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Simard Automotive Replaces Transmission for Happy Customer

Simard Automotive Replaces Transmission for Happy Customer

Lonnie's truck had been sitting unused for almost a full year before he was able to afford repairs. Unfortunately, another shop fixed it before and apparently did a poor job. The transmission totally blew out a short time after the supposed repairs. This time, he knew not to trust anyone but Simard Automotive with the transmission replacement. "I haven't had my truck since December due to the transmission going out after having someone else fix it," Lonnie says in his review on Google. "Not only did Brad [Davids] get me a new dealer transmission, but he also got everything needed for it, too—all OEM for a very reasonable price to me." There are different options to consider when you have major ... read more

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5 Reasons Why You Should Trust Your Vehicle Fleet with Simard Automotive

5 Reasons Why You Should Trust Your Vehicle Fleet with Simard Automotive

We service many fleet vehicle accounts at Simard Automotive. Local businesses and civic services throughout the Fairbanks region count on our shop for regular maintenance and repairs. When you have a fleet of commercial vehicles that needs dependable care, you can count on Simard Automotive. Here are 5 reasons why you should trust Simard Automotive’s fleet management services: 1. Proven ExpertiseSimard Automotive repair technicians and service professionals are ASE Certified. Our two Fairbanks auto repair facilities feature the latest equipment and can handle fleets of all sizes. Whether you have service trucks, vans, company cars or delivery trucks, we have all of your automotive repair and maintenance needs covered. 2. Fleet Account Pricing Depen ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Brad Davids, Service Advisor

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Brad Davids, Service Advisor

Brad Davids has been part of the Simard Automotive team for almost two years now. As a Service Advisor, he plays a very important role at the shop. He deals directly with customers and also works closely with the repair technicians. Brad is there to help answer any questions that our customers may have and to walk them through the repair process. This includes explaining repair recommendations from the technicians and discussing parts/labor price estimates. His goal is to give you all the information you need to make sound auto repair and maintenance decisions. Brad has been in the automotive service industry for most of his adult life, including the past 15 years as a service advisor in Fairbanks. He is an ASE Certified Automotive C ... read more

Simard Automotive Provides 75-Point Inspection for Local Customer

Simard Automotive Provides 75-Point Inspection for Local Customer

Will knew that his car had a few issues that needed addressing. He's very familiar with cars and knows how to do a lot of the standard maintenance work himself. However, it had been sometime since he had the vehicle inspected by a professional auto repair technician, so he brought it into Simard Automotive in Fairbanks for a 75-point inspection. He found one of our coupons online and figured it was worth giving our shop an opportunity to inspect his vehicle. "Great value," Will says in his recent online review of Simard Automotive. "I received timely callbacks when scheduling the work. The service advisor asked about particular items of interest to me. One, concerning the cruise control, was outside the inspection scope of work." The Simard Automotive 75-point inspection covers all the most important vehicle components from bumper to bumper. We look over the ... read more

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About the Warranty Programs at Simard Automotive

About the Warranty Programs at Simard Automotive

At Simard Automotive, we stand behind our work. We want our customers to know they can feel comfortable and confident that the repairs performed are done right. That's why we offer two different warranty programs to suit your auto repair and maintenance needs, no matter what type of vehicle you own. NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty Most parts and labor at Simard Automotive are backed by the 24-month, 24,000-mile NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, our shop belongs to a nationwide network of over 14,000 NAPA-certified repair shops throughout the United States. The ... read more

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Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Mary-Kate Podobnik, Service Advisor

Simard Automotive Employee Profile - Mary-Kate Podobnik, Service Advisor

Mary-Kate Podobnik joined Simard Automotive in April 2017, and she has been a great part of the team ever since. She is one of our Service Advisors and also takes on a lot of different management assistance roles. She works hard every day performing a variety of tasks, including everything from pumping gas and helping with certain auto repair jobs, to managing inventory and working with auto repair customers. Ultimately, Mary-Kate’s most important role is as Service Advisor to the valued customers of Simard Automotive. She works closely with the repair technicians to prepare repair orders and present accurate repair estimates to customers. Her goal is to walk you through the process of which parts and repairs are needed for your vehicle, so you can make an informed decision. Mary-Kate is there to help and answer al ... read more

Customer Comes to Simard Automotive for an Oil Change, Leaves with a New Battery Cable

Customer Comes to Simard Automotive for an Oil Change, Leaves with a New Battery Cable

Jason needed to get a routine oil change done on his car. He asked around for recommendations and a friend of his suggested Simard Automotive. After bringing his car in for the service, he soon realized that this shop is about more than doing only the "routine" work. We always aim to go the extra mile for our customers. "Very good place!" Jason writes in his online review. "I got referred by a friend and I went to go get my oil changed. To my surprise, they even changed the battery cable that had been loose and was falling off the battery. I didn't expect that but I really appreciated it!" Whether we're performing major repairs or standard maintenance services at Simard Automotive, our goal is to always look over key parts of the vehicle to make sure everything is in good ... read more

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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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