Acura Auto Repair specialists:

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. has been servicing clients Acura vehicles since 1997.  W provide Acura repair & service to clients from the greater San Francisco bay area being located in San Carlos, CA.  We employ ASE certified Acura repair and service technicians that are here to answer any questions you may have about your Acura RL.   Feel free to stop by and meet our staff or call us today for any Acura repair questions or to make an appointment.  We look forward to meeting you and helping with any repair and service questions you may have.

  • Acura Mechanics - Trained Experts
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Same day Acura repair and service
  • Free Courtesy Shuttle - Where can we take you? Let us know!
  • Open / Transparent Process - including photos helping you understand recommendations
  • Family Owned & Operated Acura Repair
  • Competitive Pricing - Excellent Quality

Acura RL Auto Repair & Service

Acura RL Auto Repair
"Acura RL Car Repair & Service - San Carlos, CA"

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. & The Acura RL

A+ Japanese auto repair has been performing Acura RL auto repair and service since we opened our doors in 1997. With over 16 years of repairing the Acura RL we are now known as the best alternative to the dealer for Acura RL 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 RL. Contact us today or make an appointment online.

Auto Repair San Carlos - Acura RL Auto Repair

Acura RL - A Brief History

The Acura RL, a flagship mid-size sedan by Honda’s luxury brand Acura, was first introduced to the North American market in 1996 to replace the second-generation Acura Legend. The alpha call-sign "RL" is an abbreviation for "Refined Luxury.” The RL has never been notably large or roomy, and it's always had a V6 as its sole engine choice.

Acura RL - SH AWD

Acura SH-AWD Car Repair

In road tests, the Acura RL gets better the harder it's driven, thanks to the SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive) system, which tenaciously maintains traction. The ride is tuned more on the cushier side of the spectrum, so despite offering notable handling abilities, it is still principally designed to be a comfortable cruiser.

Acura RL - Notable Recalls by Honda Motor Corporation

There have been two recalls on the Acura RL, based on defects in parts used in both Acura and Honda vehicles. In December 2007, certain 2005–2008 model Acura RLs were subject to a safety recall for the power steering hose. Affected vehicles were to be inspected and repaired, as applicable, at no charge. Reportedly, this recall extended to both 2005–2008 Acura RL and 2004–2008 Acura TL models.

In December 2010, certain 2005–2007 model Acura RLs were subject to a safety recall for potential leaking of the brake master cylinder seal. A seal in the brake master cylinder may be susceptible to damage following the use of brake fluid other than the recommended Acura or (Honda) Genuine DOT3 brake fluid. If the seal is damaged, and driver continues to drive the vehicle without refilling the brake fluid, it could affect braking performance and increase the likelihood of a crash.

Acura RL Service and Repair

When it comes to trusting someone with your Acura RL car repair and 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 RL: 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 RL will vary from this schedule)

Acura RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL: 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 RL Owner Maintenance Checks:

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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 RL car repair & service

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