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Survival Tips While Stuck In Your Car

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 car in a blizzard or storm: If you are far away from a town or city, walking away from your car can be very dangerous. If you are caught in a storm or blizzard, your car is excellent shelter. Do abandon your car if you are caught in a flood or enter a body of water.  Roll down the windows or break the windows to escape, in case the water pressure won’t allow you to open the doors. Use a flag: If you are stranded on the side of the road, tie a flag on your antenna to alert upcoming d ... read more

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Don’t Ignore It When You Hit a Curb

We have witnessed many of our customer's cars suffer damage from hitting the curb. When the winter roads are slick, you are more likely to, unfortunately, hit the curb. It may seem as if this is a small mistake, but it can, in fact, inflict lasting damage on your vehicle. If you have hit the curb recently, we recommend contacting Robert’s Collision and Repair, so we can have a look at  your vehicle:     Even if you are going as slow as 5-10 mph, the impact from the curb can damage your tires and wheels. When you hit a curb, you are jolting the connection between your steering system and wheels. The damage to this system can inhibit your ability to steer, especially during winter. Hitting a curb can shock your car’s knuckles, spindles, and axles. This can upset your car’s control system and suspensions. The steering knuckle has two parts: the wheel hub and the spindle. When you hit a curb, you can damage this important component of your veh ... read more

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How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

We think our tires only last up to 2 years maximum, but we are completely wrong. Tires can, in fact, with proper care and storage, can last up to an incredible ten years. The team at Robert’s Collision and Repair has put together a list of the best-kept secrets of tire maintenance:   Exposure to UV rays shortens the lifespan of your tires. Keep them inside as much as possible. Inspect your tires and rims every month. Make sure to look out for cracks in the sidewall, along with continually monitoring your tread depth. The appropriate amount of tread depth will depend on where you live and your climate. If it is rainy or snowy, you will need a different tread depth, compared to someone who lives in a sunny and humid climate. Ask us about the appropriate tread depth for your tires. Overall, keep your tires away from sunlight, ozone, an environment with a stable temperature as much as possible.   If you follow the tips listed above, your tires should last approxi ... read more

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Decorating Your Vehicle For The Holidays

Decorating Your Vehicle For The Holidays

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

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The Best Days in December to Purchase a New Car

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

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

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

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