Monthly Archives: July 2019

VW Owner Knows She Can Depend on Simard Automotive

VW Owner Knows She Can Depend on Simard Automotive

Patty owns a Volkswagen and has been frustrated with other auto repair shops in Fairbanks who have less experience in dealing with German and other European cars. When she found Simard Automotive, she was relieved to know there was someone in town who could handle the maintenance and repair needs of her beloved VW. Recently, Patty was having automotive problems and she brought it to Simard Automotive for an inspection and repairs. Some vehicle issues are simpler to diagnose than others. In her case, our technicians had to dig a little deeper to find out exactly what was wrong. Thankfully, our team is extremely skilled and knowledgeable, which allowed them to figure out the problem and get it promptly repaired. "Simard figured out a problem that was not immediately ... read more

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How to Keep You and Your Car from Overheating This Summer

How to Keep You and Your Car from Overheating This Summer

Summer is in full swing. The weather is beautiful in Alaska and it's time to make the most of our short summertime season. The last thing you want is for your car or truck to have problems when things heat up. You want to stay cool and you want to keep your engine from overheating. That's why Simard Automotive is here to help! Cooling System Inspection & Repairs First and foremost, you don't want your car to overheat when the weather outside gets warmer. That's why it's a good idea to get a cooling system inspection from a professional auto shop like Simard Automotive in Fairbanks. Our technicians can inspect all the key components such as the water pump, radiator, head gasket, radiator fluid (coolant), fans and fluid lines. We can make sure everything is ... read more

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How to Tell if Your Transmission is Slipping

How to Tell if Your Transmission is Slipping

Transmission problems can come in many different forms, but one of the most common is when it slips between gears. This means the transmission is not shifting correctly or it is not staying properly in gear as you are driving. It is usually the sign of internal transmission damage, or sometimes it just means your vehicle is due for a standard transmission service (replacing the transmission fluid, filter and pan gasket). The earlier you detect a slipping transmission, the more likely you can get by with a transmission service instead of having to pay for more costly transmission repairs. At the first sign of trouble, you will want to bring your car into a professional auto repair shop like Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, AK. Here are 6 common signs of a slipping transmission: 1. A Sluggish Feeling If the vehicle feels unusually sluggish as if it has less power or is struggling to accelerate, it could ... read more

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Customer Gets 30-Point Vehicle Inspection at Simard Automotive

Customer Gets 30-Point Vehicle Inspection at Simard Automotive

Martha recently brought her car into Simard Automotive for some minor maintenance services and a 30-point vehicle inspection. She was so pleased with the experience that she shared her feedback in an online review. "I appreciate the prompt service and thorough check-up on my car," Martha writes. "I also appreciate a written report with the results of the 30-point inspection." With this service, the technicians at Simard Automotive look over key systems in the vehicle from bumper to bumper and then provide the customer with a detailed report of all the findings. Our goal is to educate and inform our customers so they can know exactly what shape their car is in and what work might recommended. Some repairs may be more urgent while other issues just need to be noted. Ultimately, the inspection ... read more

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