Category Archives: Alternators

Alternator

Napa AlternatorIf you have noticed one of the warning lights blinking on your dashboard, that looks like a car battery, it is telling you that your battery’s not charging properly.

You know that your battery stores electricity – enough to start your engine and get you moving. But that’s about it – you can only get a few miles on battery power alone.  This is where the alternator comes in.

You need an alternator to generate enough electricity to run your engine and power your electrical accessories like the stereo, power seats, heater fan, on-board computers, and so on. On top of that, the alternator needs to recharge your battery. So when your alternator isn’t working properly, there isn’t enough electricity for all of those things. When the alternator stops working, your vehicle soon stops running.

So why would your alternator not work? Usually they’ve simply worn out. Alternators are driven by your serpentine belt and spin 2 to 3 times faster than the engine – that’s a lot of work. The bearings wear out, as do the cooper wire coils and magnets that generate the electricity.

There’s no sense in hobbling along with an alternator that’s not working properly. It will fail at some point and leave you stranded.

If you have a bad alternator, you need to replaced it as soon as you can.  Give us a call at  360-378-5685 and make an appointment for one of our mechanics to check over your engine, and, if needed, replace your alternator with a new Napa Premium Alternator.

Subaru

Subaru is known for its use of the boxer engine layout in most of its vehicles above 1500 cc as well as its use of the Symmetrical All Wheel Drive drive-train layout since 1972.

At Finish Line Auto Repair we make it our priority to keep your Subaru running safely and efficiently. Automotive maintenance is important to keeping your Subaru running in top condition and lasting long into the future. We provide regular inspections for your Subaru with any scheduled service. This helps limit the amount of repairs needed on your vehicle.

Subaru Repair, Maintenance & Services

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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 Mount / Balance
•Timing Belt Replacement / Inspection
•Brake Inspection / Check / Repair / Service
•Exhaust & Muffler Service
•Inspection Service
•Transmission Service

We have many years of experience in fixing Subaru vehicles, 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.