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5 Signs You Need Japanese Auto Repair For Your Clutch

5 Signs You Need Japanese Auto Repair For Your Clutch

If you own a Japanese car with a manual transmission, there are telltale signs that you need Japanese auto repair for your clutch. Clutch replacement can be costly and time-consuming, so you need to be on top of the situation to avoid expensive repairs. Early diagnosis of clutch issues will save you from the headache of driving with a clutch that is on it’s way out. Poor driving habits can shorten the lifespan of your clutch. If you drive in heavy traffic and hill-ridden areas, you may be making the mistake of riding your clutch. Keeping your clutch depressed while at a stop is not a good idea. If you also have the habit of balancing your clutch and throttle while at an incline causes wear and tear. Use your handbrake to stay steady while preparing for a hill start, and don’t keep your pedal depressed when not needed.   Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs for Japanese Auto Repair Delaying a clutch replacement takes proper care of your clutch ... read more

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Why Automotive Repair is Essential for Your Japanese Car

Why Automotive Repair is Essential for Your Japanese Car

If you are a first-time car owner, you need to understand that no matter how nice your car is when you bought it, it will need automotive repair down the road. There was a time when Japanese cars were cheap and laughable alternatives to American cars. Today, we have lots of Japanese car enthusiasts who were likely influenced by the Fast and Furious franchise.   The younger drivers are modifying their Civics, Supra’s, and RX-7s as the tuner culture thrives in America.   Adults that have outgrown the modded street racers graduate to Camry’s, CRVs, and Accords.   Many car owners consider Japanese cars as the gold standard for affordability, reliability, and value.   Sales figures from auto manufacturers prove this as we can see top brands like Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, among the top-selling vehicles for the first quarter of 2020.   For Japanese car lovers, we share tips on when to bring your vehicle to your trusted automotive repair shop.   ... read more

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Maintain Your Subaru with the Right Subaru Mechanic in Placentia, CA

Maintain Your Subaru with the Right Subaru Mechanic in Placentia, CA

You just bought a Subaru, and you are asking Siri and Google for a Subaru mechanic in Placentia, CA.   Car buyers choose their cars for different reasons. Looks, speed, comfort, fuel efficiency, and brand are some of the factors that affect consumer behavior.   One thing we noticed about Subaru owners is that they love their cars. Some car owners buy and resell their vehicles, but Subaru enthusiasts tend to hold on to theirs.   This is why it is essential to have a reliable Subaru mechanic that can help maintain and keep their Subaru in peak condition.   Subaru vehicles are known for their aerodynamic design; they are not only stunning to look at but are made to improve the car’s efficiency.   You get comfortable seats with spacious legroom. A legendary boxer engine satisfies the need for speed.   Its All wheel drive system distributes equal power to the wheels giving a more stable ride even at high speeds.   The good news for Subaru owne ... read more

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Where to Bring Your Japanese Vehicle for Car Auto Repair in Placentia

Where to Bring Your Japanese Vehicle for Car Auto Repair in Placentia

Japanese cars are well-loved in America, and it’s essential to know where to bring your vehicle for car auto repair in Placentia.   Cars are a part of our daily lives, and in today’s world it’s almost impossible for a day to pass without using them.   This makes regular check-ups and maintenance essential to keep your car in good condition. Whether you have a brand new or used Japanese car, you need to care for them to avoid trouble in the middle of the road.   Even though Japanese vehicles are known for their performance and technology, they too can break down if not maintained properly.   With proper maintenance and repairs from a car auto repair in Placentia, you can keep your Japanese car going for years on end without any complaints.   Benefits of Owning a Japanese Car We can’t deny the fact that Japanese cars have made an impact in the American market, and they continue to do so. Here are some reasons why we have this love af ... read more

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Corona Virus

Corona Virus

Although I'm not freaked out about this as much as the people buying pallets full of toilet paper (...and maybe I should be scared to that level. Sorry to make light of the situation), we recognize that these last few months are rather unusual and that further precautions need to be taken. Implemented immediately are some new protocol for both the safety of our customers and our employee/partners.<p> Disinfect common touching points on the vehicle: Door handles (inside and out), steering wheels, shifter levers, & radio nobs.<p> Disinfect similarly on our loaner vehicles.<p> Disinfect common touching points on premises: Door handle(s) to the building, the office, and common sitting desks, such as the service counter.<p> Disinfect keys upon receipt and when giving them back.<p> Employees are to use gloves (they already have been using them) when touching the insides of the vehicle.<p> WE ARE ALSO WILLING TO PICK UP VEHICLES ... read more

