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Cracking the Code: Toyota's Codes

Cracking the Code: Toyota's Codes

Photo by Joshua Naidoo on Unsplash   Cracking the Code: Toyota's Codes Have you received diagnostic readers as gifts recently?    These tiny devices attach to your vehicle’s diagnostic system, allowing you to get the service codes behind warning lights on your dashboard. While they don’t have the range and depth of the sophisticated diagnostics we use at A+ Japanese Auto Repair, they can give a clue about what’s going wrong in your vehicle and where to proceed.    Understanding the problem is the beginning of finding an answer   It’s not enough to have the code. You will also need to understand what parts the code corresponds to and how the different codes in play wo ... read more

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Toyota Service

Free Pick-Up and Delivery for your Next Service if you Make An Appointment!

Free Pick-Up and Delivery for your Next Service if you Make An Appointment!

  Bay Area Living is Busy! Book your next auto repair appointment and use our free vehicle pick-up & delivery service. Our free vehicle pick-up & delivery service works from your home or work (within 7 miles of our store). We typically pick up vehicles between 9-11am and often return the vehicle the next day during the same time. If that time frame doesn't work, please ask our staff we can make an accommodation. Office - 650-946-1856 Lastly, if you need a car to use while we are servicing yours, we have that too. Our goal is to allow you the freedom to get through your day without the hassle of car repair ... read more

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Car Maintenance

Why A+ Japanese Auto Repair is the right choice for your Lexus!

Why A+ Japanese Auto Repair is the right choice for your Lexus!

  Do you own a Lexus? If so, what are you doing to maintain it? Do you pay attention to the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule, or do you wait for your Lexus to tell you it’s in trouble?   Some cars and vehicles are so reliable and smooth that we forget they are a complex system of moving parts capable of breaking down at the slightest provocation. Sooner or later, your Lexus will give you the dreaded dashboard signal, to let you know that the time has come to get it serviced.    A yellow light on the dash doesn’t need to be a scary thing. While an urgent blinking light does indicate a desperate problem, your Lexus also knows to flag you down for repair at specific intervals with a gentle light. This is not meant to drive you into a dealership… the light is just a reminder that you need to schedule different services to safely maintain your Lexus.   When you bring your vehicle to A+ Japanese Auto Repair, a prepared Se ... read more

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Lexus Service

How to Hang On To Your Lexus Longer

How to Hang On To Your Lexus Longer

Photo by Steady Hand Co. on Unsplash Lexus is one of our specialties! At A+ Japanese Auto Repair, we specialize in Lexus maintenance. We have specialized trained technicians who can see to your car and help you keep it in the pink. That’s for all the Lexus models we see: Sedans, SUV’s, and even Hybrids. And when we perform repairs on your Lexus, we use Lexus parts to make the work seamless and brilliant. An Ounce of Prevention Part of upkeep is knowing how to look after the product. Many customers ask us: what can I do to better maintain my Lexus? The answers range from the obvious to the obscure. Let’s go through them together. Follow your Lexus Service Maintenance Schedule.  Don’t miss out on time or mile ... read more

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Lexus Service

A Labor-Day Salute to our Staff

A Labor-Day Salute to our Staff

We’re closing our doors for Labor Day!  This Monday, September 5th, we will be closed all day. Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of American workers. For A+ Japanese Auto Repair, it's a time to reflect on all the hard work our team has put in over the past year. We’re closed this Monday to honor the hard work our team puts into every car we service.   We're grateful for our clients' support, and we're proud of the work we've done to make A+ Japanese Auto Repair the best auto repair shop on the peninsula. We know from your feedback and your continued trust that our customers are grateful for it, too. Some Well-Deserved Recognition Our team is truly exceptional. One office team member, Justin M., our Senior Service Consultant, has been with us since 2010. He's an expert on Japanese automotive makes and models, and he's known and liked throughout the community. He's a wonderful part of our team.   Paul T. is ... read more

