Monthly Archives: January 2019

BMW Owner Turns to Simard Automotive for Expert Repairs

BMW Owner Turns to Simard Automotive for Expert Repairs

As a BMW owner, Roger was a little unsure about trusting a local Fairbanks shop with his import car repairs. However, he needed some work done and had heard good things about Simard Automotive. He put his trust in our team and was very happy with the results. Roger recently shared his feedback in a Google review. "Amazing work and got me in fast," Roger writes. "Worked on my 2010 BMW 335i xdrive. Also super friendly and they walk you through all of what they do. They also ask before they do anything which is super thoughtful." Brad brings up some good points there. At Simard Automotive, we don't proceed with any significant repairs before receiving authorization from the customer. It's important that we take the time to answer questions and explain our repair recommendations th ... read more

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5 Signs of Power Steering Problems

5 Signs of Power Steering Problems

If you have a vehicle with a traditional power steering system, it is prone to problems. Just like most systems in a car, it requires standard preventative maintenance and care. If it is experiencing issues, it needs to be repaired. If you drive for extended periods with power steering problems, it can lead to more significant damage. Many new vehicles manufactured in the past few years will use an electronic power steering system (EPS) that uses an electric motor design compared to hydraulic pumps or pistons. Some older cars may not have power steering at all. These different types of steering systems still require attention and professional maintenance/repairs. However, in this article we will focus mostly on traditional power steering systems that use hydraulic pump designs and power steering fluid. There are common signs that you have a power steering problem in your vehicle. If you notice any ... read more

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The Simard Automotive Guide to Vehicle Sensors

The Simard Automotive Guide to Vehicle Sensors

Your vehicle is equipped with numerous sensors to help notify you when there is a potential problem. The more advanced and modern your car is, the more sensors it will likely have. They are connected directly to the computer system. They are there to help make sure the vehicle performs its best while also to warn if something is wrong. Sensors can sometimes produce faulty warnings if not calibrated correctly. Or, the sensors can fail altogether and will need to be replaced. They are just like any automotive component that can wear out with time. Every vehicle manufacturer will have different systems and sensors they might use, and almost every car will be a little different, as well. However, Simard Automotive has put together this list of the most common sensors that you will find in many of today’s cars, trucks and SUVs. Oxygen Sensor &n ... read more

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Soldier Gets Help from Simard Automotive During Change of Station

Soldier Gets Help from Simard Automotive During Change of Station

Gregory is a proud military man who recently received his permanent change of station orders from the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Wainwright and was being relocated to Fort Polk in Louisiana. Obviously, that's a big move that brought with it a lot of stress. One issue Gregory ran into was shipping his personal vehicle across the country. He turned to Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, AK for help in his time of need. "Simard helped me when shipping my vehicle out of Fairbanks," Gregory says in his recent online review. "As a soldier, a permanent change of station can be a very stressful and uncertain process. As often happens, the Vehicle Processing Center discovered issues with my vehicle that held it up from being shipped." Gregory brought his vehicle into Simard Automotive for further inspection ... read more

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