Monthly Archives: February 2020

7 Signs Your Brakes Are Going Bad

7 Signs Your Brakes Are Going Bad

There is no worse feeling than if your brakes go out. It could be a life or death situation. You never want to let it get to that point, which is why regular brake maintenance is so crucial. At the first sign of any brake problems, you should take your vehicle to a professional mechanic for a proper brake inspection and service. Replace the brake pads as needed, keep your brake fluid healthy and make sure all the components are in good shape to keep you, your family and other drivers around you safe. Here are 8 signs that your brakes might be going bad, according to the Fairbanks auto repair experts at Simard Automotive: 1. Your Brake Light is On This one is pretty obvious. If the brake or ABS light is illuminated on your dashboard, then the vehicle is sensing something wrong with your brake system. You will want to get t ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips

Loyal Customer Knows that Simard Automotive Always Has Her Best Interests at Heart

Loyal Customer Knows that Simard Automotive Always Has Her Best Interests at Heart

Evelyn has been a longtime customer of Simard Automotive. She knows she can trust our team to provide quality service and honest advice. This is what Evelyn had to say in her most recent online review: "I have been using Simard for all my automotive needs for about 3 or 4 years now," Evelyn wrote. "Every person I have had the 'pleasure' of talking with has always made me feel like they had my best interests at heart. When something went wrong, they fixed my car without hesitation and at no cost to me, though their cost was extensive I am sure." Evelyn is referring to our strong warranty program at Simard Automotive. As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, we offer the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty. All qualifying parts and labor are covered by warranty for up to ... read more

Categories:

Customer Stories

7 Signs Your Car Has a Fuel System Problem

7 Signs Your Car Has a Fuel System Problem

If your fuel system isn't properly pumping clean fuel from the gas tank to the engine, your vehicle simply won't run right. Your engine will lose power or it may not work at all. You will lose gas mileage. You might even develop a fuel leak, which presents a number of dangerous concerns. The most common source of fuel system failure is the fuel pump. When it is damaged, you lose fuel pressure and that's always a bad thing. Damage to the fuel lines, clogged fuel lines or an ineffective fuel filter are other things that might be wrong.  It's important to be able to recognize there might be a fuel system problem in your vehicle. Here are 7 signs of fuel system failure that you can look for, according to the Fairbanks auto repair specialists at Simard Automotive: 1. The Car Won't Start If your car is struggling to start or won't start at all, it can be any number of thing ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips

Are Your Gears Grinding? Here Are 6 Reasons Why.

Are Your Gears Grinding? Here Are 6 Reasons Why.

When you hear and feel the gears grinding in your vehicle, it is one of the most common signs of a transmission problem. This is especially true if your car has an automatic transmission because you definitely know it's not your own fault like it can be in a manual transmission vehicle. Grinding gears means that the clutch isn't completely disengaging from the engine during shifting while the gears are rotating. Here are 6 reasons why your gears might be grinding according to the Fairbanks auto repair specialists at Simard Automotive: 1. Torque Converter An automatic or CVT transmission utilizes a torque converter and a special planetary gear system to automatically shift between gears as you accelerate or decelerating the vehicle. If the torque converter is damaged, the car will ob ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips
If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Simard Automotive - Airport (907) 451-9529, Simard Automotive - Gaffney (907) 456-4606 For Assistance.