10 of the Most Common Auto Repairs at Simard Automotive

When you own a car, truck, SUV or any kind of vehicle, it is going to require maintenance and it will likely need some sort of repairs during the time you own it. If you get lucky, it may just be minor stuff. Otherwise, almost every vehicle will need some sort of major repair in its lifetime.

At Simard Automotive, we provide all types of automotive maintenance and auto repair services. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of some of the most common repairs we perform at our two Fairbanks, AK shops.

1. Tire Repair

A flat tire can often be repaired with a simple patch kit. More severe tire damage may require the whole tire to be replaced. All tires need to be replaced once the tread levels get dangerously low.

2. Brakes

Your brake system is the most important safety component on your vehicle. You want your brakes to be working, so they require regular service to replace brake pads, remachine the rotors and repair any damaged parts.

3. Power Steering

Most vehicles have power steering and a majority of modern vehicles have electric power steering systems. Any power steering system requires maintenance and is prone to issues. If you notice any steering issues, Simard Automotive can help with repairs.

4. Oxygen Sensors

Oxygen sensors are vital to the performance of your engine and exhaust system. Yet, they are very sensitive pieces of equipment and can often fail. In fact, a malfunctioning oxygen sensor is one of the most common reasons why your check engine light may come on.

5. Catalytic Converter

This is another key component in your vehicle’s exhaust system. It is what burns off the dangerous gases and exhaust fumes. If the catalytic converter isn’t working correctly, you will want to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

6. Fuel Pump

If you have a clogged or damaged fuel pump, your engine won’t run smoothly and it can ultimately lead to major problems. A significant decrease in your gas mileage is one sign that your fuel system can use servicing.

7. Aftermarket Upgrades

Though not necessarily a “repair,” customers come to Simard Automotive all the time looking for help with aftermarket upgrades. These can be performance-related upgrades or cosmetic items to customize a car.

8. Car Battery

When a car battery loses power or dies altogether, it typically needs to be replaced. Sometimes it just needs to be recharged.

9. Heating & A/C

Heating and air conditioning repairs are pretty common in the automotive industry. It’s a more complex system than you think it is. Whether something isn’t working right or you just need a routine vent cleaning, Simard Automotive can help.

10. Other Minor Repairs

From changing windshield wipers to completing standard oil changes and everything in between, Simard Automotive handles all auto maintenance and repair services you need—big and small.

Call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Rd.) for all your auto repair and preventative maintenance needs. Or, schedule your service appointment online.


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