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Monthly Archives: August 2016

5 Things You Must Check Before You Take A Road Trip - (Including Photos)

5 Things You Must Check Before You Take A Road Trip - (Including Photos)

5 Things You Must Check Before You Take A Road Trip (Includes Photos) Before embarking on a road trip in your car, there are 5 things you must check on your car. The items below won’t take more than 10 minutes and it could save you from a breakdown and a ruined trip! Check Lights, Fluids, and Tire Pressures - I am a mechanic by trade at A+ Japanese Auto Repair in San Carlos, CA https://aplusjapaneseautorepair.com/ and more often than not, I find cars that have issues with their lights, fluids, or tire pressures. Below I will walk you through the steps of checking your lights, fluids, and tire pressures. Lights - When checking your vehicle’s lights, I am referring to the exterior lights. Start by have someone sit in the car and start it. One at a time have them push the brake pedal (check the brake lights), turn on the blinkers (check in front an ... read more

What does the battery light mean on my dash ?

What does the battery light mean on my dash ?

What does the battery light MEAN on my dash ? The battery light on your dash means the alternator is no longer charging the battery and the car will soon leave you stranded. It's a simple as that. But let's take a moment to unfold what that means. We get that phone call a few times a month at our auto repair facility in San Carlos, CA... "I am driving and the battery light came on my dash, is it still okay to drive?" "How long do I have to drive until my car dies with the battery light on the dash?" "Is there anything I can do to turn the battery light off? I am far away from the closest town." We will answer all of those questions below so you know! What to do if your battery light comes on. If your battery light comes on your dash while the engine is running, that means there is something wrong with the charging system. The light is triggered when the alternator no longer is outputting sufficient voltage to keep the car running ... read more

Auto Repair Shop in San Carlos, CA - Certified as a Green Business

Auto Repair Shop in San Carlos, CA - Certified as a Green Business

Auto Repair Shop in San Carlos, CA - Certified as a Green Business   A+ Japanese Auto Repair in San Carlos CA has once again been certified as a green business. http://greenbusinessca.org/directory/search/?primary_category=&city=San+Carlos&county=&zipcode=94070&company_name= Back in 2010, A+ Japanese Auto Repair was the first auto repair shop in San Mateo County to be certified as a California Green Business. There are several procedures that A+ Japanese Auto Repair had to abide by to stay certified as a green business for over 6 years. A few of the items that A+ Japanese Auto Repair focus on are reducing waste, reusing items if they can, and recycling all products that are allowable. One small example of what a San Carlos Auto Repair shop can reduce is the water consumption. W ... read more