Fairbanks Auto Repair

(907) 451-95295200 Aeronca Ave ,
Fairbanks , AK99709
(907) 456-4606768 Gaffney Rd ,
Fairbanks , AK99701

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Is It Time to Get New Brakes?

Is It Time to Get New Brakes?

Having good brakes on your vehicle is important no matter what time of year, especially in Alaska. However, as winter approaches, brakes become even more important for your safety as a driver. Roads get slick, visibility diminishes and other factors should keep you extra vigilant when driving around. Brake System Components There are numerous components that make up your vehicles braking system. You have the brake pads, brake rotors, brake fluid and fluid lines, calipers, wheel bearings and master assembly. All must be in good shape and be working properly to get the best performance from your brakes, whether you need to make an emergency stop or just a gentle slow-down.   Brake Maintenance & Brake Inspections The first step to good brake care is to have your brakes inspected regularly. It's worthwhile to have your brakes checked with any automotive ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - James Rodriguez, Shop Apprentice

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - James Rodriguez, Shop Apprentice

James Rodriguez has been a Shop Apprentice at Simard Automotive for over two years. He has become a great part of the Simard team and we’re proud to have him in our shop. He does so much to help our customers with their auto repairs and automotive services. As Shop Apprentice, James is responsible for a number of duties. He handles many different automotive repairs and also helps with diagnostic testing to identify potential problems within the vehicles we service. He helps with training of other apprentices who join either of the Simard Automotive shops in Fairbanks. He also helps new repair technicians get settled in and familiar with everything when when they come on board. James is a quick learner and he is always looking for ways to expand his automotive repair knowledge. He has ... read more

Customer Gets Repairs at Simard Automotive After Grueling 2,600-Mile Drive

Customer Gets Repairs at Simard Automotive After Grueling 2,600-Mile Drive

Joe had driven his very-used 1995 Chevy Suburban all the way from Idaho while towing a large U-Haul trailer. He actually had recently bought the vehicle used for a pretty low price and it already had over 285,000 miles on it, so he knew it wasn’t really in tip-top shape. Joe took into his trusted mechanic back in Idaho before taking the trip. The mechanic told him everything that was wrong, and Joe opted to only fix what he absolutely needed to make the trip safely. Though he survived the long journey, it wasn’t without its challenges. Plus, he knew he wasn’t done putting the truck through plenty of additional torture during his busy winter travel schedule in Alaska. That’s what led him to bring his Suburban into Simard Automotive for additional repairs. “Simard’s staff was exceptional,” says Joe in his online ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Alaska's Fall and Winter Seasons?

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Alaska's Fall and Winter Seasons?

Summer is officially over and fall is here. Another long Alaska winter is just around the corner, so it's time to make sure your car, truck or other vehicle is ready for the change in seasons. We'll have more rain, snow, colder temperatures and slicker roads. You want your vehicle performing well no matter what the weather brings, and you also want to stay safer as a driver. Now is the time to get ready. Bring you vehicle(s) into Simard Automotive in Fairbanks for the preventative maintenance and automotive repairs you need heading into the fall and winter months. Here are 10 of the most important maintenance steps you can take this time of year: 1. Oil Change Getting your oil changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is important no matter what the season. Sometimes, Alaska's harsh weather puts even more strain on your engine or you may have your car sitting around for longer periods of non-use. Kee ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Craig Malecki, Shop Foreman

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Craig Malecki, Shop Foreman

Craig Malecki has been a vital part of the Simard Automotive team for the past three years. He has embraced his role as Shop Foreman, which is crucial to the success of the shop. He is essentially the glue that holds the repair facility together.  As Shop Foreman, Craig is responsible for managing the work flow of the auto repair shop. He is in regular communication with the Service Advisors upfront to prioritize the repair jobs and help keep everything organized. Then, he is overseeing the repair technicians to make sure they are doing the work that is assigned. It's an important leadership and organization role, and Craig is a natural fit in the position because he always keeps things running so smoothly. Craig is an automotive repair industry veteran, bringing over 15 years of experi ... read more

Learn More About the Simard Automotive Arctic Maintenance Schedule

Learn More About the Simard Automotive Arctic Maintenance Schedule

When you live in a place like Fairbanks or the surrounding Alaska communities, you can expect the environment to be quite a bit harsher on your car, truck or service vehicle. We have short summers and long winters with unpredictable weather and tough road conditions. You need good maintenance to keep your vehicle running great throughout it all, which is why you need Fairbanks' own Simard Automotive on your side. Simard Automotive has two auto shop locations in Fairbanks and we service all types of vehicles. We offer what we call the Arctic Maintenance Schedule, which is designed specifically for Alaska's unique driving conditions. Around here, regular factory recommended maintenance won't suffice. Your vehicle needs special care and attention throughout the year. The Simard Automotive Arctic ... read more

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Longtime Simard Automotive Customer Shares His Feedback

Longtime Simard Automotive Customer Shares His Feedback

Michael is a longtime customer of Simard Automotive. There is no other shop in Fairbanks he would rather take any of his vehicles to. He is such a happy customer that he recently shared his story on our website's Reviews page, the Simard Automotive Facebook page and on Google. "I really like that whatever I ask Simard to fix, it gets fixed," Michael says in his online reviews. "The biggest reason I take my vehicles here is because they are trustworthy." On a recent visit to Simard Automotive for preventative maintenance, one of our technicians noticed that one of Michael's brake lights was out. We recommended he have it replaced while at the shop. As long as we have the new bulb in stock, most brake lights are e ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Cat Pottschmidt, Service Advisor

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Cat Pottschmidt, Service Advisor

From time to time on the Simard Automotive Blog, we will introduce some of our valued employees. With two locations in Fairbanks, our success is built by the great people who work in our auto repair shops and our customer service team members. These employee profile articles will give you all a little glimpse into the people behind Simard Automotive and our friendly style of business. Cat Pottschmidt has been a Service Advisor for Simard Automotive for more than six years. She is an integral part of the team and customers know they can count on her for exceptional service and honest advice. Cat is very skilled at helping customers and communicating with the automotive technicians in the shop. She makes sure everyone knows what is going on. Most importantly, she gives our customers the information and insight they need to make the right auto ... read more

Simard Automotive is Backed by the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty

Simard Automotive is Backed by the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty

When you bring your car, truck, SUV or other vehicle into Simard Automotive (with two locations in Fairbanks), you can count on a little extra peace of mind. That's because most parts and auto repair services provided at Simard are backed by the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. The NAPA NetworkSimard Automotive is one of over 14,000 certified NAPA AutoCare Centers nationwide. That means we are held to higher standards of service and have access to the vast network of NAPA automotive repair providers and parts dealers throughout the United States. Though we are a family-owned and independently operated business, our NAPA connections allow us to provide the best possible auto repair services to our valued customers. About the NAPA Warranty The NAPA A ... read more

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Simard Automotive is a Certified NAPA AutoCare Center

Simard Automotive is a Certified NAPA AutoCare Center

Simard Automotive takes great pride in being an official NAPA AutoCare Center representing the Fairbanks, AK region. What this means is that we are part of a vast network of repair shops and parts suppliers throughout the United States. There are over 14,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers nationwide. We have access to quality NAPA parts, training and services. In addition, most parts and services at Simard Automotive are backed by the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. It covers up to 24 months or 24,000 miles and the warranty is honored at all NAPA AutoCare Centers. NAPA Knowhow NAPA is widely recognized in the automotive industry for auto repair and excellent car parts. As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we are held to the same high standards of quality. The ASE Certified automotive technici ... read more

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