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Mike Simard, Owner
Mike has been in the automotive industry since he was 13 years old and has always wanted to operate his own shop. After a lot of hard work and dedication, his dream was realized and he is now the proud owner and operator of Simard Automotive! He is an ASE Certified Technician and enjoys all aspects of owning a shop. Mike and his wife have 3 kids and I his spare time, he enjoys spending time with them and boating.

Robert Simard, Shop Foreman
Robert has spent the last 11 years in the Automotive Industry and is an ASE Certified Technician. He grew up in the North East Kingdom of Vermont, where he worked as a Brew Master’s Assistant for 4 years. He also ran a fine dining restaurant.  Robert enjoys working on and expanding his knowledge of foreign vehicles, especially VW, Audi, BMW & Mercedes. In his spare time, he likes to be outdoors and spends most of his time fishing.

Terah Morgan, Office Manager
Terah was born and raised in Alaska. After graduating high school, she moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University where she obtained her degree in Accounting. After living in Arizona for a few years, she decided to move back to home to Alaska. Terah enjoys gardening, going camping and traveling.

Cat Pottschmidt, Office Assistant
Cat has worked at Simard Automotive since 2011. She went to Hutchison high with interest in the automotive industry and started working while still in high school. She has lived in Alaska for 9 years. Her hobbies are reading and playing hockey.

Adam VondenBenken, Service Advisor
Adam has been in the automotive industry his entire career working as a Mechanic and as a Service Advisor. He has been a Service Advisor for the last 10 years. He has a loving wife with 3 girls. When Adam has spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and going fishing.

Brad Davids, Service Advisor
Brad has been in Alaska for 36 years and loves it. He moved here from Appleton, Wisconsin. He has a lovely wife of 22 years, 4 children 3 Boys and 1 Girl. He also has 3 granddaughters ages 5, 2 and 1. In his spare time he loves to ride his motorcycle. He has been in the automotive industry most of his adult life and has been a Service Advisor for the last 13 years.

Craig Malecki, Technician
Craig has been in the automotive industry for 17 years. He grew up in the automotive industry with his father, who owned a shop in Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors; hunting, fishing or woodworking.

Bob Piser, Master Technician
Bob is an ASE Master Certified Technician with over 10 years of experience and has lived in Alaska for 27 years. He is married with 4 children that take up most of his time. When he does get some free time, he enjoys playing basketball and watching sports on TV.

Michael Mullins, Technician
Michael came to Alaska from California, He graduated from UTI in Arizona and traveled the state while living there. He came to Fairbanks so he could discover everything it had to offer. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, and exploring all new things. In his leisure time he reads a lot of books and writes music. He has a Belgian Malinois which goes about everywhere he does. One of his goals in the future is to try to build his own house here after he is established.

Stephen Davids, Technician
Stephen was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. He started working on cars with his dad when he was 16 years old and has had a love for it since. He moved to California at the age of 20 years old to attend Universal Technical Institute, after graduating he travel for 4 years before moving back home to Alaska. He has found a love for motorcycles in his travels and now rides an R6 for fun. He also enjoys anything out in the sun.

James Rodriguez, Apprentice
James came to Alaska in April 2015 from Tampa Florida in search of great adventure. An avid car enthusiast from the cradle, he has always known his career would be in the automotive industry. He plans to open his own shop that specializes in imports. In his free time, he likes to spend time reading, playing video games and working on the numerous project vehicles he and his friends have acquired.

Providing Auto Repair Services in Fairbanks

If you’re looking for a local auto repair shop that you can trust, consider Simard Automotive Inc.. Simard Automotive Inc. has been providing our friends and neighbors in Fairbanks with dependable, trustworthy auto repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.

A Commitment to Complete Customer Satisfaction

At Simard Automotive Inc., our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality auto repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Fairbanks area’s most trustworthy auto repair shops.

 

 

Services and Specialties

Simard Automotive Inc. is pleased to offer a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services, from oil changes and brake services to tire rotations, timing belt replacements, and more.
In addition to the services mentioned above, we specialize in several types of auto repair services, including: Auto Repair, Engine Repair, Brake Repair, Transmission Repair and Auto Electrical Service

A True Alternative to the Dealer

Looking for an affordable alternative to the high auto repair service pricing at the local dealership? Simard Automotive Inc. can help. With ASE Certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

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I have complete trust in the professionals at Simard Automotive! They are the definition of great customer service. They do a great job keeping you informed, and don't just recommend the most expensive fix... they keep your costs as low as possible while ensuring that you are safe and road-ready! THANK YOU SO MUCH SIMARD!

- Sara S. 3/5/2016

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Best customer service that I have experienced in three different states where we have lived.

- Chuck B. 12/18/2015

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Solid attention to details: even took a few photos to show me concern w/ transmission fluid. Great customer care to drop me off in town and offer to pick me up when the oil change was completed. I recommend the Loyalty program - value and service are really good deals.

- Mark M. 1/16/2016

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