Monthly Archives: September 2019

What can I check when the check engine light comes on?

What can I check when the check engine light comes on?

What do I check when the check engine light comes on?  If the check engine light comes on, start by checking the tightness of your gas cap. We have seen several times that the check engine light is illuminated by either a loose gas cap or a gas cap that wasn't fully seated after a fill up. A few other things that you can inspect yourself when the check engine light comes on: 1. Open the hood and look for any loose electrical connectors. 2. Under the hood, check for the main air intake hose (from the air filter box to the engine) for proper connections, any cracking on the hose, and any loose or disconnected vacuum lines. 3. Look under the vehicle and check for any leaking fluids or hanging components. We have seen where road debris can cause damage, which in turn will illuminate the check engine light. 4. Check your vehicle gauges to make sure the temperature gauge isn't too hot - ("too hot" is any time the needle goes past the middle point between ... read more

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Car Maintenance

The Many Advantages of Working With Family-Owned Businesses

Unfortunately, family-owned businesses seem to be a rarity. However, A+ Japanese Auto Repair in San Carlos has been a family-owned and operated business for 21 years. We continue to stand out among the other repair shops and dealerships in the area. There are many advantages and you have flexibility when you decide to work with a family-owned business: We treat your vehicle as a big investment because it is. You need a technician and repair shop that doesn’t just care about racking up a hefty invoice, but about taking care of you and your vehicle, looking toward the longevity of your car. You are more than just a number, and we want to protect your investment.  You’ll get parts that meet or exceed manufacturers’ specifications. You also have the freedom to choose replacement parts that meet your budget and improve performance. You will receive the cutting-edge technology of the automotive industry. We invest heavily in training our technicians, state-of-the-ar ... read more

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Car Maintenance
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