A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. - Holiday Hours Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We will be open to perform auto repair for our clients in San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, and the other local cities on Monday - Wednesday of the 2015 Thanksgiving week. If you need any help during the long holiday weekend, please email us at [email protected] We will be responding to emails over the holiday weekend. If you have an emergency and please only an emergency, you can contact our head technician Eric 650-703-0973 Our Thanksgiving Holiday hours for 2015 are listed below: Open | Nov 23rd - 25th | Mon - Wed 7:30am - 5:00pm Closed | Nov 26th - Nov 29th | Thursday - Sunday
2015 Mazda Miata Touring - A+ Japanese Auto Repair's client A+ Japanese Auto Repair’s client Bob C. stopped by to show off his new ride. Have you seen the newest Mazda Miata Touring? It's sweet. We have been serving Bob’s four cars for over 10 years. We have seen many cars on the day they were purchased but never a rare 2015 Mazda Miata Touring! Enjoy the beautiful new Miata and we look forward servicing the 5th car in your fleet!
Do I need to change my hybrid battery pack? Let's explore the options on changing a Hybrid battery pack We were recently working on a Toyota Prius at our shop, A+ Japanese Auto Repair, and it needed a hybrid battery pack replacement. We thought this would be a good time to share a few photos and tell you a little bit more about hybrid battery packs. A hybrid battery pack is made up of several batteries connected by a series of connections. The voltage at each cell can range from 9 volts and higher. The hybrid computer monitors two cells at a time and compares the voltages to all of the other paired cells. If there are a pair of batteries that are too far away from one another in the voltage category then the computer will set a trouble code in the hybrid battery computer. There are some companies that will remove the battery pack from the car and only replace the battery cells which  ... read more
How To Change A Flat Tire Each car has a different approach to change a spare tire. This is a general procedure to change a flat tire on most cars or trucks. 1. Get your vehicle to a flat safe spot Find a location away from danger and fast moving traffic. It is okay to drive the vehicle for a short distance on a flat tire. Turn your hazard lights on, drive slow, and avoid sudden acceleration, turns, or braking. 2. Find the location of the tools you need to change the spare hydraulic jack (to lift the vehicle) tools to remove the spare tire (if needed) tire wrench (to remove and tighten the lug nuts on the tire) 3. Find the location of your spare tire and remove it Usually located in the trunk, under the rear of the vehicle, or in some mini vans the spare tire is located under the middle row seat. 4. Set the parking brake and put the vehicle in park If possible, you will a ... read more