Is your check engine light on?

It may sound like a silly question, but is your check engine light on?  Has it been on a while?   Have you just been ignoring it, hoping it will go off on its own?

First off, if it is a flashing “check engine light,” something is wrong. And, if you continue to drive at normal or high speeds, you could cause severe damage to many components and even your catalytic converter. And, even if the light just recently came and simply has a steady glow over a day or two, you still need to schedule an appointment with us and have one of our mechanics use the proper diagnostic tools to check the vehicle over.

It best, for the long-term care of your vehicle, to not ignore the warning lights on your dashboard. The sooner an issue can be discovered and resolved the sooner a potentially serious problem can be avoided.

Our repair and service shop is located at 815 D Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA. Our staff at Finish Line Auto Repair looks forward to scheduling an appointment, just call (360) 378-5685.

Satisfied Finish Line customer Bill LaPorte.

Satisfied Finish Line customer Bill LaPorte.

Anti-lock brakes need the right amount of brake fluid

Napa Anti-lock Brake Hydraulic AssemblyThe right amount of brake fluid is essential for the proper function of anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. Your NAPA AutoCare service advisor at Finish Line can survey your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it is low that is a good indicator that a brake inspection is vital. Low brake fluid is most generally caused by worn brake pads.

A leak in your brake system would lessen, or possibly eliminate, your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause detrimental corrosion. This would, in turn, create a leak. So a great way to keep your brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended.

Some of the signs of a leak are: reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feet.

During these warm days of summer, let us keep your brake system working like a charm!

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