A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc

RepairPal Certified Shop in San Carlos

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc

228 Verified Reviews
(650) 399-7944
780 Industrial Rd
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA
"I've been there multiple times, and I've recommended them. They're great. They always pick up the phone. They give me a ride home."
— Trevor, a Verified Customer
7:30am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 2:00pm
Auto Repair Experience
  • Eric Sevim, Owner
  • Established 1997
  • 7 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 4 ASE Master Auto Technicians
  • 72 Years of Car Repair Experience
A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc Reviews
228 Ratings
Displaying 1 - 15 of 223reviews
Verified Customer
Justin Mills was a pleasure to work with. He kept me in the loop with all the details of the repair and was very polite and pleasant. Thank you!
Verified Customer
Awesome service and good prices as always.
Verified Customer
They worked harf to figure out exactly what was wrong and it was a non-trivial problem. They replaced a water pump at their own expense to try to figure out what was going on and they were quite good at keeping me apprised of what was going on. Also, if I had chosen to do so, I could have borrowed one of their courtesy cars at no charge while mine was in the shop. I hope I don't have a car problem again but if I do, A+ is where I am going to take it.
Verified Customer
Light sensor said to have been dealt with but is in again on panel. Paid for diagnostics
Verified Customer
Very attentive service and good communication on the progress. Appreciated the loaner car while waiting for the service to be completed. My customer service rep, Justin, was very helpful in his explanation of the service items.
Verified Customer
Prompt service!
Verified Customer
My car carriage light was left on so my car battery died the next day. No response when I called to inquire. The power button was on, which I usually have off.
Verified Customer
Justin went above and beyond what I would expect for customer service. The timing of my car repair needs was terrible (car wouldn't start at 5:00pm on a Friday) and he made sure I was well taken care of. I really appreciated the courtesy car too! This could of been a very stressful situation for me as I was 45 miles from home when it happened, but with the help of A+ auto, I was home safe in no time and felt confident my car was in good hands. Thank you Justin and A+ Auto!
Verified Customer
Great service, will continue to use A+ for car repairs
Verified Customer
First time at A+. I was looking for a shop that would make sure my 'new' 2003 LC would perform for another 150K and it seems like I have found the right place. Time will tell.
Verified Customer
Excellent customer service. A bit pricey but the friendliness and information they provided was excellent.
Verified Customer
Great team at A+, thanks Jason for the great service!
Verified Customer
Excellent car service and customer service. Jason took great pains explaining everything that was going on with my car. Overall a great experience.
Verified Customer
Highly recommend this auto repair shop in San Carlos!
Verified Customer
Jason Burtis was very professional and courteous. He was very thorough in explaining the problems of the car and delivered the car in time as promised. Nice customer service experience with the shop. Thanks!
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24-month / 24,000-mile warranty
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A + Japanese Auto Repair Inc is an incredible family owned shop that has been serving the San Carlos community since 1997. We found this shop to have the highest quality tools and a commitment to green business standards. Eric Sevim is the manager he has many years of industry experience as a technician, service writer and shop owner. He manages a great group of technicians with over 72 years of combined experience, 3 are ASE certified, of those 2 have their ASE Master Certification. With these highly skilled individuals and some of the industries best available tools, it's no wonder why they offer a 25 Month 25,000 mile warranty. For your convenience they offer rental cars, early bird/after hours drop off, and free WiFi.
Message From the Shop
Since our founding in 1997 A+ Japanese Auto Repair has seen a great many changes. One of the major changes occurred in 2001. Adam and Eric took over the facility from their parents and continued to expand the family business from a small "Mom and Pop's" to the 10 bay facility it has become. Today, A+ Japanese Auto Repair rivals dealerships in repair quality, technical diagnosis staff, and customer service. Yet, through it all, our small town auto repair shop is still dedicated to those who value quality auto repair, quality parts, and outstanding service. We have also stayed true to our cost efficient and quality auto repair services offer to all clients surrounding San Carlos, CA. We specialize on all Japanese makes: Honda, Acura, Lexus, Toyota, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Hyundai and Kia. We have been Voted the Best Auto Repair for 2013, 2014, 2015 by You will also enjoy our free shuttle service, free wifi, 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty, and the hig
  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Store
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
  • Acura
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • iATN
  • Bosch Service Network
Questions Answered by A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc
Turn Flasher Location on 2005 Honda Accord
They don't usually go bad.... maybe just a bulb if the flasher is fast or a switch if it is staying solid?

