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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Vehicle Mileage Tax Coming Soon?

An unintended consequence of the government’s push to increase gas mileage has been lower tax revenues, so their solution is to implement a vehicle mileage tax to make sure you alternative fuels and electric car folks are “paying your fair share”. According to USA Today, a number of states are studying this plan and one, READ MORE

Tires – Under Pressure

Let’s talk about tires being under pressure.  First of all, what is it? Tire pressure is a measure of the amount of air in a vehicle’s tires, in pounds per square inch. The required service involves checking the tires’ pressure with a pressure gauge, at least monthly, if not more frequently. Why do I have READ MORE

Don’t let this happen to you!

Many cars that are on the road today have Gasoline Direct Injection Engines (Also called GDI engines) , which experience problems with carbon deposits on the intake valves, intake passages and combustion chambers. This condition can then cause stalling, hesitation, stumble and power loss. In certain cases oil consumption and engine damage can occur from READ MORE

The Air We Breathe

The air we breathe (your engine and you) is filtered by the engine air filter and cabin air filter respectively. If you have been driving the local roads in the past few weeks, you are well aware of all of the salt that has been deposited in an effort to keep traffic flowing safely. Right READ MORE

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Tires – Under Pressure

Let’s talk about tires being under pressure.  First of all, what is it? Tire pressure is a measure of the amount of air in a vehicle’s tires, in pounds per square inch. The required service involves checking the tires’ pressure with a pressure gauge, at least monthly, if not more frequently. Why do I have READ MORE

The Air We Breathe

The air we breathe (your engine and you) is filtered by the engine air filter and cabin air filter respectively. If you have been driving the local roads in the past few weeks, you are well aware of all of the salt that has been deposited in an effort to keep traffic flowing safely. Right READ MORE

Why does the check engine light matter?

The check engine light on your car is a link to the health of the emissions system. Your cars’ computer serves many a vital function. It monitors engine emissions and adjusts the fuel, spark, timing, and camshaft position to keep them low. There are several sensors that feed this information to the main computer including; The 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

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The Air We Breathe

The air we breathe (your engine and you) is filtered by the engine air filter and cabin air filter respectively. If you have been driving the local roads in the past few weeks, you are well aware of all of the salt that has been deposited in an effort to keep traffic flowing safely. Right READ MORE

Why does the check engine light matter?

The check engine light on your car is a link to the health of the emissions system. Your cars’ computer serves many a vital function. It monitors engine emissions and adjusts the fuel, spark, timing, and camshaft position to keep them low. There are several sensors that feed this information to the main computer including; The READ MORE

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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Why does the check engine light matter?

The check engine light on your car is a link to the health of the emissions system. Your cars’ computer serves many a vital function. It monitors engine emissions and adjusts the fuel, spark, timing, and camshaft position to keep them low. There are several sensors that feed this information to the main computer including; The READ MORE

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

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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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