Category Archives: A/C

Properly working A/C is important

Napa-AutoCare-Mechanical-CenterYour air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons why your vehicle’s air conditioning system would lose their cold air will have to do with the refrigerant. The first main issue is generally not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Most of us we don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air.

The refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. When enough refrigerant leaks out, your air conditioner still makes cold air, but the parts don’t have enough oil to protect them and they wear out faster than they should so it’s important to service the air conditioner as recommended.

Replacing old refrigerant has another benefit: refrigerant tends to gather moisture and become corrosive. That causes leaks in the system which can be expensive to repair. Fresh refrigerant protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiency so it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you cool.

Even with regular service A/C parts can just wear out. Normal wear and tear eventually gets to all moving parts. Addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road. For instance, a common failure is the clutch that turns the compressor on and off. If you can take care of a bad A/C clutch when it first starts having problems, you may be able to save the compressor. Don’t wait too long or you’ll have to replace both. So when it comes to air conditioning, leave it to the professionals at your NAPA AutoCare Center — Finish Line Auto Repair!

Finish Line Auto Repair
815 D Spring Street #1
Friday Harbor, WA

Phone: 360-378-5685
Hours: Monday through Friday 8-5
Saturday by appointment only

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis

This 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis  is from the line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by Toyota. According to Wikipedia, the Toyota Corolla was introduced in 1966 and by 1974 “the Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then.”

At Finish Line Auto Repair we make it our priority to keep your Toyota Corolla running safely and efficiently, no matter what the model or year. Automotive maintenance is important to keeping your vehicle running in top condition and lasting long into the future. We provide regular inspections for your Corolla with any scheduled service. This helps limit the amount of repairs needed on your vehicle.

Toyota Corolla Repair, Maintenance & Services

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis photograph courtesy of Celica21gtfour via Creative Commons licensing.

2014 Toyota Corolla Altis photograph courtesy of Celica21gtfour via Creative Commons licensing.









Some of the scheduled maintenance and services that your vehicle may need include:
•Oil Changes / Lube Service
•Tune Ups
•Radiator – Coolant / Antifreeze Change / Flush
•Air Filter Replacement
•A/C – Air Conditioning
•Wheel / Tire Mounting and Balancing
•Timing Belt Replacement / Inspection
•Brake Inspection / Check / Repair / Service
•Exhaust & Muffler Service
•Inspection Service
•Transmission Service

We have many years of experience in fixing Toyotas, along with mechanics that are up-to-date with current technology and equipment. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff, technicians and mechanics are here to help you with all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs.

Our repair and service shop is located at 815 D Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Our staff at Finish Line Auto Repair look forward to being your Friday Harbor repair and service shop.

Schedule an appointment for your next service or repair today by calling (360) 378-5685.