Monthly Archives: February 2018

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light is On

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light is On

All vehicles have many different dashboard warning lights. The newer the vehicle, the more complex and sophisticated this system. These lights are attached directly to the car's computer system, which is connected to various sensors throughout the automobile. There are warning lights for the transmission, tire pressure, oil pressure, and so on. Some denote very serious issues while others are relatively minor. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with your vehicle's specific dashboard lights (check your owner's manual) and what each of them means. Also, there may be variances such as the color that displays (red usually means very urgent while yellow not as much) or whether the light is flashing or not (flashing also usually means very urgent). Check Engine Light The light you'll want to pay special attention to is the "check engine" l ... read more

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Customer is Grateful for "Helpful, Friendly Crew" at Simard Automotive

Customer is Grateful for "Helpful, Friendly Crew" at Simard Automotive

Amber was in need of automotive repairs in Fairbanks, Alaska, so she did her research and decided to bring her car into Simard Automotive. After all, that many 5-star ratings online couldn't be wrong! Amber was glad she made this decision and it looks like our great staff won her over. "Helpful, friendly crew!" says Amber in her recent online review of Simard Automotive. "It was honestly the best customer service I've gotten from any automotive shop—anywhere. They were quick, efficient and personable people. They even went so far as to warm up my car for me when I came to pick it up (it was thirty below zero)." Providing good customer service is all about the little things. This means covering every detail when it comes to making repairs. Nothing should ever be overlooked and that is how quality automotive repairs are made. The technicians at ... read more

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Car Heating & Air Conditioning Services at Simard Automotive

Car Heating & Air Conditioning Services at Simard Automotive

It's true that your vehicle's heating and air conditioning system is somewhat of a luxury. In the summer, it sure is nice to crank up the AC and stay cool. However, in the middle of winter in Alaska, having a properly functioning heating and defrosting system is absolutely vital. You need to stay warm inside the vehicle when it's extremely cold outside for months on end. And, you need your defroster for optimum visibility throughout the winter. Signs of Heating/AC Problems Let's look at some common symptoms that you might be experiencing problems with your car's heating and air conditioning system: • Air not blowing as cold or warm as you want it to• Defroster taking way too long to clear front windshield and side windows• Rear defroster not clearing rear window• U ... read more

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Signs of a Car Battery Problem

Signs of a Car Battery Problem

Your car's battery is obviously very important. Without it, your car won't run at all. It powers the ignition system, lights and all electronic components. And the last thing you want is to be stranded because your old battery ran out of juice. In some cases, a battery can be jumpstarted and recharged. Or, the connections could just need a good cleaning. Ultimately, however, your battery will lose power over time and it may need to be replaced. If you think you are having car battery issues, you can bring it into Simard Automotive any time. We'll perform an inspection and battery tests to let you know how it's working. If it needs to be recharged or replaced, we've got you covered.  So, how can you tell when your battery is starting to lose power? Well, there are several common symptoms you can look for. Here are some si ... read more

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