Monthly Archives: June 2018

Transmission Problems? Simard Automotive is Your Solution!

Transmission Problems? Simard Automotive is Your Solution!

If the engine is the heart of your car, then the transmission is the brain. It transfers power from the engine to the wheels and controls speeds based on which gear the vehicle is in. If your transmission is not performing well, it is a major problem. Having your transmission rebuilt or replaced (let alone damage to other automotive components and systems) is not cheap. At the first sign of transmission trouble, you should seek help from an automotive repair expert who can properly diagnose the issue and get it fixed before it develops into a significant (and expensive) problem. Here are some “symptoms” you can look for: 1. Unusual Noises You may hear whining, humming or clunking coming from your vehicle. There’s a good chance it’s your transmission, especially if you hear these sounds when the vehicle is shifting to the next gear or when driving at high speeds. 2. B ... read more

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Auto Electric Repairs at Simard Automotive

Auto Electric Repairs at Simard Automotive

It's a simple fact. The more modern your vehicle is, the more complex its electrical system will be. Today's cars (especially hybrid and electric vehicles) are so advanced with high-tech onboard computers and sophisticated battery systems. Obviously, the more complex the system, the more things that can go wrong and the more you need an automotive expert to make any electrical repairs. The good news for Fairbanks area residents is that Simard Automotive has you covered for all your auto electric repair and maintenance needs, whether you have a modern car with advanced technology or a classic ride with simple electronic controls. Here are some common electrical problems you may want to look for: Check Engine Light If your ... read more

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Ford Explorer Owner Experiences "Exceptional Service" at Simard Automotive

Ford Explorer Owner Experiences "Exceptional Service" at Simard Automotive

Clay needed some work done on his Ford Explorer Sport Trac, so he did his research on auto repair shops in the Fairbanks area. Ultimately, he decided to bring his vehicle to Simard Automotive and he was glad he made this choice. Clay recently took the time to write a review of his service experience. "This was the 1st visit for our Ford Explorer Sport Trac," Clay writes. "Cat [Pottschmidt] the service writer was beyond helpful and communicated with me as to an estimate, and drilled down to what I really wanted done and what I was willing to spend." The most important step of any automotive repair job we take on at Simard Automotive is to get the customer ... read more

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Community Connections Drive the Success of Fairbanks' Own Simard Automotive

Community Connections Drive the Success of Fairbanks' Own Simard Automotive

For more than 20 years, Simard Automotive has been a trusted name in the Fairbanks community. Though this is a big town, we all know it is a very close-knit community. It's very important for local businesses to have a strong reputation for quality work and trustworthy service. These are just a couple of the core values that have driven the success of Simard Automotive over the years. Michael Simard opened his first shop in 1997. It was a very simple one-bay facility that he built himself. Before long, he had developed a loyal following of customers and he moved to their current "Airport" location on Aeronca Avenue. In 2016, Simard Automotive purchased a Chevron station across town on Gaffney Road and that would serve as the company ... read more

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