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3 Wet Weather Driving Tips You Need To Know

Monday
16
January
2017

1. Slow your vehicle speed: There was an old saying, “speed kills”. Not to be over dramatic but lowering your speed is the number one thing that you can do to keep safe. When water on the roads is kicked up on your windshield, your visibility is drastically decreased. This lack of visibility impairs your reaction time to maneuver…


Toyota Sienna Safety Recall for Sliding Doors

Wednesday
30
November
2016

On Nov. 22, 2016, Toyota issued a safety recall for about 744,000 model year 2011 – 2016 Toyota Sienna Mini-Vans.  In certain vehicles, under certain conditions, it’s possible that the sliding door locking mechanism could allow the door to slide open while vehicle is in motion.  The way these safety recalls work is that a…


How To Install Snow Chains

Sunday
27
November
2016

In this blog post, we have made a video guide on how to install snow chains. Please be sure to follow the chain and vehicle manufacture instructions, only use this information as a guide. There are a few things to remember when installing snow chains. Get your vehicle to a safe, flat, spot away from…


How To Properly Jump Start A Dead Battery

Friday
28
October
2016

A dead battery will probably leave you stranded at least once in your life so it is important to learn how to properly jump start a dead battery. There are two common methods to jumpstart a dead battery. You can use the traditional battery jumper cables or a newer battery jumper pack. Each requires a…


What does the battery light mean on my dash ?

Sunday
21
August
2016

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,…


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

Friday
19
August
2016

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…


Introducing Ricardo Garcia our newest service advisor

Wednesday
27
July
2016

We wanted to introduce Ricardo Garcia, our newest addition to the shop! After being fortunate to have Rob Lucas for over 11 years, we have found another gem. Ricardo comes to us from a humble background of being a porter at a local dealership. As a porter, he would check in vehicles, greet customers, park…


ROB LUCAS IS MOVING OUT OF THE AREA

Wednesday
20
July
2016

  It’s with regret that we announce the resignation of Rob Lucas as Service Writer, effective this Friday July 22nd, 2016. Since Rob joined our staff in 2005, he has worked with many of our clients, made many great local relationships, and has been known as one of the top service writers in the area….


Overall poor results for headlight performance in small SUVs

Tuesday
12
July
2016

A recent study by the by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has concluded that many SUV do a poor job of illuminating the road. Among the 21 small SUVs that were tested, there were over 41 different available lighting options. They included halogen, HID, LED, Adaptive Headlights and a few other options manufacture options….