems we have seen is the failure of in-tank electric fuel pumps, primarily due to lack of proper scheduled maintainance. If the fuel filter is not changed at the proper int... read more

  • How Well Do You Know Your Automobile?

    Monday 19 March 2012

    When was the last time you read your vehicle’s Owners Manual? If it’s been a while, and you’re not sure what that light on the dash board means, or what that beeping noise is, chances are your Owners Manual will explain it all. Your Owners Manual will tell you everything from the curb weight of your car to the type of gas and oil you should use. It includes information about replacing the tires, decoding the dashboard lights, and even changing your headlight bulbs. Needless to say, your Owners M... read more

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Monday 12 March 2012

    If you’ve not seen these before, they bear repeating. Check out our FAQs and if you don’t see the answer to your question, feel free to call us directly at 831-373-1534. We’re here to help! Q. How often should I rotate my tires?
    Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear. Q. Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?
    YES. The failure of a timing belt in ma... read more

  • What’s new at Robert’s Auto Repair?

    Monday 05 March 2012

    The construction from our $2 Million renovation is complete, but we’re always doing something new to improve our processes here at Robert’s Auto Repair. Today, we’d like to feature our Paint Shop. Our Paint Shop is made up of certified paint shop employees who take pride in their work. We use Waterborne paint, which is friendly to our planet and your vehicle, and it has an additional benefit of drying very quickly. Waterborne paint also creates a safer working environment for our employees and r... read more

  • Now Accepting USAA Insurance for Military Personnel!

    Monday 07 November 2011

    Robert’s Auto Repair is proud to announce our new status as a Direct Repair Provider with USAA Auto Insurance. Designed to cover the needs of our students, staff, and faculty at Naval Post Graduate School, The Presidio of Monterey, Fort Ord and other local military facilities, Robert’s Auto Repair is a new provider for your auto body repair needs. Robert’s Auto Repair is an award-winning, highly respected, 26,000 sq. ft. auto body repair, mechanical repair, tire and alignment service, detailing... read more

  • Robert’s Auto Repair Has A New Look!

    Monday 19 September 2011

    After months of construction, Robert’s Auto Repair has a new look...and it’s beautiful!  Check out this slideshow of our remodeled front entrance and new sign. Not only is our facility more beautiful, it is the premier auto repair center on the Monterey Peninsula. Contact us for an appointment to take advantage of the following services offered in house: Auto Detailing Tire Center Wheel Alignment Paintless Dent Repair Factory Quality Paint and Body Work (with a lifetime warranty) Air Con... read more

  • Loyalty Pays Off

    Monday 02 May 2011

    We, here at Robert's Auto Repair, love our customers and we are loyal to them. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways... We love it when you visit us! We love it when you trust us to take loving care of and maintain your beloved vehicles. AND, we love rewarding you with great service each time you visit our premier auto body and repair facility! But here's what we REALLY love...showing you reciprocated loyalty by offering our new Customer Rewards Program. Webster defines loyal as; unswer... read more

  • Robert's Auto Repair - Subaru Repair | Subaru Service

    Monday 28 February 2011

    Subaru is the automotive manufacturing division of Japanese conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). FHI is currently in a partial partnership with Toyota, which owns 16.5% of FHI. The Subaru logo is based on the star constellation of Pleiades, and also alludes to the five companies that merged to create FHI. The popular Subaru models include the Impreza, Outback, Forester, Legacy and Tribeca. Subaru is a brand that Robert's Auto Repair's mechanics will expertly work on, no matter if... read more

  • Nissans

    Monday 25 October 2010

    When it was founded in 1914, Datsun was named after the surnames of its 3 founders--Den, Aoyoma, and Takeuchi.  Over the years, the brand took several names and eventually became "Datsun" to phonetically sound like the "Son of DAT".  The spelling of "Datson" was rejected in Japan because "son" means "loss" in Japanese, thus "Datsun" was born. The Nissan brand started being used in the 1930s, however, when the Nissan Motor Company was founded in 1934, it continued to market its vehicles under th... read more

  • Toyotas

    Monday 18 October 2010

    During the oil crisis of 1973 here in the United States, many consumers pushed for a more fuel-efficient choice of automobile.  Toyota entered their gas-sipping vehicles en masse into the American market shortly thereafter.  As Toyota's popularity grew, they developed the Lexus, Tundra, Camry, Solara, Avalon and Scion brands.  Now, Toyota is a brand that dominates sales in the world-wide automobile market. Robert's Auto Repair is a Toyota maintenance and repa... read more

