Monthly Archives: November 2019

5 Things You Must Check Before A Road Trip

5 Things You Must Check Before A Road Trip

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

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Car Maintenance

10 Most Preventable Auto Repairs

At A+ Japanese Auto Repair, we can’t emphasize the importance of preventative maintenance enough. If you bring your car into our facility for preventative maintenance, you can save money in the long-run by preventing potentially expensive and dangerous repairs. Here are 10 of the most preventable auto repairs:  Transmission Replacement: Routine maintenance, including an inspection of your transmission fluid, can prevent you from being dealing with a transmission replacement.  Cracked Head Gasket: Your head gasket keeps your coolant from mixing with your engine oil. If it cracks, coolant would flood your engine and damage other parts of your vehicle.  Catalytic Converter Replacement: With the right maintenance, this part of your engine can last as long as your car does.  Turbocharger Replacement: This car part increases the efficiency of your engine.  Timing Belt Replacement: your timing belt makes sure your engine’s valves open and close at the ... read more

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