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Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Long Can I Drive On A Flat Tire

How Long Can I Drive On A Flat Tire

How long can I drive on a flat tire? 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 your car.   If you need to know how to change a spare tire, click here.   What is considered a flat tire?   A flat tire is considered anything under 20 psi (pressure per square inch). When you are running your tire under 20 psi, the sidewalls of the tire will get very hot, the rubber will breakdown, the tire could come off the rim on a sharp turn, and this will ultimately lead to a tire blowout.   ... read more

Meet Alex Troche of A+ Japanese Auto Repair

Meet Alex Troche of A+ Japanese Auto Repair

Meet Alex Troche of A+ Japanese Auto Repair If you had a super power, what would it be? Actually, teleportation because it would make my job easier and cut down on commute times! What ‘s your job at A+ Japanese Auto Repair I am the shop dispatcher. Work comes to me from the office and I make sure the right job goes to the right technician. We have 8 technicians so it’s quite the juggling act! What are some of your favorite cars and why? 55 Buick Century – Because the Chrome J There are just too many to list…. I could do this all day. Why did you choose to with an independent repair shop? I guess the family style environment. The fact that everyone has a large part of themselves invested in the success of the shop.  It’s a lot easier to take pride in what you do here than it would be in a large corporation. Would you recommend someone to bring their car to A+ Japanese ... read more

Celebrating 500 reviews with Yelp - The most Yelp reviews of any auto repair shop in the nation.

Celebrating 500 reviews with Yelp - The most Yelp reviews of any auto repair shop in the nation.

CELEBRATING 500 REVIEWS WITH YELP - THE MOST Auto Repair YELP REVIEWS IN THE NATION!   Thank you so much to our clients for your continued support, this is because of you! We work each day for each and everyone of our clients and we can't tell you how much we appreciate your support with our automotive repair shop. Yelp Auto Repair San Carlos - A+ Japanese Auto Repair Message from the staff:     We work every day to uphold our core values. Integrity, quality, commitment, and creating lifelong clients relationships.     We strive to provide each client with personal service from our office staff, photos of trouble areas on their vehicle, estimates for all work before doing any work, and a itemized list of services with what should be done im ... read more

Can I drive with the check engine light on

Can I drive with the check engine light on

Let’s be honest, it’s never great when the check engine is on but we want to help you understand if you can drive the car, how long, and what happens if you do drive with the check engine light on. Let’s start with why the check engine light comes on. Your car or truck has many dash warning lights and they all stand for something different.  You can determine if your check engine light on because it could be a symbol of an engine, the words “service engine soon”, the words “check engine”, or a combination of all three.    The main job of a check engine light is to alerts the driver of an issue with one of the car sensors or that the car is not running properly. The engine light can come on solid or it can flash. As a small side note, the check engine light should always come on when you start the vehicle but should turn off within 6 seconds. Is your check engine light flashing or on solid? ... read more