Specializing in Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes and BMW Repairs and Service

Roberts Automotive, located in Mountville, PA, is a full-service auto repair shop capable of handling all of your car repair needs. While we specialize in Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, and BMW service, our mechanics can repair and service any of your cars. We care about our customers and strive to provide value by becoming trusted advisers. An independent, family-owned and family-operated auto repair and service shop, Roberts Automotive and its team of mechanics have been serving Lancaster County for over 35 years.

 

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Penn Manor School Supplies Drive

The school supplies drive Roberts Automotive ran in partnership with Kann’s Automotive and Customs Classics was very successful. All three shops were able to fill their toters with a variety of school supplies! This is all thanks to our wonderful customers who generously brought in donations for the Penn Manor School District. PJ and Troy took READ MORE

Key to a Correctly Repaired Car

The key to a correctly repaired car is simple enough. Ask the right questions. Many people comment on our penchant for asking questions that other service shops don’t. In order to help someone decide whether a repair or service is necessary or appropriate, we need to know how the car is going to be used. READ MORE

Tire Pressure Confusion

Tire pressure confusion, or TPC, is an affliction caused by not knowing healthy practices, or outright neglect of good tire hygiene. TPC manifests itself in wildly overinflated tires or wildly under inflated tires. Most drivers pay no attention whatsoever to tire pressures. The philosophy is that if the rim isn’t on the ground, must be READ MORE

Find a Good Car Repair Shop

A good car repair shop is more than just about fixing cars. Untold millions of dollars have been spent needlessly by consumers because of miscommunication or incomplete communications between the customer and the shop. After 40 years, I have observed that the shop is at fault for the miscommunication 99% of the time. There are READ MORE

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Air Conditioning – Some Tips

Although some days it doesn’t feel like it, air conditioning season is here. Now is the time to get your car’s air conditioning system tested and serviced before the hot and sticky weather hits and all of the shops are buried with that type of work. The air conditioning systems on cars today are much 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

Are You and Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

Now that the clocks have fallen back an hour, it’s hard to deny the approach of Winter. Soon snow will cover the ground and your vehicle. Are you ready for Winter? Here are some quick tips to help you prepare for frosty days: 1) Clean Your Vehicle. Your vehicle should receive a good cleaning (inside READ MORE

A Panic Free Trip to the Shop

If you drive an older car, you may notice that your beloved car seems to cost a chunk of change each time you visit the automotive shop. An axle here, a sway bar there, tends to add up pretty quick. But, when you look at the year as a big picture, did you truly spend READ MORE

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New Car Warranties

One tune I hear that is costing consumers big money and inconvenience in auto repair is “I’ll bring my car to you as soon as it’s out of warranty”. According to the Federal Trade Commission  it’s illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by READ MORE

Money Saving Tip for November

When your car needs repairs, make sure you set aside enough time to give the repair shop all of the information it needs to successfully repair it. Perversely, many folks don’t do this. A case in point is noise complaints. My policy is that the customer must bring the car into the shop and point READ MORE

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Three Reasons Why You Should Use Proper Child Restraints

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. It is essential that children are properly restrained in the vehicle to keep them as safe as possible in the case of an accident. 1. Car seats are designed to distribute READ MORE

Engine Crack Up

So you’re rolling along vacuuming the floor before a party you are holding this evening, and all of a sudden the machine sounds different….and it doesn’t seem to be picking up the dog hair. Something is hanging out of it too. You flip it over and find out the belt broke. While that may cause READ MORE

Ripped Off!

Sometimes I hear new customers say that “every time I take my car into my old shop, they find a thousand dollars worth of work”. “I feel like I am being ripped off”. I can understand their angst. My response? I tell them that I will find more things wrong with their car than anyone READ MORE

Do I Need to Fix that Leak?

Know how that drip at the faucet at home impacts the water bill? It doesn’t look like much, but it sure does add up. The plumber costs the same whether you fix it right away or wait for 2 weeks, but with every drip the costs add up. Well, the same thing happens with fluid READ MORE

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Gas Pains

When you go to the gas station to fill your gas tank, do you fill it to the brim and then try to get another couple of squirts of gas in there? Well, I’ve got news for you. This tactic could end up costing you a lot of money. There is a system on all READ MORE

Air Conditioning – Some Tips

Although some days it doesn’t feel like it, air conditioning season is here. Now is the time to get your car’s air conditioning system tested and serviced before the hot and sticky weather hits and all of the shops are buried with that type of work. The air conditioning systems on cars today are much READ MORE

Are You and Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

Now that the clocks have fallen back an hour, it’s hard to deny the approach of Winter. Soon snow will cover the ground and your vehicle. Are you ready for Winter? Here are some quick tips to help you prepare for frosty days: 1) Clean Your Vehicle. Your vehicle should receive a good cleaning (inside READ MORE

Tips for Pothole Season

Although the Intelligencer Journal reports that we are having a mild pothole season, there is always a  monster out there that can raise its ugly head and create some damage. Most of the time a car tire and wheel can handle even the deepest craters. The secret is to make sure the wheel is rolling READ MORE

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