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15th Annual Comedy and Magic Show

As we do every year, Roberts Automotive is proud to support the Annual Comedy and Magic Show sponsored by Rotary Club of Lancaster South, which funds scholarships for the students of Penn Manor, Lampeter Strasburg and Solanco High Schools as well as benefiting the youth programs of the YMCA. This is a great show with READ MORE

Volkswagen Confirms Future Production of a Three-Row SUV

At the 2013 Detroit Car Show, Volkswagen displayed a CrossBlue Concept for an SUV with three rows of seats. In the past, Volkswagen had the Routan Minivan, but the 7-passenger van could not compete with the Chrysler Town & Country. VW CEO Martin Winterkorn announced that the 7-passenger SUV will be launched in 2016. Read more about READ MORE

The Federal Trade Commision Cracks Down on Car Ad Deception

Recently the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) did a nationwide investigation of  frivoulous claims made my new car dealerships. Some dealerships are making false claims and hiding fees, a practice that illegally can cost the car buyer thousands of dollars. The FTC called their investigation “Operation Steer Clear” and prosecuted nine dealerships initially. It is unclear READ MORE

What Winter Salt Means for Your Vehicle

  Salt is great for preventing  ice on wintry roads, it’s not so great for the undercarriage of vehicles though. Salt is corrosive, meaning after time it will start to eat at the paint and the metal of the car and create rust spots. It’s smart to use short breaks in winter weather to clean READ MORE

Slip Sliding Away

With the rash of crashes the past two days, one could get the impression that people have lost the ability to drive when conditions turn hazardous. Well, we have had some special conditions with ice being the main culprit. All season tires do not cope very well with ice. If the road is snowy or READ MORE

The Challenges of Living off of Food Stamps

Credit goes to Lancaster Online for the video. Through the month of December Roberts Automotive is collecting non-perishable food items for the YWCA Lancaster Residency Program. In November, some residents of Lancaster County took part in the SNAP Challenge and chose to live off of the budget for food stamps for one week. Angela Trout, communications READ MORE

Shift to Green Energy May Damage the German Automotive Industry

Germany is facing a shift in energy, with a focus on ending nuclear power by 2022. Along with eliminating nuclear power, German Lawmakers would like to reduce Greenhouse gases by 95% by 2050. With these new standards, German car makers may have to consider taking their production out of the country. The Automotive Industry uses READ MORE

Roberts Automotive Hosts Canned Food Drive as Government Cuts Food Assistance

Pennsylvania food banks worry about the amount of donations they will need to help cover the effects of the federal food stamp assistance program. There are around 1.8 million people in PA that currently get food stamp assistance. A 5% cut in budget amounts to $36 less a month for a family of four. Joe READ MORE