  • Hondas

    Monday 11 October 2010

    Honda is one of the most popular car brands in the United States.  Look anywhere on the road and chances are good that you'll be driving alongside, near, or behind a Honda.  Hondas are great cars and they run for a very long time if maintained properly. Robert's Auto Repair is a Honda maintenance and repair destination. Look, we talk an awful lot about how we are like a Car Spa, but we don't just service luxury vehicles.  In fact, we maintain Hondas all the time here at Robert's Auto Repair. Le... read more

  • Did You Know?--Children's Car Seats

    Friday 24 September 2010

    When your vehicle goes through an accident that warrants it, you may get a new child's car seat. When we cart around precious cargo--like our children--we don't want to risk jeopardizing their safety. So, if a vehicle has been in a rough accident, your insurance company may very well authorize the replacement of your old child's car seat with a new one. Now, that's a smart way to preserve precious cargo. If your vehicle needs auto body repair of any kind, contact Robert's Auto Repair at... read more

  • Insurance List

    Monday 20 September 2010

    Robert's Auto Repair works with many auto insurance companies and we're very proud of it! Here is a list of those companies who currently have us on their preferred vendor lists: AAA Bristol West Farmer's Geico Metlife Permit General Progressive Unitrin If you do not see your insurance company listed above, no worries! Robert's Auto Repair has the ability to work with all auto insurance companies. If your vehicle needs auto body repair of any kind, contact Robert's Auto Repair at... read more

  • Laguna Seca Racing

    Monday 02 August 2010

    Those of us that live in Monterey County know how lucky we are to be so close to the legendary Laguna Seca Raceway.  Made famous as the site of the Red Bull MotoGP and the challenging "corkscrew" portion of its raceway, Laguna Seca is a world-renowned Mecca for racing fans. We, at Robert's Auto Repair, are big fans of anything automotive, and we love attending the local events at Laguna Seca.  There are plenty of automotive events to keep you occupied... read more

  • Summer Accidents

    Sunday 25 July 2010

    Here's an interesting statistic about summer:  it is the season with the highest number of accidents and emergency room visits. Why is this? Well, a lot of it has to do with the fact that more people are outside playing, driving around more, and getting into various levels of trouble.  Warmth and sunshine can do that to you.  Why else do you think Independence Day and Bastille Day happened in the hot month of July? Anyway, as you can imagine, more auto accidents happen in summer, too.  That's w... read more

  • Grab The Popcorn!

    Tuesday 06 July 2010

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

  • Knowledge Is Power

    Monday 21 June 2010

    When you have questions, you don't always have answers.  That's when you either look them up or turn to your friends for advice...especially with topics like insurance, health tips, and car repair. There are a lot of people, especially now, who want to know the price of something before they go and spend their money.  There are others who want to know how long something will take, or what the process is.  Either way you cut it, knowledge is power. One of the things Robert's Auto Repair prides i... read more

  • Grand Entrances

    Thursday 17 June 2010

    You know how you feel when you walk through someone's door and you feel warm and welcome?  It's a nice feeling, isn't it? That's how we try to make you feel when you walk through the front door of Robert's Auto Repair. Our 26,000 square foot facility is truly the Premier Auto Repair Center.  We love to think of Robert's Auto Repair as your car's "Spa", and we wanted to make you and your car feel welcome and stay awhile. Our lobby is bright, sunn... read more

  • Precision

    Sunday 06 June 2010

    I love it when I wake up in the morning, pain-free, feeling good, and ready for my day.  On days like that, I feel unstoppable.  Like everything's going my way.  I feel like a smooth-running machine, like a racehorse, or like a marathon runner...moving like a finely-tuned, precision instrument. Sometimes, however, I feel crappy when I wake up.  My neck aches because I slept on it wrong.  I'm dragging out of bed.  I don't feel motivated, excited, or joyful about the start of my day.  That's when... read more

  • Fluids and Staying Hydrated

    Tuesday 01 June 2010

    All the health experts agree...make sure you drink 8 glasses of water each day to stay healthy.  When you have enough fluids in your body, toxins get flushed out, your wrinkles diminish, and you feel better. Well, the same can be said about your car.  Obviously, your vehicle doesn't drink 8 glasses of water each day, but think about all the fluids your car requires to run "healthy".  There's gasoline to make it go, there's water to cool it down, there's oil to keep it lubricated, and so on.  Pe... read more

  • Robert's Auto Repair Key Words

    Thursday 13 May 2010

    Keywords are a hot commodity in online marketing.  If you are an auto body shop, such as Robert's Auto Repair, and want to be known for all the things you do, there are a lot of key words to include in your description.  These keywords can be broken down into types of service, location, technical terms, and so on. This blog has been created to place a few key words into your memory, in an informative--if not entertaining--way. First, let's look at the key words that describe Robert's Auto Repai... read more

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