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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…


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…


3 Easy Ways to Safely Remove Ice Off Your Car Window

Thursday
31
December
2015

Before you begin any of the below steps, do this: If your vehicle is parked in a well ventilated area, start the car, roll down your driver’s side window (so you don’t get locked out of the car), and turn the heater on to the defrost setting. Then turn the rear window defrost to the…


Do I Need to Change My Hybrid Battery Pack?

Sunday
08
November
2015

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…


How To Change A Flat Tire

Tuesday
03
November
2015

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…


How Long Can I Drive On A Flat Tire

Friday
30
October
2015

The short answer for how long you can drive on a flat tire is… at a speed above 35mph, you could cause irreversible damage in under one mile of driving.  To properly answer the question “how long can I drive on a flat tire” depends two things: How flat is the tire (the psi) and what type of tire is on…


How many miles can I drive with my gas light on

Thursday
14
August
2014

Question posted by Chris B. regarding his 1997 Land Cruiser. I rarely look at my gas guage which means my “gas low” warning light comes on frequently.   When your gas light comes on, you have 30-50 miles (vehicle dependent) before you run out of gas and there may also be other adverse effects on your…


5 Things You Need to Check Before Taking a Road Trip

Tuesday
04
June
2013

If you are heading out on a road trip, it is best to check over your car a least a few days before you travel. Don’t find yourself stranded on the side of the road or waiting for a tow truck… especially on a family vacation. 1. Check all exterior lights This is one of…