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Car Maintenance

How Our Service Advisors and Technicians Make the Difference to Your Honda

How Our Service Advisors and Technicians Make the Difference to Your Honda

    Bringing your Honda in for service is decidedly not the same at every repair shop. An individual shop has its unique method and focus. At A+ Japanese, our focus is strong on customer service.   A Honda dealership, for instance, has its way of handling your needs. You may characterize that experience as a friendly counter person relaying, over the phone or in the lobby, what they’ve discovered about your car as they reach each discovery.     At a small independent shop with smaller resources, you might find a mechanic who will take you to your Honda and, over the open engine, try to bring you up to speed with what’s troubling your Honda. In a calm tone, they will convey to you what they will need to put your vehicle right, explaining the situation as best as possible and pointing out issues to you.   At A+ Japanese Auto, we provide the best of both of these things— and more. Our service advisor Seamus Connors will ask all t ... read more

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Honda Service

Meet Your Honda Diagnostic Technician, Miguel!

Meet Your Honda Diagnostic Technician, Miguel!

  You rarely get to know the man who works on your car. But we’d like you to get to know Miguel, the diagnostic technician for Honda service at A+ Japanese Automotive Repair.    Miguel has been a technician with A+ Japanese Auto Repair for over 6 years. He has over 11 years in the automotive industry with training from Wyotech and annual ongoing training to stay up to date on new vehicle technology. And he's the right technician to work on your Honda!   A+ Japanese Auto Service makes customer service an important part of every car we repair. You’re more than a transaction to us; you’re a friend who we want to see safely back on the road, and a customer who deserves the best we can offer. And when you bring your Honda into our location, Miguel will dive in and work diligently to solve your troubles.     That’s why when you choose A+ Japanese for car repairs, we go the extra mile. We pick up and drop off your vehicle. And w ... read more

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Car Maintenance

What to Watch for When Buying a Pre-Owned Honda

What to Watch for When Buying a Pre-Owned Honda

  Hondas: Fairly Reliable, Even at High Mileage counts! At A+ Japanese Auto Repair, we specialize in Honda service and repair and all other Japanese makes and models. Hondas have long been known for their reliability. Given their reputation, when you purchase a pre-owned Honda, that Honda should last you a very long time -- provided that you take proper care of it, based on the factory recommended services.   Honda recommends having their vehicles serviced every 5,000 miles. The services included in regularly scheduled maintenance range from an oil change and tire rotation to air and cabin filter timing belts, replacing spark plugs, draining and filling certain fluids, and flushing certain fluids. How Many More Years Does This Honda Have? If the car has any history of service, that can be useful to determine how fit the car is. Knowing that it has received the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance is a good indicator of the Honda model’s long-term health. Co ... read more

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Car Spotlight

What are the Honda Services Codes?

What are the Honda Services Codes?

  Honda is big at A+ Japanese Auto Repair We deal in ten different Japanese brands at A+ Japanese Auto Repair. One of the most loved brands is Honda! We find them to be very reliable cars if you keep up with the proper maintenance, which is why we recommend them to first-time Japanese car buyers.       What do the Honda Service Codes mean? Honda’s manufacturer-suggested maintenance is for every 5,000 miles. There are plenty of engine codes to learn surrounding the engine messages of a Honda. Here’s what the service recommendations mean:   Service A is the simple act of replacing the engine oil. Just draining and refilling, nothing more.   Service B is all the little things that can cause trouble when left unchecked: replacing the oil filter, a brake inspection, and anything else your owner’s manual deems to be significant at 5,000 miles.    Service 1 means rotating the tires and verifying the tire pressure and the con ... read more

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Let’s talk Toyotas!

Let’s talk Toyotas!

Photo by vishal bonthapally on Unsplash   A+ Japanese knows, services, and loves Japanese cars. Most people will know by our name alone that A+ Japanese Auto Repair can service your Toyota. But did you know that we also specialize in the Toyota brand?    Our shop has long earned a reputation in San Carlos for Toyota service. Many times, San Carlos has voted our shop the #1 Independent Toyota auto repair and service facility. We have ASE-Certified technicians that specialize in Toyota and know it exceptionally well. We happen to love to work on Toyotas, and it’s a treat for us when we can work on something a little unusual to the domestic ones we see.   Our brand new client Jon recently brought in his JDM ... read more

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