Relay location is bottom left kick panel in the fuse/relay box. It should be marked but it is located in the top right if you are looking straight on at it.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair San Carlos CA 94070 Eric Sevim
Why Is The Vehicle A Little Sluggish When I Push Down On The Gas Pedal? on 2003 Subaru Forester
The lack of response could be anything from a slipping transmission / clutch, something under the gas pedal (like the driver's floor mat), worn ignition components, etc.

If that Forester is the turbo model, it may just be turbo lag or a bad turbo.

As for the inspection - $169.69

Eric Sevim - A+ Japanese Auto Repair -
How Much Is It To Repair A Gross Polluter?
on 1998 Toyota Sienna
You will want to check out this site... this will help -

As for repairing it. You will first need a shop or someone knowledgeable to inspect what the problem is.

Eric Sevim
A+ Japanese Auto Repair, Inc. - San Carlos Auto Repair Shop
My Car Starts Idles Ruff For About 30 Seconds To A Minute Then Smoothes Out on 1995 Chevrolet Impala SS
Cold start morning roughness that clears up... possible leaking injector (over night or if you let it sit for a while), possible head gasket issue (coolant leaking into cylinder), possible oil leaking past valve seals (hence oil fouled plug until it clears up.

Check coolant level, has it dropped at all? Leaking fuel injector has to be tested with fuel pressure tested and some other stuff. The leaking valve seals... look at the exhaust, is there any coloration during the rough running? Black, white, blue? - Keep me in the look.

Eric Sevim - Co-Owner - ASE Master Certified Technician
San Carlos, CA 650-595-2277
My Car Has Been Driving Rough Not Changing Gears Smoothlyfor About 2 Weeks, on 2009 Pontiac G6
Hello Pontiac G6 Owner,

I would start by having someone check your engine oil level. This code is related to the camshaft position and a valve that is controlled by oil pressure. If your oil is very low or dirty, it could set this code. Also, if you oil is low, you will start wearing out your new car's engine.

If the oil level checks okay, there is most likely an issue with the cam position sensor, control valve, computer, or wiring issue.

Let me know if you need anymore help,

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Techinican
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
In Replacement Of Timing Belt, What Other Things Should Be Changed? on 2004 Toyota Highlander
Timing belt, water pump, upper and lower idler, hydraulic tensioner, coolant, both drive belts.

We don't normally change the seals, but we do inspect them. If they are dry we leave them be.

Lastly, you may want to do the thermostat and thermostat gasket as a preventative measure as long as the coolant is drained out.

Hope that helps!

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
In The Last 3 Years I Have Had 2 Rf Cv Axle Assemblies, L Rf Inner Cv Axle Half
on 2002 Mazda 626
I think miles auto nailed it. But do confirm that it is not the wheel bearing. Every time the axle is tighten, the wheel bearing is loaded up and it can do strange things to the bearing, including over load it.

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
What Is Obd 2 Not Communicating With Vehicle Onboard Computer? on 2003 Toyota Sienna
Check all fuses... But most likely the shop's equiptment was the issue.

Check to see if when you turn the key to the on position, does the check engine light come on the dash? If it does you know that the computer is getting it's powers and grounds.

You can also look at the 16 pin OBD connector (located under the steering wheel area) and make sure that the pins are not bent or damaged.

Let me know what happens,

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
I Start My Van Fuel Gauge Shoots To Top 10 Sec. Later Drops To Empty
on 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Yes bad connection or bad fuel sender assembly. Due to the fact that the fuel gauge goes all the way up and back down, it sounds like the gauge is okay.

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
Got Fire And Getting Fuel But Wont Start on 1997 Ford Ranger
Yes, check compression. Is it is a timing belt motor? If so, do check the timing if the compression is bad before you condemn the motor.

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
A+ Japanese Auto Repair - San Carlos CA 94070
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