Acura Cl Auto Repair Specialists:

A+ Japanese Auto repair specializes on Acura service and repair in San Carlos, CA and the surrounding bay area peninsula.  We employ expert Acura mechanics and are here to answer any question you have when it comes to your Acura CL.  Give us a call at (650) 946-1856 or via email contact@aplusjapaneseautorepair.com and we can help you with any of your auto repair and service questions.  Or if you would like to book a convenient appointment online please do so here:

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Acura CL Auto Repair & Service

Acura CL Auto Repair
"Acura CL Car Repair & Service Experts"

We are Acura CL Experts:

Acura is an upscale automaker known for offering car s with impressive levels of luxury, features and performance. A+ Japanese Auto Repair employs ASE Master Mechanics that have years of experience on Acura CL repair.

Acura CL - A Brief History

Following the end of the 1995 model year, the Acura Legend Coupe disappeared from Acura's lineup. Because Acura no longer had a suitable Legend coupe replacement, they created the CL, which is based on the first generation Acura TL, which was released one year before the CL. The Acura CL was manufactured from 1996 to 1999 and from 2001 to 2003. All Acura CL vehicles were built at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant, alongside the TL and the Honda Accord, upon which the CLs were based. The CL was the first Acura to be built in the United States.

2nd Generation Acura CL Transmission Failures:

The 2nd Generation Acura CL models include a 3.2L 5-speed Automatic, a 3.2L-Type S model 5-speed Automatic, and a 3.2L-Type S 6-speed Manual transmission. The problem which is seen with owners is with the Automatic transmission. Reports say that after an average of around 40,000 miles, the transmission experiences gear failures, such as downshifts, slipping, flaring and not shifting, and leaking. One main cause is excessive wear of the 3rd gear clutch pack, resulting in large amounts of debris blocking the flow of transmission fluid. A+ Japanese Auto Repair has seen many Acura CL vehicles that experience this concern between 40,000 to upwards of 100,000 miles.

Acura CL & A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc.

A+ Japanese auto repair has been performing auto repair and service on the Acura CL since we opened our doors in 1997. With over 16 years of repairing the Acura CL we are now known as the best alternative to the dealer for Acura CL auto repair and service. A+ Japanese Auto Repair uses ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technicians and the same high quality parts as the dealership. We perform these auto repairs and services at a far better price than the dealership. We also offer a 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty on all auto repair and service performed on your Acura CL. Contact us today or make an appointment online.

Acura CL Car Service and Repair

When it comes to trusting someone with your Acura CL car repair & service A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. has been voted the #1 auto repair facility in San Carlos may years in a row.

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Acura CL: Factory Service Schedule

(This is a guide - depending on your driving style, conditions where you drive, model year, towing etc... your individual service schedule on your Acura CL will vary from this schedule)

Acura CL: 5000 MILES, OR 6 MONTHS

Engine Oil and Oil filter change service
Check and reset tire pressures
Check and inspect all fluid levels and conditions
Perform visual comprehensive vehicle inspection

Acura CL: 15000 MILES, 24000 KM, OR 12 MONTHS (1 YEAR)

Replace air cleaner element (30,000 except in dusty conditions)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 30000 MILES, 48000 KM, OR 24 MONTHS (2 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Inspect valve clearance [at 30000 miles (48000 km) only]
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 45000 MILES, 72000 KM, OR 36 MONTHS (3 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace engine coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 60000 MILES, 96000 KM, OR 48 MONTHS (4 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 75000 MILES, 120000 KM, OR 60 MONTHS (5 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace engine coolant
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 90000 MILES, 144000 KM, OR 72 MONTHS (6 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Inspect front and rear brakes
Replace brake fluid
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 105000 MILES, 168000 KM, OR 84 MONTHS (7 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace timing belt and inspect water pump
Inspect idle speed
Replace engine coolant
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Acura CL: 120000 MILES, 192000 KM, OR 96 MONTHS (8 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Maintenance Notes:

 

Replace engine oil and oil filter every 5,000 miles (6000 km) or 6 months
Check engine oil and coolant at each fuel stop
Inspect front and rear brakes every 75000 miles (12000 km) or 6 months
Rotate tires every 7500 miles (12000 km)
Inspect Supplemental Restraint System 10 years after production

Visually inspect the following items every 7500 miles (12000 km) or 6 months:

Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Suspension components
Driveshaft boots

Visually inspect the following items every 15000 miles, 42000 km, or 12 months (1 year):

Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
Cooling system hoses and connections
Exhaust system
Fuel lines and connections
Lights and controls
Vehicle underbody

Acura CL Owner Maintenance Checks:

Car Repair Performed by A Plus Japanese
>Check your vehicle properly at factory
recommended intervals

You should check the following items at the specified intervals.

  • Engine oil level - Check every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Engine coolant level - Check the radiator reserve tank every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Windshield washer fluid - Check the level in the reservoir monthly. If weather conditions cause you to use the washers frequently, check the reservoir each time you stop for fuel.
  • Tires - Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
  • Lights - Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, turn signals, brake lights, and license plate lights monthly.
 

A+ Japanese Auto Repair performs Acura CL car repair & service

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