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How to Choose the Best Radiator Repair Shop for Your Japanese Car

How to Choose the Best Radiator Repair Shop for Your Japanese Car

Americans love Japanese cars, and they are high-quality vehicles, leading brands in the USA include Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Scion, Acura, Infiniti Isuzu, and Mitsubishi.   As good as these cars are, they are not immune to radiator problems.   This is why having a radiator repair shop that can help maintain and repair your Japanese cars’ cooling system is essential when radiator issues strike.   It’s a familiar sight, especially during the summer season. You are driving along the highway, and you notice a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the hood popped up, and steam of white smoke is rising from the engine.   You know right away that the car has problems with its cooling system.   The Top Radiator Repair Problems Your radiator is a vital component of your engine’s cooling system. It ensures that the boiling radiator fluid coming from the motor is cooled down before it’s recirculated back into the sys ... read more

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Five Romantic Dates Right from Your Car -- Put non-disposable chopsticks in the glove box to be eco-friendly and share your meal together.

Five Romantic Dates Right from Your Car -- Put non-disposable chopsticks in the glove box to be eco-friendly and share your meal together.

We are in February and how time flies! This month is a great time to show your love for your sweetheart, friends, family, pets, and even your car. Heck, you can even use your car as a vehicle to show your love. Start off by keeping reusable chopsticks in the glovebox so you can pick up food on your way to a beautiful sunset. Not only are you being eco-friendly, you’re also sharing a meal together and creating memories.   We are so fortunate to live in a part of the world where more days than not are sunny. We also have gorgeous beaches and parks all around, so many in fact it can be difficult to decide where to go to watch that stunning sunset. Here are five top-rated choices where you simply can’t go wrong:   San Clemente Pier ... read more

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Top 10 Reasons To Drive A Japanese Vehicle

Top 10 Reasons To Drive A Japanese Vehicle

There are so many reasons to drive a Japanese vehicle, it’s hard to limit it to just 10. From a basic commuter model like the Honda Civic (that can also be tricked out!) to a Nissan GT-R, there’s something for everyone.  Efficiency: Even the gasoline-powered models tend to have high fuel efficiency. When it comes to hybrid and electric, not only are the leading the pack when it comes to getting more and more out our a single charge, they are working hard to make them more and more stylish.  Practicality: Since there are so many on our roadways, it means that parts are readily available. It also means that our mechanics who work on them are VERY familiar and well trained because they work on them so often. What that means for you is lower costs when it comes to parts and labor. Innovation: They are also at the head of the pack when it comes to style, performance, overall efficiency. They are smart, futuristic, and contemporary. They are continually looking for w ... read more

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How To Prepare for Winter in Southern California

While Southern California doesn’t experience winter weather like many other parts of the country, we do still have to account for a shift in the weather we do encounter. It does get darker earlier and we have less sunlight in general, even if it’s still better than many other places. We may not need snow tires, but there’s still plenty we can do to stay safe this winter.  Tires: We tend to see more rainy conditions in the winter. Now is a great time to assess the current state of your tires. You’ll want proper tread to ensure that they can handle the extra water on the roadways. Also check them for tire pressure and general wear. Take a moment to even check for any possible punctures. Some punctures can result in slow leaks. If you are planning on heading up to a snowy/icy area, make sure your tires are in great condition and have chains at the ready.  Windshield wiper blades: Take a look at yours. From behind the wheel, you’re looking to see i ... read more

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A Special Project

A Special Project

It's not often we get to work on special projects. A lot of years ago I learned that having a love of cars and having friends that also have a love of cars is great, but can at times lead to some people who might take advantage of that love of cars. But once in a while there comes a customer that understands the value of what you do, and how much effort it takes to do such a job. Marvin is such a customer and we were thrilled to put a big brake kit onto his 2002 Toyota Tundra. Not only did he put a 340mm 6pot big brake kit on the front of his rig, he also put a rear disc conversion on it as well. And the silver Stop Tech brake calipers are beautiful cast/machined aluminum pieces as well. We worried with the huge amount of work that we put into this vehicle that it wouldn't please the end user, but one test drive proved that this brake kit will put a smile on any grown man (or woman). Well to describe it, it's not like a sports car. I've had 340mm rotors on something li ... read more

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