About A Plus Japanese Auto Repair Inc

For those that are visiting our auto repair facility for the first time you will find a customer oriented professional & friendly shop that provides dealer level repair and service at a better price!

With over 600+ yelp reviews please take the time to find out whey so many existing clients recommend A+ Japanese Auto Repair for auto repair and service in San Carlos. We strive to meet or exceed clients expectations and have earned the trust and business of over 10,000 clients repeat business. Let us show you why A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. Is known as the auto repair facility “where friends recommend friends”

Our facility offers a 24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on auto repair & service performed at our auto repair facility. We specialize on Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinit, Mazda, and Subaru. We have also recently added the following vehicles we work on by bringing on 2 master level automotive mechanics specializing on: Kia, Hyundai, Scion, & Isuzu.

Since our founding in 1997 we have 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.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Inc. provides service and repair clients vehicles from San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Redwood City, Woodside, Half Moon Bay, and the surrounding peninsula. Over the past 20 years we have gained a reputation of providing the highest standard of automotive service and automotive repair in our area at a fair price while providing excellent customer service.

Top Services

  • Air Conditioning Recharge
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
  • Radiator Replacement
  • Scheduled Maintenance Service
  • Serpentine Belt Replacement
  • Spark plug Replacement
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment

Top Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen


  • 24 mth/24K mi. warranty (whichever comes first) for parts & labor*

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • Alternator replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Coolant system flush
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Muffler replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Wheel alignment

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • smart


    • Early drop off
    • Shuttle service
    • Loaner car
    • Free wifi

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"Awesome, excellent, fast repairs! Our service advisor, Justin, was great. He was extremely polite, professional and courteous. Not only did he explain what the problem was with the car but he also recommended some additional services that he noticed the car needed but with NO pressure to do it. They gave us a courtesy car even thought the car would be ready the next morning. I haven’t come across many auto repair shops that offer that. Justin was very patient going over how to operate the courtesy car with my mother. I really appreciated his kindness. Thank you A+!"
"There isn't a better repair shop in the Bay Area! Justin and crew are the best customer focused service representatives in the business. You can always trust them to have your back and deliver outstanding results for your auto. I've been a customer of this establishment for over 20 years and I wouldn't take my cars anywhere else. From Ray and Dianne, to Adam and Eric, the management team is superb and runs a great shop!!"
"This form is not big enough for me to post how amazing the serivce was here. People constantly feel like they are being ripped off my their mechanic... not these guys. I am a transplant living in the Bay Area and have used one mechanic my entire life... you could obviously tell I was nervous about pulling the trigger on such a large investment. The team @ A+ was so thorough, I couldn't get Justin to stop calling me and giving me update. No other auto shop does this. Communication is the key to success and I would recommend these guys to anyone in the Bay Area."
"I’ve been going to A+ Japanese for about 2 yrs at the time of this review, and have had services ranging from an oil change to replacing the timing chain and other major services performed on my 2005 Pathfinder. I purposely waited to provide a review to them (or any other service vendor) until I have dealt with them more than 2-3 times, as that’s when their true colors seem to reveal themselves. The first couple of visits to any business can always be great (or even awful) and skew the true quality of a business. Additionally, I’ve been dealing with Justin, specifically, even prior to his move to A+ from Boardwalk Nissan and it was a pleasant surprise to find him there when I first decided to try A+. Recently, I took my Pathfinder in to take advantage of a Fall special which included an oil change, tire rotation, etc. etc. About a week later, I called Justin at A+ to express my dissatisfaction about my most recent visit who immediately wanted to make things right. Without getting into details, Justin heard me out and didn’t try to justify anything that I was upset about; he genuinely expressed understanding and a desire to retain my business. With my truck at almost 100k miles, I brought it back in to have work done that was recommended by their mechanic (no kidding – these guys are good, too), Justin and the mechanic walked me through what and WHY they recommended the work by visually showing me and educating me along the way. They taught and empowered me to make an educated decision versus a blind, emotionally reluctant decision to have the work done. Also, in prior service visits with them, they have actually taken numerous photos of the areas of the vehicle that required service and emailed them to me while I was at work so that I could see what was going on. This was unheard of and really impressed me. After the walk through, I was more than happy to have the work done (new front brakes, replacing front/rear differential fluids, and various other fluids, new spark plugs, and more), and not only did they do another really quality job, they even bent over backwards and provided me with an overnight rental car on their dime without me even having to ask for it. Now this was true customer service and a class move on their part. They didn’t have to do that. It made me feel like they recognized my patronage in the past and that they really did want to keep my business and were willing to do whatever it took to make up for a poor experience after having established a good relationship with their shop. I picked up my Pathfinder the next day after work and it was cleaned up and running well. Justin also informed me that they chose to use an upgraded quality part at no additional charge to me. Businesses can and will slip and/or make mistakes occasionally, and it’s great to see that when A+ does, they are not above apologizing and willing to go reasonable lengths to make things right. Because of their demonstration to committing to good customer service, I will continue to support, promote, and bring my vehicle to A+ Japanese Auto Repair. If you’re tired of bouncing from garage to garage, or even dealerships and their outrages prices, take your vehicle to A+. Hats off to Justin and the management/owners."
"I took my 12 year old Nissan Frontier to A+ after doing a quick search for a shop that specializes in Japanese cars and trucks. Their shop with 10 service bays was clean and well organized and full of Japanese cars and SUVs both new and classic. My truck needed the spark plugs replaced which is a relatively big job on the V6 Frontier engine and they handled it quickly and returned my truck with a clean interior which I appreciated. The engine was much quicker and responsive. I would recommend this shop."


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