Our Japanese Auto Repair Blog

How Do Your Car’s A/C and Heater Work?

Weather is normally fairly temperate here in Western Washington, but there are definitely days when you want your car’s air conditioning and heating to work. The best way to make sure your equipment is ready when you need it most is to keep up with a regular automotive HVAC maintenance schedule, as well as, repair problems as soon as possible. It also helps to understand a little bit more about how your heater and AC work. Learn more about the two systems below to increase your chances of spotting problems before they get too severe.

Why Oil Changes and Fluid Flushes are So Important to Your Car

Fluid flushes are among the most important types of regular maintenance for your car, truck or SUV. The systems in your vehicle rely on specialized liquids to make sure they can continue to function properly, and it’s important to keep the fluids as fresh and clean as possible. Depending on the system, it may need fluids to offer hydraulic assistance, lubrication, or cooling.

3 Common Causes for a Shaky Steering Wheel

No driver likes it when their steering wheel starts shaking. This is a sure sign that there’s something going wrong with your vehicle, and it can also make driving unnecessarily stressful and scary. If the road is smooth and your ride still feels jerky, there’s nothing to blame except for the vehicle itself. Waiting for the problem to take care of itself will only make things worse, so we strongly suggest that you take action as soon as possible when you notice that your steering wheel is shaking. 

5 Common Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light Is On

It’s one of every car owner’s biggest nightmares– the check engine light has become illuminated in your dash. This is a sure sign of problems under the hood of your car, and it’s hard to know exactly how serious those problems are.

It could be a quick fix, or it could be a problem that leaves you stranded and costs you thousands of dollars unless it’s addressed quickly. Either way, it’s important to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible.

6 Signs That It May Be Time for a Brake Job

The brakes are one of the most important features in your vehicle. They are paramount to remain safe on the road. It is recommended to take your car to a mechanic once every 50,000 miles for a brake job to ensure everything works as it should.

However, if you notice any of the following signs, then you want to bring your vehicle in sooner to have it looked at.

Tips for defogging your car windshield

6 Tips for Defogging Your Windshield

A foggy windshield is more than just annoying. It is a safety hazard because it limits your field of visibility. No matter what the weather is like outside, it is always possible to have fog build up inside your vehicle. The reason fog forms is due to condensation inside the car that hits the windshield, and due to the fact it is lower than the outside temperature, fog develops. Fortunately, there are several ways to get rid of that fog so that you can continue driving safely.

Did You Hear That? 10 Noises Your Car Shouldn’t Be Making

After driving your car for only a few weeks, you should be familiar with all of the little peculiarities that make it special. You know the sound it makes when you first ignite the engine and how it should sound when you accelerate (if it makes any sound at all). To keep your vehicle in excellent working condition, you need to recognize and diagnose issues immediately. Strange sounds often indicate car problems, and you do not want an expensive mechanic’s bill because you failed to act sooner. These are the most common car problems and what they most likely are.

Man driving safely on a rainy day in Downtown Seattle

Driving Tips for Getting Around Downtown Seattle Safely and Efficiently

Seattle is a beautiful, vibrant city with a lot to offer locals and visitors alike. From craft breweries to museums, there is something for everybody. The process of getting to and driving through Seattle can be tricky, due to the usual challenges associated with big city driving, along with some uniquely local difficulties and terrain such as Lake Washington. Use these safe driving tips to help prepare you for your next trip to the city.

Beautiful scene of Seattle's skyline with Moun Rainier in the background

Must-See Spots in Springtime in Seattle

While Seattle retains its Pacific Northwest charms even through the dulled, gray winter months, the warming springtime sun illuminates what makes this coastal city one of the most beautiful in the country. Whether you’re looking to spend time watching salmon slingers downtown, plop down on a sandy beach, or traverse gorgeous odes to the natural world, you’ll be wowed by the best views in Seattle.

Plaes to teach teens to drive near Seattle

Good Places to Help Your Teen Learn How to Drive Around Seattle

If you have an upcoming driver at your house, you might be wondering how to teach your child to drive. While you could head out on I-5, that might not be the best solution for someone who hasn’t been behind the wheel before. It’ll probably take some time to warm up to that kind of traffic. Try some of the following suggestions for starters.

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GREG'S IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

It is only after great consideration, and a difficult decision, that effective Friday, March 13th, 2020, Greg’s Japanese Auto will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic recommendations issued by Governor Jay Inslee, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

We have a responsibility, as a company that works with the community, to comply with these guidelines in order to ensure a safer and healthier community for all.

The truth is, there was no decision we could make that would satisfy every person that comes into Greg’s Japanese Auto. However, we know that if our community is to stop the spread of this virus, we have an obligation to adhere to the same actions.

We cannot put our vulnerable populations at greater risk by continuing the spread of this virus. The most responsible thing we can do is to take greater action now.

Please stay safe and healthy and do your part in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Thank you for understanding our tough decision during these difficult times.