Starting, Charging, and Alternator Repair

If you’re having trouble starting your vehicle, there may be a problem with your vehicle’s starting and charging system. If your vehicle’s battery is dead, your car won’t start and you may notice that other components of your vehicle aren’t working, such as the radio and interior lights. The regular life of a battery is typically between 3-5 years. The battery will usually work properly without much maintenance unless there is an issue with the starting and charging system, the alternator, or lights were left on in your vehicle for an extended period of time. A problem with your starting and charging system can prevent the battery from receiving the proper charge to run your vehicle.

At Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska, our certified technicians can repair starting and charging systems on all makes and models of vehicles. Our experts will perform a free battery and charging system test to determine if the issue is the battery or the charging system.

Signs of a battery or charging system problem:

  • Battery light turns on
  • Car won’t start or stops unexpectedly while driving
  • Dashboard lights are dimmer than usually
  • Radio, power locks, or power windows not working
  • Vehicle cranks slowly

A faulty alternator can also cause your battery to die unexpectedly. The alternator’s job is to recycle energy throughout your vehicle while driving to help power the battery. A simple test at our shop can determine the exact cause of the issue and help us repair your vehicle so you can get back on the road quickly.

At Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska, we offer professional auto repair and friendly customer service. We have two locations in Fairbanks, one in downtown and one near the airport for your convenience. We stand by our work with an outstanding 36 month/36,000 mile NAPA AutoCare Nationwide Warranty and an in-house NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty on parts and labor. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service, pickup and drop-off, as well as door-to-door service when available.

If you suspect an issue with your battery or your car won’t start, bring your vehicle to the experts at Simard Automotive. We look forward to servicing your vehicle soon!